Angelina Jolie presented with a feast but she only “tasted a little bit of everything”

Here are some more photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Sarajevo premiere/screening of In the Land of Blood and Honey – Angelina‘s black Versace still seems dated to me, but whatever. Brad and Angie were all over the place in Europe last week – Berlin, Paris, Sarajevo and even Croatia. Angelina went to Croatia without Brad, and with the cast of ITLOBAH. Unfortunately, we don’t have photos – you can see some here. Angelina wore a long-sleeved orangey-coral-colored gown for that event. I’m not crazy about her in that color, but the style of the dress is flattering enough. I appreciate Angelina’s commitment to sleeves. Too many celebrity women fall into the “strapless gown” trap and never get out.

Anyway, while Brad and Angie were in Sarajevo last week, they hosted a party for the film, and Us Weekly has all the details on the lavish spread:

It was a feast fit for the King and Queen of Hollywood! To celebrate the Sarajevo premiere of her Bosnian war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina Jolie pulled out all the stops for a lavish, unforgettable dinner on Tuesday.

With love Brad Pitt at her side, the actress-turned-director, 36, hosted about 30 people who worked on the film at Zetra Sports Hall, where the local film premiere took place; about 200 guests noshed on finger food during an earlier reception.

The dinner menu, prepared by the staff at the Bristol Hotel (where the superstar couple stayed), was sumptuous indeed: bruschetta with chicken liver pate; red trout fillet with black and red rice and fennel; veal filet with three kind of herbs; kadun butic (a traditional Bosnian dish featuring three types of minced meat on a cinnamon stick), and a dessert trio of hazelnut cremino, raspberry cheese cake and tartufo nero.

Jolie and Pitt, 48, paid their compliments to the staff; “they thanked them for wonderful hospitality and tasty food,” a staffer tells Us. “Jolie tasted a little bit of everything”.

In the Land of Blood and Honey actor Fedja Stukan (who dined at Pitt and Jolie’s table) gushed about the meal via the hotel Bristol’s Facebook page: “I must admit that I never had better tasting food! Angelina and Brad agreed with me.”

[From Us Weekly]

Do you believe that Angelina “tasted a little bit of everything”? The stans will say that she was working, she was networking, and that’s why she didn’t eat that much but she probably did eat and we’re all just haters. The anti-Jolie people will say that of course she “tasted a little bit” and then she stopped eating because she’s so thin and TERRIBLE and EVIL. As for me… I really don’t think she looks as deathly ill as many of you seem to think. She’s slender. Her legs are especially tiny, but she’s always had really slim legs. From the hips up, I actually think Angelina is looking healthier than she has in a few years. When she puts on weight, it goes to her upper arms and her abdomen (which is incidentally why people think she looks pregnant). So, my verdict: she’s eating solid food. She could totally eat more, and I wish she would, but I don’t buy that she’s starving herself. I think she just eats like a bird.

Here are some additional photos of Brangelina in Paris:

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Liz says:

    I actually believe that she tasted a little bit of everything and I believe that after she put two fingers in her throat.

  2. Mara says:

    She look so stunning in the black dress but the orange dress is really ugly not a good color for her .

  3. Asli says:

    I do think she’s too thin but in Hollywood who isn’t. It’s really a shame because if she just had a few more pounds on her body she could look so much more better.

    I really like the third pic.

  4. Nina says:

    Bosnian food is incredible! they all use domestic meat and vegetables and they really enjoy food. i really hope she tasted it

  5. Dawn says:

    Veal? Shame that her compassion doesn’t extend to other beings with whom we share the planet.

  6. LeeLoo says:

    I believe she tasted a little bit of everything and didn’t gorge on a huge meal. I know if I am constantly on the go I won’t eat as much and I’ll even forget to eat. I also have ADHD too which plays a part in that. I doubt Angie has ADHD but her life is awfully hectic. There always has to be that actress everyone accuses of having an eating disorder but I don’t believe it to be true. I think Angie is the type that will run herself into the ground and that’s how she loses weight. I also think she is one of those people who looks scary thin even if she loses only a few pounds.

