Lorde, Taylor Swift spice up their friendship

21:39, Aug 12 2014

New Zealand's Lorde and American sweetheart Taylor Swift have spiced up their friendship, taking part in a cooking lesson and bonding over tacos.

The songstress stars posted photos of their efforts on Instagram after spending the day perfecting their cooking skills at an eatery in Rhode Island.

Swift wrote, "Thank you to Chef Jeanie at Ella's Fine Food and Drink for giving us the best and only cooking lesson we've ever had!" 

Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, added: "Took a wonderful cooking class in rhode island alongside the already-super-good-cook, ms.@taylorswift" 

Swift, 24, and Yelich-O'Connor, 17, are often snapped hanging out together when the Kiwi singer visits the United States.

When Swift came to New Zealand last November on her RED tour, Lorde was in the audience, and Swift jumped offstage to give her a hug.

Lorde also attended Swift's 24th birthday party in Melbourne.