Tina Fey’s ‘Disgusting’ Writing Diet Consists of ‘Old Balls’

On eating "old, cold Carmine's meatballs."
On eating "old, cold Carmine's meatballs." Photo: WireImage

“It’s hard if you’re both a writer and an actor, because you’re supposed to be all healthy when you’re an actor, but if you’re writing, you got to eat the most disgusting stuff you can find. The most disgusting stuff I’ve eaten was at SNL, at 3 in the morning — old, cold Carmine’s meatballs that had been delivered five hours earlier. That’s probably the worst. Old meatballs. Old balls!” —Tina Fey to Grub Street at the WGA Awards, when asked about her most peculiar writing rituals.