"Jake Gyllenhaal has treated lover Reese Witherspoon to private cooking lessons.
The couple - who met on the set of their film 'Rendition' earlier this year - fell in love with Italian food during their recent break to Rome, so Jake arranged for a top chef to visit his house and show his new girl around the kitchen.
A source said: "Reese fell in love with Rome and Italian food reminds her of the great time they had together. Jake knew Reese would be thrilled to learn how to make some of the dishes herself. She loves cooking for her children."
Reese has two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, eight-year-old daughter Ava and four-year-old son Deacon.
The Oscar-winning actress is believed to have been dating Jake for months, but the couple only went public with their romance in October.
That same month, Jake joined Reese and her children to go trick or treating on Halloween (31.10.07).
The 31-year-old actress was dressed as a witch, as was daughter Ava. Jake, 26, was dressed in a gorilla suit, while Deacon wore a superhero outfit". Source: People.monstersandcritics.com