GENE SIMMONS: Dessert Rock City
There aren't too many subjects Gene Simmons will admit to knowing nothing about, so it's no surprise that he has plenty to say about dessert.
There aren't too many subjects Gene Simmons will admit to knowing nothing about, so it's no surprise that he has plenty to say about dessert. He tells Food and Wine, "I tolerate food. I love desserts. I’ve never met anybody who’s ever had a dream about celery. I have had repeated dreams of being stuck in a chair with my hands tied behind my back in a cake house, and of course the only way out is to eat. I love desserts so much I don’t even have to take them orally. I’m happy to take them right into my small intestines.”
And Simmons says his desserts don't have to be to fancy -- Ding Dongs, Ring Dings, Devil Dogs and all those Hostess products work fine. But his all-time favorite guilty pleasure are jelly rolls. "A jelly roll is chewy on the outside, and as soon as you bite into it, you get the sugar on top and then you get to the jelly in the middle. I’m a simple guy. I like chocolates, jams and chewy pastries. I could write an ode to sweetness --my love is like a beer isn’t as poetic. Your kisses are like a nice bitter ale. I don’t think so.”