Blake Lively smuggles food items

Los Angeles: Actress Blake Lively says she likes to collect local ingredients when she is travelling and often takes them home.

"I love to go to cooking school when I travel and I like to smuggle ingredients home. I have smuggled so many ingredients across so many borders, like shallot confit from Thailand, or a new sauce from New Orleans not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration )," Total Film magazine quoted Lively as saying.

The 25-year-old stuffs the ingredients in a teddy bear.

"I`m stuffing them in teddy bears cut in half and put back together again and I`ve gotten really good at it, although now I`m talking about it, I`m sure customs will be all over me next time I go anywhere," she said.