David from Sweden

Fast cars, protein bars and fruit salad for the Dalai Lama

Name: David Alexandersson

Hometown: Kristianstad, Sweden

Current Location: Brooklyn Heights

Day Job: Actor

When I’m not acting: I love to drive sports cars

My daily uniform is: Trench coat, leather shoes, Levis jeans, fitted shirt

I have a few: Too many protein bar receipts in my wallet

In the kitchen, I swear by: Olive oil, garlic and sea salt

The taste I can’t live without: Chocolate

Most incredible dinner out: Chili-shrimp soup served in a iron cast bowl, followed by grilled pork loin served with home made fries and a big salad at Lasarte Barcelona, Spain

The best thing(s) about Sweden: Free healthcare, free education, Swedish woods

The best thing(s) about New York: Sooo many places to party!

If I could cook for anyone: I would make a nice fruit salad for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and then try and talk him into playing some one on one basketball with me

I’m dying to go to: Tokyo, Japan

My top 5 meals:

1. Sardines and flat iron steak at Isa in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2. Hanger steak at Colonie in Brooklyn Heights, NY

3. The classic burger at Bruckner Bar & Grill in the Bronx

4. Steak with mashed potatoes at Via Della Pace in the East Village

5. Hotdog from a hotdog stand in NYC

My motto: Follow your heart and always stay positive