Ina Garten is a passive aggressive bitch
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/22/2015|
Fuck her and her Calvado - it's brandy for christ sake!
The Christian Brothers V.S.O.P. is pretty good stuff too.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/27/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/27/2012|
Well, Calvados IS rather expensive...
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/27/2012|
[quote] where does she get those MASSIVE shirts
They are called shents -- part shirt, part tent.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/27/2012|
How many times did her contract require her to say "Calvados"?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/27/2012|
She can be amusing, for sure, but does she know anyone who isn't a tiresome yuppie?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/27/2012|
"...where does she get those MASSIVE shirts?"
Omar the Shentmaker.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/27/2012|
[quote] "...where does she get those MASSIVE shirts?"
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/27/2012|
[quote]ps, where does she get those MASSIVE shirts?
Sag Harbor Tent and Awning.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/27/2012|
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?"
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/27/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/27/2012|
She supports gay rights and marriage. Cut her some slack. Save the venom for our abundant enemies.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/27/2012|
That isn't passive aggressive behavior, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/27/2012|
She's obnoxious and phony.
As are her rabid fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/27/2012|
[quote] You can usually find it at Bev Mo for that price as well.
Is Bev Mo where all the butch lesbians shop?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/27/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/27/2012|
R18 You are thinking of Lez Ho
R19 Look they even have kosher Calvados
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/27/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/27/2012|
R21 They are silver serving spoons. You keep them in those things so they don't tarnish.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/27/2012|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/27/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/27/2012|
I bet the bitch has the diabetes, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/27/2012|
"I bet the bitch has the diabetes, too."
Yeah, but I'm not making money off it, cuntface. #farrrrrrrrt#
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/27/2012|
She MUST be at least pre-diabetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/28/2012|
Ina is an East Coast rarity in that most morbidly obese women are lower class.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/28/2012|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/28/2012|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/28/2012|
w&w for R2
So is a shent sort of a proto-caftan?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/28/2012|
Ever think any of her overly-rich recipes have caused to to have explosive diarrhea?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/28/2012|
That's my story and I'm sticking to it, R34
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/28/2012|
Is she as snooty in real life as she appears on the show? She always speaks in a snooty pinched voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/28/2012|
She may be a bitch, but she got you to keep watching through to the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/28/2012|
Does T.R. still do spots on her show?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/28/2012|
I messed around with T.R. once... definitely a hot piece of ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/29/2012|
TR was gorgeous. Ina definitely had ideas about trying to turn him het.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/29/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/29/2012|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/16/2014|
I liked her better when she cooked in her real kitchen. The barn is pretenious and her Ask Ina bit is filler. Weak.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/16/2014|
It's "we" plebes, although it's much more convincing the way you say it.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/30/2014|
Watching Tiara make meringue chantilly was probably the gayest thing I've ever seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/30/2014|
Because Hellmann's is really good mayonnaise. The ingredients aren't fancy but the taste is fresh, creamy, and perfect for recipes.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/30/2014|
R49, try making your own mayo. You'll never go back to Hellman's.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/30/2014|
I never see her use Log Cabin syrup. It's always Grade A dark amber probably flown in from Vermont.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/30/2014|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/30/2014|
She has her own popular show. Her on-air clothing is tailor made for her, you idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/30/2014|
I love her even more after reading OP's post. She is perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/30/2014|
[quote] Her on-air clothing is tailor made for her, you idiots.
I believe you meant to say "tentmaker-made."
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/30/2014|
[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?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/30/2014|
I believe [italic]you[/italic] meant to say "I am such a cunt, I don't deserve to breathe," R59.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/30/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/01/2014|
"[R49], try making your own mayo. You'll never go back to Hellman's."
Most of us have a life.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/01/2014|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/01/2014|
You want good quality mayo, try this:
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/01/2014|
R64, you're an idiot. Making your own mayo takes about as much time as posting on here.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/01/2014|
I hate the she and Americans say apricot, like app-ree-i-cot.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/01/2014|
R70 I'm American and I say APE-ri-cot.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/01/2014|
[quote]I hate the she and Americans say apricot, like app-ree-i-cot.
