On her show, she's making an apple tart for Jeffrey and gets to the part with the apricot glaze. She puts two tablespoons of Calvados in it, condescendingly explaining what it is to her audience. Then she says "if you don't have a bottle of Calvados, don't go out and buy one just for this".
THEN, she spends the rest of the show talking about how great the Calvados is. "Wow, you can really smell the Calvados in the glaze". "Mmmm, you can smell the Calvados when it hits the heat of the apples".
The kicker is "The Calvados also helps preserve the apples and keep them moist". OK bitch, so what you're saying is that even though the Calvados makes the fucking recipe, us plebes shouldn't bother going to buy some.
ps, where does she get those MASSIVE shirts?
Fuck her and her Calvado - it's brandy for christ sake!
The Christian Brothers V.S.O.P. is pretty good stuff too.
[quote] "Wow, you can really smell the Calvados in the glaze"
So this is what she says now right after ripping a big one? She used to blame it on the dog.
Well, Calvados IS rather expensive...
[quote] where does she get those MASSIVE shirts
They are called shents -- part shirt, part tent.
How many times did her contract require her to say "Calvados"?
She can be amusing, for sure, but does she know anyone who isn't a tiresome yuppie?
"...where does she get those MASSIVE shirts?"
Omar the Shentmaker.
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[quote] "...where does she get those MASSIVE shirts?"
[quote]ps, where does she get those MASSIVE shirts?
Sag Harbor Tent and Awning.
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Ina then goes on to say, "Let's face it. Most of you are really, really poor and I'm really, really rich. That's why my Calvados-soaked tarts will ALWAYS taste better than your broke ass tart. Mmmkay?"
According to the thread on TWOP, the main frua there wrote to Ina's assistant who responded and said Ina has those shirts custom made. (*Snort*)
She also said Ina does not smoke (despite her phlegmy laugh..)
And the green stripes on her kitchen walls in the old series are not wallpaper but a custom paint job.
I've only watched the show once a while ago and didn't notice a phlegmy laugh. She has one now? Hmm, claims to not smoke? Maybe not ciggies, but maybe marijuana. Weight related to munchies?
She supports gay rights and marriage. Cut her some slack.
Save the venom for our abundant enemies.
That isn't passive aggressive behavior, OP.
She's obnoxious and phony.
As are her rabid fans.
Pulling out the gay card? Come on.
Wallpaper is for plebes.
Ina, downing a bottle of Calvados
I love Calvados. It is available at many different prices. Trader Joes currently has it for the holidays at $20. You can usually find it at Bev Mo for that price as well.
She probably meant don't go out of your way to buy it if you can't find it in your area.
I will add don't use Apple Jack instead because that stuff is just awful.
[quote] You can usually find it at Bev Mo for that price as well.
Is Bev Mo where all the butch lesbians shop?
[quote]I love Calvados. It is available at many different prices. Trader Joes currently has it for the holidays at $20. You can usually find it at Bev Mo for that price as well.
I guarantee you she's never set foot in a Trader joes. The olive oil she uses is about $30 a bottle.
R18 You are thinking of Lez Ho
R19 Look they even have kosher Calvados
Did you see her serving spoons that she keeps in blue pouches?? Who does that? This was also on today when she made chicken hash and that dry-ass French toast for dessert.
R21 They are silver serving spoons. You keep them in those things so they don't tarnish.
"Ina has those shirts custom made. (*Snort*)"
This question was answered in a magazinei interview somewhere. Ina said her original shents were from Eileen Fisher, but now she has them custom-made by a dressmaker.
My guess is that Ina doesn't fit into Eileen Fisher's plus sizes anymore.
Yeah, there was a shot where she was putting truffles into her fridge and for a second you got a full shot of her below the sternum. Holy shit, I'm amazed she can fit through doors.
I bet the bitch has the diabetes, too.
"I bet the bitch has the diabetes, too."
Yeah, but I'm not making money off it, cuntface. #farrrrrrrrt#
Ina, swilling the "good" cognac right out of the bottle
She MUST be at least pre-diabetic.
Ina is an East Coast rarity in that most morbidly obese women are lower class.
Oh cum now....
The woman's name is INA.
Can you tell me, that if your name was INA, you wouldn't be a passive aggressive bitch as well?
Her husband Jeffrey is gay. Ina gets her sexual tension released through her cooking. Just look at what she's saying:
[quote]"Wow, you can really smell the Calvados.... Mmmm, you can smell the Calvados when it hits the heat.... The Calvados also helps...keep them moist."
w&w for R2
So is a shent sort of a proto-caftan?
Ina Garten: Hamptonfrau
evrything she makes has 5,000 calories per serving
Ever think any of her overly-rich recipes have caused to to have explosive diarrhea?
That's my story and I'm sticking to it, R34
Is she as snooty in real life as she appears on the show? She always speaks in a snooty pinched voice.
She may be a bitch, but she got you to keep watching through to the end.
Does T.R. still do spots on her show?
I messed around with T.R. once... definitely a hot piece of ass.
TR was gorgeous. Ina definitely had ideas about trying to turn him het.
