Are you familiar with Ina Garten? I find myself going into a trance while watching her videos. They’re so relaxing and….hedonistic. And so unlike my own life.
While hunting for a coconut cake recipe last month, I stumbled across her cooking shows on YouTube. She reminds me of a well-fed contented cat, a Cheshire cat serenely lapping cream from a bowl. And speaking of cream…..wow……she doesn’t skimp on butter, cream, full-fat cheeses or her signature coconut cake with cream cheese frosting. Ina Garten is an unabashed epicurean and I say bravo!
With her gorgeous house in The Hamptons, loving husband (they met when she was 15), successful cooking shows and 9 cookbooks (all bestsellers), Ina lives the good life. I wonder if her multitude of fans aren’t just a little jealous of the life she’s crafted for herself. (I know I am.)
Here she is in Paris –
What a wonderful description of Ina! I love watching her shows – everything looks very simple to do and delicious and she’s the calm in the chaos. I have one of her cook books and love it.
Your description of Ina is purrrrfect! I enjoy watching her show very much and find the recipes are fairly simple to make. I have one of her cookbooks as well and love it – she’s the calm in the cooking chaos!
Ha! Ha! Purrrrfect….I like that. I don’t have a cookbook of hers…but I’ll buy one. I really enjoy watching her show…it’s relaxing and also inspiring.
I love her! Her cookbooks are fabulous – the recipes turn out well every time. 🙂
She’s got a huge following! I had no idea. The coconut cake I made from her recipe turned out perfect.