  7. bea says:

    The menu was a little too “meat-tastic” for me. Who cares if she ate it or not?

    The black dress gives her some curves – another color might give it a little oomph!

    The silver dress with the flower – the sleeve seems out of place with the rest of it.

    I love minimalism, but I feel like she goes a little too plain – she needs some more jewelry or something…….

  8. The Original Mia says:

    She was the hostess. I know when I throw a party I’m usually the last one to get some food. If I do eat, it’s a little bit of everything because I’m too worried about everything going right.

  9. Alix says:

    If she’s *hosting* a dinner, I’m sure she had other things to do besides pile up her plate and dig in, like it was all-you-can-eat day at Red Lobster.

  10. samira677 says:

    It’s amusing how websites make the littlest things into a huge scandal. Considering that there were a lot of dishes to try, taking a little bit of everything probably is a full plate. But then that wouldn’t be a story like “Angelina refuses to eat”.

    • Trek Girl says:

      That is exactly what I was thinking.

      There are many ways that one can take the phrase “…tasted a little bit of everything”. The menu for that event was pretty big, and a portion of each of those dishes is more than enough to qualify as a full meal. Was she supposed to gorge herself on every last bit of food they served? I don’t think so. I obviously don’t know what happened at the event, but I doubt the way she ate, or how much she ate, was as shocking as some people would like to believe.

  11. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    They look stoned so I’m wondering why Ang doesn’t have the munchies, that food (except for the veal) sounds awesome.

  12. jc126 says:

    Those desserts sound awesome!
    She just doesn’t strike me as someone who’s into food, and is naturally thin. I can see her working on something and just not thinking about food at all.

  13. Dee Cee says:

    I hear she likes plainly cooked food and raw veg and fruit platters to pick at.. Stress can mess you up internally for a long while.. there might have been too much spice and seasonings for her.. She might have stomach problems, a lot of people are suffering with bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, reflux and food allergy and eat small meals five to six times a day.. she drinks a lot of filtered water.

  14. Shoes says:

    Doesn’t really matter to me whether she chowder down st the party. She was the hostess and probably preoccupied. Or maybe the food wasn’t particularly appealing. Whatever.

    But, ugh, Brad’s hair, especially in the first photo. And Angie Jo’s black dress reminds me of the wraps we had to wear for our senior portraits back in high school.

  15. hannah says:

    in normal middle class world, the reason the hostess is so busy is that they made the food, they have to clean up, they organized the event. I’m not sure how it works in millionaire land, but i’m assuming she really did none of that.

    • Shay Kay says:

      You are so right about how we 99 percenters throw a party! I think if I were a millionaire I wouldn’t mind “entertaining” so much as all I’d have to do is look nice with none of the work!
      Angie’s black dress here is nice enough. Angie doesn’t care about style at all so I’d say she’s made major improvements lately…except for that hideous 1970′s drapes dress. Seriously looking at it just makes me think it must feel stiff to the touch and the color just throws me back in time. No, Angie, just no I’d rather you stick to black than this.

  16. Nanea says:

    I don’t have time to eat when I’m working, and actually feel uncomfortable eating when at a public event, so I totally understand why Angie probably wouldn’t sit down with plates filled to the brim.

  17. nemera says:

    She looks so beautiful in that dress.

    regarding Brad..he will cut the hair when he wants. Just like when he cut the beard, or stop wearing the hats. The way people carry on about his head of hair and facial hair or hats is so funny. Really do some of you care about the other male celebrities that have long hair or just Bradley.

    anyway I don’t think Angie is anorexic I think she is naturally thin. I as a fan would love for her to gain more weight. but truth is she has always been thin. And this is not the thinnest she has been. People seeing he in person comment on her being tiny, but don’t say she looks sick or frail so..

  18. Katherine says:

    The whole point of the article was about the food. It read like PR for the venue and chefs.

