Eat, sleep and breathe: Jenny O

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter reveals her on-the-road eating habits

Eat, sleep and breathe: Jenny O

What time is breakfast?

Usually 8 or 9am for an early drive. As soon as I wake up I want breakfast.

Tea or coffee?


Smoking or non-smoking?

No cigarettes except every couple years I am in Rome or Paris and then I will buy a half-pack to flick around and be romantic about it.

Sweet or savoury snacks?

One of each. We must also distinguish fruity-sweet from gooey-sweet. One of each.

What food do you miss when you tour?

Fresh vegetables and healthy home-cooking.

Who’s the best cook you know?

That’s tough – I know quite a few. My friend Niko, perhaps, because he has the best garden and no refrigerator. Everything he makes is delicious and heartwarming.

What’s on your rider?

Raw vegetables and hummus, whisky. I don’t even like hummus. I never know what to put on there because I don’t want someone driving around looking for a burrito containing zucchini and kale … though that’s what I’d like every day. Veggie burrito. Hold the lifeless lettuce and genetically modified tomatoes.

Which country/city has the best food?

Italy and Japan. I love Mexican food in Los Angeles, although I haven’t spent enough time in Mexico to understand the source.

Do you eat out a lot?


Do you drink onstage?


Jenny O plays Wickerman, Dumfriesshire, Fri 20 Jul and Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow, Thu 2 Aug.


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