T.R. has been persona non grata ever since Ina moved the show into her new "barn." He used to be featured on at least 2 shows per season, but he and Ina reportedly had a falling out, and she no longer has him running around the Hamptons looking for ingredients for her dishes. I can't imagine what they would have a falling out over? Maybe he refused to watch her anymore while she masturbated with a cucumber.
Here's my problem I can't stand it when she says how good is that how bad is That how nice is that how sweet is that how Italian is that how blah blah blah is that
I liked her better when she cooked in her real kitchen. The barn is pretenious and her Ask Ina bit is filler. Weak.
It's "we" plebes, although it's much more convincing the way you say it.
Watching Tiara make meringue chantilly was probably the gayest thing I've ever seen.
I love how she says to use really good ketchup or mayonnaise and then whips out a bottle of Heinz or Hellman's. You would think she would use some $20 stuff from a local Hampton's joint. I don't understand why she doesn't make homemade.
She has a few recipes where she puts in a tablespoon or so of framboise, but she never suggests a substitute. I'd never drink it, so buying the bottle would be a waste, like calvados.
I don't think I've ever seen a heterosexual person on her show, besides perhaps Ina herself. Even her husband is a big ol' mary.
She's snobbish as shit, but harmless. I don't hate her, but her fake laugh does give me the creeps.
Because Hellmann's is really good mayonnaise. The ingredients aren't fancy but the taste is fresh, creamy, and perfect for recipes.
R47 if it's what I'm thinking it is, Framboise Lambic is a raspberry beer (though I think it comes in other flavors). It's actually not that expensive - around $7-$8 for a bottle that's about the size of a 22 oz.
It's really good, and does not taste like a traditional beer at all. It just has a really concentrated raspberry flavor with some fizz.
Most major grocery chains with a wine dept sell it, and I think I may have seen it at Trader Joes too.
R49, try making your own mayo. You'll never go back to Hellman's.
I never see her use Log Cabin syrup. It's always Grade A dark amber probably flown in from Vermont.
I wonder if Ina caught Jeffrey hitting on T.R. and that's what the fallout was about. I bet Ina's good friend Barbara Lieberman knows.
THREAD CLOSED BECAUSE OF MY GASEOUS ODEURS!!
Detour off the L.I.E. to the Hamptons, because of the toxic fumes! Take the back roads to your destination.
That "passive aggressive" comment reminded me of one of my favorite cooking shows ever: Posh Nosh. Local PBS used to show episodes of it. Had everything: Richard E. Grant, gay husband, passive aggressive wife, class snobbery, food snobbery, name dropping. Loved it!
She has her own popular show. Her on-air clothing is tailor made for her, you idiots.
What R51 said. The first time I saw her whip out Hellman's after declaring that only [italic]good[/italic] mayo would do, well, [italic]this[/italic] is not the new Julia. Or even the new Martha.
I love her even more after reading OP's post. She is perfection.
[quote] Her on-air clothing is tailor made for her, you idiots.
I believe you meant to say "tentmaker-made."
[quote]Because Hellmann's is really good mayonnaise.
You DO realize that it's DL heresy to compliment any mayonnaise other than Duke's, right?
I believe [italic]you[/italic] meant to say "I am such a cunt, I don't deserve to breathe," R59.
I've never laughed as much as I laughed on the first page of this thread. I aspire to be as witty as the legendary queens of old.
R60, I'm from the Northeast and finally tried Duke's and honestly I don't get the hype over it. It's basically the same thing as Hellman's but without the tiny bit of sugar in it that Hellman's has, and which I prefer.
"[R49], try making your own mayo. You'll never go back to Hellman's."
Most of us have a life.
Making mayo in the Cuisinart is one of the easiest bits of cooking, R64. I didn't buy mayo for years, and I only started recently because I have a friend over to eat who literally puts it on everything but dessert.
"Having a life" can certainly incorporate making your own mayo.
Didn't Julia Child or some other media chef suggest cooks buy several of those mini-bottles (airline size) of liqueur or brandy for cooking if they don't drink them regularly?
R64, you're an idiot. Making your own mayo takes about as much time as posting on here.
I started a GoFundMe campaign to buy the angry poor OP her very own bottle of Calvados for the holidays. It's a fine French brandy made from apples, as you know.
I hate the she and Americans say apricot, like app-ree-i-cot.
R50 - no it's not a framboise beer! It's a sweet raspberry flavored liqueur. But that beer sounds interesting, thanks.
R47 - R66 has the solution. I've seen Framboise liqueurs in tiny bottles - especially around the holidays, packaged for stocking stuffer or gift basket type gift giving. I think it may be sold in several size bottles. The stuff seems to last forever, and it can be used in various dessert and drink recipes.
Years ago I had a great recipe for a French apple tart in filo dough type shell, which called for Calvados. I made it once with a different brandy because Calvados was too pricey. It was good but not great. The next time I used Calvados because I felt like splurging, and it really made a difference. But that was one big, expensive bottle of booze.
R70 I'm American and I say APE-ri-cot.
[quote]I hate the she and Americans say apricot, like app-ree-i-cot.
I say ap-ruh-cot
The problem with homemade mayo is that it has raw eggs. Unless you use pasteurized eggs or have a trusted source for the regular kind, it's not a good idea.