    The article said she tasted everything. It did not say she JUST tasted everything. The word JUST was added to create fodder for discussion. Right? This isn’t about how much she ate but rather that she tried all the dishes.

    Seriously, is there nothing this woman can do without criticism from certain other women? I guess not.

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    When I am presented with a feast, I too taste a little bit of everything. It’s more to do with being able to taste all the fun foodstuffs and decide what I like, and whether I want more. (It’s also much easier to mingle and converse without a plate-load of food.)

    However, my feast would also have plenty of fruits and veg. (I’m not a “meat” gal.)

  20. anny says:

    angelina’s face looks amazing when she’s that skinny… but when she has a normal weight then her face looks a bit chubby..

    btw is she really,Really preggy??

  21. Mi says:

    You know what I have noticed? People make excuses for Jolie being to thin but when it comes to tothers celeberties they don’t? I’m not trying to be judgy or nasty or whatever but i just can’t understand the difference. Please explain!

    • teri says:

      Angelina has always and I mean ALWAYS been thin. I think she’s beautiful and most would die for her figure.

    • nemera says:

      Mi not excuses..just stating facts.

      but really how many threads can you name about what another celeb ate at a dinner party. As the main focus of the article. or people ragging because she ate veal. Really. like her humanitarian efforts are less because of that.

      I saw a cute video of her talking about her and Brad taking cooking lessons because she wants to learn to cook. She and Brad have both said she is not a cook. But I thought it was nice that they are taking classes or lessons. She said she can cook breakfast but cooking a proper dinner is a challenge and she and Brad want to learn. So thus the classes. She also said they were going to do Cooking Nights. I have friends that have done the same thing. It sounded cute and very normal to me. I much prefer those stories then the ones about what she eats or not. But she was not by herself. Brad was with her as well as the 200+ guest.

      there is also a nice picture of her and Brad with the chefs(on a fan site)

      • Mi says:

        They’re taking cooking classes togheter? That’s relly cute. And sure she may be naturally thin but sometimes she has looked thin in a not so very healthy sort of way. But I agree that media focus a bit too much on what she eats and not enough on her humanitarian efforts or other work. And it just registred but are people really bitching about her eating veal? That’s just weird (the bitcing not her eating veal), well to me atleast.

  22. Vanden says:

    So Angelina Jolie doesn’t eat much? I thought that was obvious. But why did someone report on it? not only is it redundant it’s not really anyone’s business. How creepy must it be to see a story on how much you ate at a dinner party?!

  23. original sandy says:

    anelina have always been thin, she tasted everything, there is nothing wrong with that, she ate, some people get angry because they claim she is being treated differently from others actresses, but jolie gets her hate too, mostly by ex worshipers, there is just no contest between the two, it’s unfair, i know, but it’s true. jolie would look better with more weight, there, i found something negative to say about her.

  24. DesertRose says:

    Co-sign on Angie being naturally thin and that tasting a bit of everything at a large buffet is completely normal. It’s not all that rare for women to be straight bodied with broad shoulders and thin, Ange just throws some people off because she’s got big boobs. If she was unhealthy she would not have those boobs, or at least they would be much smaller. She is such a beautiful woman, seemingly inside and out.

  25. Sandip says:

    Audrey Hepburn who was also very thin and who helped raise funds for countries that suffered famine, said that once you see people with no food or water you have a different relationship with food, you only eat because you must to survive.

    • NM6804 says:

      Yes and Hepburn also made a vow not to weigh more than 8 stone and she succeeded (pregnancies not included of course) in that promise throughout her whole life. She had a certain discipline and weird attitude towards food (that may have resulted from witnessing the war) that can’t be called healthy and shouldn’t be put our there as an example. Also, she suffered from depression so you can take her “naturally thin” with a grain of salt. I feel as if Jolie (who had/has her share of mental and body issues too) shares that same weird attitude towards food.

