Billy Bob Thornton has found the perfect way to dine in style and also observe his wheat and dairy allergies over Thanksgiving - he invites his favourite cook and her family to dinner.

The movie star used to hate Thanksgiving because the day was all about a fine spread, and he could never eat any of it.

But now he says, "There's this lady called AKASHA and she knows how to make things wheat and dairy free and fool you into thinking they're good.

"Every year she comes over and she brings her husband and her little daughter and cooks for everybody and nobody knows the difference."

26/11/2003 09:06