The Ina Garten gives fans a clue about her political conviction. During an interview on the scene with New York…
The Ina Garten gives fans a clue about her political conviction.
During an interview on the scene with New York Times Frank Bruni on Thursday, the Food Network star responded to questions about cooking, fame, pop culture and politics and the coming half-time election.
For a crowded crowd of 92Y in New York City, Bruni told the celebrity cook that they would talk about politics “in a highly neutralized safe way” and asked the Garten, who was marketing his new cookbook Cook Like a Pro if she thought people were eating differently because of the political mood in the country.
Garten answers: “I think there have been studies that people who are Republicans eat some ways and democrats eat some ways,” she said. “I think there was something in Daily It was a study that said Republicans tend to be more meat and potatoes, and of course I mean it’s not everyone, and democrats tend to eat more ethnic food … more interested in more challenging things. “
Bruni followed up with a name federation game where he threw out a prominent politician and asked Garten to propose a dish that she would serve him or her for dinner. “First, I only invite people I love”, joked the Garten before they played.
First, where was Elizabeth Warren, who Garten replied, “Something really simple as a pasta. Oh, she’s from Massachusetts so they have lobster so I’d make lobster macka and cheese.”
Secondly, Senate candidate Beto Rourke: “Hmm, Texas. Love him. Maybe like a long-burned pork shoulder, something a little Texas. It’s actually one of my favorite meals. And maple-baked beans, and make it a bit modern with a little bale salad and some corn bread “she replied.
Third, former vice president Joe Biden: “Something fun! Something you need to eat with your hands. I have a big clam,” she said. “There are lobsters and mussels and prawns and sausages and potatoes. And I just dump a big bowl in the middle and everyone just has to roll up my sleeves and just dig in. Would not Joe Biden like that?”
And finally, President Donald Trump: “A watchman”, she responded quickly, as she and the crowd burst into laughter. “Is it political?” The Garten asked a giggle that the audience applauded.
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Bruni continued the theme of politics, Garten asks what she plans to eat for dinner on November 6th, the night of middle of the election. “Well, it depends on how it goes,” she said. “It can either be a pint of Haagen Dazs or I do not know what’s my favorite food? Roast chicken.”
Before Garten became a household name as Food Network star, she was an analyst for the core budget at the Agency for Management and Budget in Washington, DC, under the Jimmy Carter Administration ̵
1; a career path inspired by her husband Jeffrey, who worked at the government department.