      On Jolie: I would take bits of everything too. It’s fun. You should be quite full by the end of the dinner! You can take in full meals when eating something of everything. I don’t see the story here. I’m sure she’s not so stupid to organise a dinner party and not eat at all when people always report about her thin frame. If anything, she “proved” she does eat.
      And she hasn’t always been this thin. She fluctuated throughout the 90s (just look at Gia, Foxfire, Movaje Moon…). She was slender but not as skeletal as she is now. Her legs at the GG were almost non-existent, if that’s considered healthy…

  26. Lucky Charm says:

    My interpretation is that she was being complimented for trying all of the food. It’s good manners to try a little bit of everything, especially when it’s a dinner that you are hosting. That doesn’t mean that she didn’t eat normal portions of anything, just that she ate some of everything. I always had my kids try at least one bite of everything, but one bite is certainly not all they ate all night.

  27. Amy says:

    Isn’t Kate Middleton just as skinny as Angelina? Yet everybody says Angelina is healthy and that Kate has an eating disorder… because this website loves Angelina more than Kate. Pure and simple.

  28. Coral Sea says:

    Angelina should sack her stylist. It’s like a competition to make each frock fuglier than the last. If I were her I’d forget the cooking lessons and learn to cut hair so she can deal to her fugly boyfriend (shudder).

  29. Jin says:

    At this point they are just promoting their relationship. There is really no need for them to be attached at the hip in every single country there is to promote a little film.

  30. JudyJudyJudy says:

    I am pretty sure the person was pointing out how well mannered Jolie is to try everything and to say how much she enjoyed it shows respect to the hosts, esp since she is someone who clearly has discipline when it comes to eating.

  31. marie says:

    That little bit of everything looked like it amounted to an appropriate amount of food. People in America tend to over eat and have no self control. No one has to gorge themselves.

  32. vealfan says:

    Veal is VERY tasty. Yummie!

  33. pwal says:

    Eating a little bit of everything is smart, especially if she anticipates visiting that particular region again and want to give Brad or whoever accompanies her a heads up. Plus, I remember reading that whenever she and Brad go out, they order different things and swap/share each other’s dishes, although I seem to recall that she eats more of Brad’s food than vice versa. And if he’s cool with that, then fine.

  34. Babalon says:

    I care more about the dress than I do the gossip about her eating habits.

    She and that gown look amazing.

  35. bettyrose says:

    The best thing to do when served a feast is taste a little of everything. Too much of any one thing, and you won’t get to enjoy the other dishes.

  36. AquaticMusings says:

    She is usually gorgeous, but she is sure channeling Rachel Zoe in the second photo. I think it has something to do with the pursed lips?

    Hard to say whether she has such an amazing figure. We only see her in gowns. I would LOVE to see her in swimwear, whether it be a bikini or a more modest suit. Just sayin’.

  37. Shamozzle says:

    A feast to honour a movie about a war torn country. Awesome.

  38. Ronan says:

    I don’t know how anyone can doubt that she has some sort of eating disorder. Her elbow is larger than her upper arm, and that isn’t healthy.

    This is not a good look on a woman.

    • Kelly says:

      Ronan, don’t bother saying that here because angie is a goddess to posters on this site. If it were anyone else, Leann rimes, for example, well she would have an eating disorder and look totally fug. And for those saying she has always been this thin, that isn’t true. She was healthier for Gia, the bone collector. Heck, there is a topless pic of her with a horse and she looks way better there. People saw her at the golden globes and actually gasped at her thinness. Tell yourself all u want that she has always looked this way but it isn’t true.

  39. Kloops says:

    I believe she has an eating disorder (as does Duchess Kate and as did Audrey Hepburn). I still really like her. I think she’s beautiful and a wonderful humanitarian, but she’s terribly under weight.

  40. MrsNix says:

    Her weight and it’s relative healthfulness aside, I see nothing wrong with “a little of everything.” That’s how I handle Thanksgiving or any other large food holiday. I have a tiny little bite or two of each thing, and by the time I’ve done that, it was a full meal…and I didn’t have to leave anything out. I fail to see when “a little of everything” became a sign of disordered eating. Total non-story.

