Vanessa Hudgens Gets a Private, At-Home Cooking Lesson From a Michelin-Starred Chef (PHOTOS)

11/02/2015 at 01:53 PM ET

Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa Hudgens is the latest celebrity to take cooking classes!

Just before Halloween, the actress received a private session from Michelin-starred chef Cristina Bowerman, who flew in from Rome to teach Hudgens some special recipes. Bowerman, who recently launched Crateful, an Los Angeles-based luxury meal delivery program and catering company, is known for her healthy, clean cuisine.

Vanessa Hudgens
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The duo were joined by the star’s boyfriend Austin Butler and her younger sister Stella at Hudgens’ L.A. home where they whipped up savory bat cookies, truffle truffle risotto and zucchini spaghetti.

Vanessa Hudgens
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And just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean you can bake up the treats Hudgens made. See the recipe below and mold into any shape you desire!

Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa’s Savory Cookies
2 cups flour
1 ⅔ cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
1 ½ stick unsalted butter
2 eggs
Salt and pepper

1. Slowly mix all ingredients together in a bowl (you may use your hands like Vanessa and Austin did)
2. Leave mixture in the fridge to rest for 2 to 5 minutes.
3. Lay the mixture on a stick-free surface, roll flat with a rolling pin
4. Carve cookies into desired shape.
5. Bake in preheated oven 350F, for 12-14 minutes until light brown. Leave to rest 15 minutes before serving.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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