Nick Offerman keeps his cooking straightforward. His ideal meal would probably include a couple of rosemary lamb chops, creamed corn, and a butter-cream-Parmesan mixture with hints of mashed potato.

As Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreations, he sticks to an even simpler ideology—meat, potatoes, single-malt Scotch, and beer. As Bon Appétit calls it, the line between actor and character isn’t always clear. In a Q&A, the magazine got Offerman/Swanson to share some culinary insights:

  • On a Swanson Thanksgiving: “A large land fowl that he killed and prepared himself. An array of tubers that were grown in his garden. Freedom Fries. A single-malt Scotch and a gallon or two of home-brewed beer—followed by a cigar for dessert.”
  • On Chicago-style vs. NYC-style pizza: “If properly dried and trimmed, New York-style pizza could be used to make a box for Chicago-style pizza. I love a slice when I’m in NYC, but it’s like eating a Slim Jim compared with a filet mignon.”
  • On his favorite kitchen tool: “It extracts pulp and juice from kernels, and I simmer that down into a creamed corn that has an almost mashed potato-like consistency. I add butter and hit it with chopped fresh chives at the end for an accent of color.”

Read the rest over at Bon Appétit.