  41. Wow says:

    When she won an Oscar she was at least 20 pounds heavier than that and she was very pretty and her face looked different.

    Ever since she got together with Brad her weight flactuated and at times she looked either anorexic or borderline anorexic.

    She looks emaciated here.
    Not healthy and it’s a shame, because she is a pretty woman and a mother.

    IF for PR reasons, you are making this problem or sickness into a “look” or a legitimate thing, then you are encouraging eating disorder, just to avoid the obvious.

    I always wondered why all Brad’s women are so tiny and lose weight when they are with him.

    She had a great body back in the day and a fuller face which made her look better.

    Looking healthy and starving/ avoiding food is not a “good look”. It’s a problem that requires attending and help.
    Don’t make it into a “thing” or a trend.
    Show some responsibility.

    You are saying “she is eating solids” as if she was a one years old and that was some accomplishment for her.
    She is a 37-39 years old woman. She should not eat like a bird. She is not a bird, nor is she a toddler.

  42. tinker says:

    She is an anorexic. Is that evil to say?
    I love all the enablers posting.Her anorexia is her choice. None the less she is one.Anorexia use to be a young woman’s disease. No longer. I was anorexic when young. But I stopped when I matured.I saw how my actions were hurting the people I loved. And I sure as heck didn’t have any children.Thank goodness they have help and people who eat in front of the child. I have a friend who has a child and she still is anorexia. Her child does not eat either. Never see’s mom eat. And still mom hangs in to it. She is into fashion and thinks Angelina looks great.

  43. Ravensdaughter says:

    The white rose dress-awful.
    On the other side of the coin, the black dress seems “dated”? It looks gorgeous on her. This is C/B, not Vogue magazine.

  44. Holly says:

    eating like a bird? how do you propose women with eating disorders eat? people with anorexia do EAT, even at times a lot, but they will continue to restrict their calories after. i am not accusing her of anorexia, however i find it annoying some people are so vastly ignorant about it.

  45. Lisa says:

    I bet if she had sat down and eaten, she would be called bulimic.

  46. CHRISTIAN_GIRL says:

    So it says they had finger food at a earlier reception, THEN this dinner, Right?

    Where exactly is the problem? How much was she supposed to eat at both events?

    Oh right, trying to find fault again.

    The woman can and will eat what she wants. Just like you and I. In the meantime, she goes on with her life outside of the hospital doors or rehab facilities. Imagine that. Either it’s an eating disorder or drug use that she is not seeking help for, correct?

    Okay, let’s wait for your next issue with her. Given her life, surely you will never run out as she lives a full life and does lots of things.

  47. Sweetiedog says:

    Some people, and I know a few, CANNOT gain weight no matter what they do and eat. It’s an imbalance just as it is for some of us who just look at food makes us gain weight. They are opposites sides of the same imbalance.

    I know a beautiful woman who everyone confronts on being anorexic, but you should see how she eats and enjoys eating. She is hungry and makes me hungry just watching her enjoy her food so much. She does not watch her caloric intake. Another friend has no appetite and food is just not interesting to her. It is very hard for her to gain weight and she would like to look healthier.

    Just because she is skinny doesn’t mean she wants to be.

  48. JessSaysNo says:

    I believe that Angelina, like most women in Hollywood, toe the line of an eating disorder. Unfortunately, I think that is what their job and image demands of them.

    I think even for a “regular” non-actress, it is easy to get into a tricky, control-driven relationship with food. If you have cameras on you 24/7, you would take it to the next level like Ange has. She is too thin, but so is the rest of Hollywood.

    If I ate whatever I wanted and kept up a moderate exercise routine, my body would just default to a size 8-10. That is my natural body size. Because I’d like to stay a size 6, I watch my calories and try to exercise when I can. I think most of Hollywood practices what I do, except to a freakishly thin extreme. No one is really “supposed” to look as small as Ange unless they are malnourished…