Lily Aldrin and Michelle Flaherty: Those are just two of the names by which you may recognize actress Alyson Hannigan, who played those characters in How I Met Your Mother and American Pie, respectively. But on Tuesday, Oct. 4, Alyson is about to get a new title on Star Plates (11|10c): line cook. She’s heading into the kitchen at Michael Voltaggio’s Los Angeles restaurant Ink to learn the step-by-step process for executing one of the eatery’s most-famed desserts. Before her stint in a professional kitchen, we caught up with Alyson to get the dish on some of culinary cravings — and one of her biggest kitchen mishaps. Read on below to find out what she had to say.
What’s your favorite type of cuisine to eat (Italian, Thai, Mexican, etc.)?
Alyson Hannigan: Italian.
What’s your biggest cooking flop?
AH: Made a beautiful cake and no sooner than it was out of the oven, it ended up in pieces on the floor.