‘Barefoot Contessa’: Ina Garten Shares The Dessert That Stole Her Husband’s Heart

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ina and Jeffrey Garten

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, right here’s the dessert that received Ina Garten her sweetheart, Jeffrey!

Ina and Jeffrey Garten
Ina and Jeffrey Garten | Jim Spellman/WireImage

Anyone who is aware of something about Barefoot Contessa star Ina Garten is aware of the love of her life is her husband, Jeffrey. The couple have a good looking love story that can not be instructed with out mentioning lots of Garten’s hit recipes. In reality, she revealed a “love letter” cookbook of kinds for her husband referred to as, Cooking For Jeffrey in 2016.

There’s one explicit dessert, nevertheless, that received her Jeffrey over. 

Find out extra about this candy dish and the pair’s love story.

How this superb couple stays in love

The Gartens can be married 52 years this 12 months however actually look nonetheless so smitten with each other. They are some of the admired {couples}, and Ina’s Instagram posts of the 2 solely encourage followers to swoon over their candy love story. So what’s their secret?  

Ina contemplated that query in a dialog with Huffington Post in 2018, saying “I keep in mind [talk show host] Larry King as soon as had an interview with Tony Robbins, and Larry, who I feel has been married like 20 occasions, requested Tony, ‘What’s the one key to a contented marriage?’ “

“And I thought, ‘That’s a crazy question ― it’s not just one thing!’ And Tony Robbins said, ‘Each person needs to feel that they’re the most important thing in the other person’s life.’ And I thought, ‘Whoaaaaaaa! That’s exactly right! That’s the one thing!’ And I always feel that way about Jeffery and I know he feels that way about me.”

Jeffrey Garten’s favourite dinner

It’s lovable that Ina Garten considers cooking for her husband to be certainly one of her treasured issues to do. He appears to be (rightly so!) extraordinarily appreciative of his spouse’s unbelievable expertise. Her favourite dinner to make for him? Crispy mustard rooster and frisée.

The recipe requires panko bread flakes, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, bone-in, skin-on rooster thighs, fingerling potatoes, and salad greens. It’s a scrumptious, one-pot meal.

As Ina says concerning the recipe in her cookbook, Cook Like A Pro, “This is a great summer dinner! I love the interplay of hot and cold – the crispy chicken and roasted fingerling potatoes with the slightly bitter greens and mustard vinaigrette. This hits all the right notes for me.”

The candy stuff that mentioned ‘I love you’ to Jeffrey

Jeffrey’s favourite dessert that Ina makes with numerous love are fundamental, chocolatey brownies. But you understand Ina doesn’t make out-of-the-box brownies. These are turbo brownies.

In a chat she gave on the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016, Garten revealed that she met Jeffrey when she was in highschool whereas he was a scholar at Dartmouth University. She did what every other clever woman would do. She began delivering to his dorm packing containers of brownies.

“When those brownies came, I was the most popular guy in class,” Jeffrey mentioned. “I thought, this is the cutest guy I’ve ever seen in my life,” Ina mentioned. “And he still is.”

Read extra: ‘Barefoot Contessa’: The 1 Surprising Thing That Ina Garten Refuses To Do

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