I say ap-ruh-cot
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/01/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/01/2014|
I never understood why Food Network would go through the trouble of hiding certain brands from the cans and boxes they use on their shows, then they will turn around and name drop stuff like this. She could have said, don't bother going out and buying this particular brand name of brandy if you don't already have it, any brandy will do.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/10/2015|
as for the shirts, I'm sure she shops at Georgia Tent and Awning. I recognize some of the patterns.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/10/2015|
Ina Garten's a Diva, Baby
By: Iron Butterfly
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/10/2015|
In one of her episodes when she was answering questions from her blog, she said that she had them custom made after the shop she bought her original shirts closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/11/2015|
I wonder why they all look the same, only the color changes. I mean she's heavy but not that bad that she has to only wear the exact same thing all the time. He does have pretty hair for a woman her age. Even if it's dyed it's so silky and shiny like a young persons. Money and the best stylist can't give you that. She's just lucky.
I think way back when she and Jeffery had a sexual relationship but I'll bet they have not done it since the 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/11/2015|
[quote]I actually have my shirts made for me by a dressmaker in NY City. I wanted a certain style and couldn't find it in enough colors, so I had them custom made. The original shirt came from Eileen Fisher, so that's a good place to look.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/11/2015|
As long s we're complaining about mayonnaise, I hate when they change the recipes of familiar food products. Now I need to find a new fucking cider.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/11/2015|
ahh and here i thought i was the only one that disliked ina, that fat bitch she looks like a sea donkey, case closed
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/11/2015|
Other than being laughed at, Ina Garten serves no practical use.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/11/2015|
I love her and her high standards for ingredients. It does make a difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/11/2015|
Hate all you want but most, if not all, of the recipes I have made really turn out delicious.
And of course, you need to put in quality ingredients, if not the final taste will reflect that.
I don't like her shirts either, time to change it up, darling!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/11/2015|
I think she's tremendous.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/11/2015|
Bitch all you like but I dare you to try her Blue Cheese Cole Slaw before you say another word against her.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/11/2015|
I made a carrot and broccoli slaw that was beyond fantastic!!! It was an Anne Burrell recipe, though.
Much of the same dressing ingredients.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/11/2015|
I'll take Ina any day over that Guy Fieri gas bag. I hate that Fucker.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/11/2015|
Is it really true she suffers from The Farts?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/11/2015|
Why is Food Network giving Paula Deens two loser sons another show? Can't they find anyone other than those two douche bags?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/30/2015|
Anna Pump dead; lobsters rejoice
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/12/2015|
R94, that's also gonna be Ina's expression while you BURN IN HELL for that horrible, awful comment!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/12/2015|
Blue Plate mayo is better than Dukes or Hellmans. Just saying...
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/12/2015|
Kewpie mayo is better than Blue Plate, Dukes, Hellmans or your butt-jam, bitches. Just saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/12/2015|
The money she spends on Depends, it never ends! When your colon is shot, friends, best to eat food that mends.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/13/2015|
I can't believe she doesn't make her own mayo. But then, she puts oil in the water to cook pasta.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/13/2015|
She's a cook not a chef...
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/13/2015|
You have to be anointed with the title "chef" to make your own mayo?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/13/2015|
I've made my own mayonnaise a few times, always with "really good" ingredients, and trying slight variations. To me, it's never as good as Hellmann's. It sort of defeats the purpose of making your own if it isn't an improvement.
About Framboise, there's a sweet liqueur but there's also a clear raspberry brandy that's not sweet. I think she uses the latter.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/13/2015|
A friend of mine lives in East Hampton and knows Ina a bit socially and told me an amusing story about her.
A friend of his brought her to an informal dinner my friend was having. He expected she'd eat dantily, as many fat people do in public. Well, she said she was starved when she arrived and she wasn't kidding.
She ate a salad, two enormous helpings of a heavy, filling cassoulet, four big slices of French bread (used to help shovel in the cassoulet), and polished off by herself virtually a whole bottle of Côtes du Rhône.
After that, my friend said,"she spent the rest of the evening in the guest bathroom, blowing up my toilet."
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/22/2015|
R103, I don't believe your story.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/22/2015|
I wonder what you're doing wrong, R102.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/22/2015|
R106. I think maybe I haven't found the right oil. I kmow olive oil is too strong IMO. I want mayo to have a mild, subtle flavor.
R103 I thought your story was a hoot. We never get any gossip here anymore because there's always someone just waiting to piss on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/22/2015|
I use canola oil, R107. Or maybe 1/4 olive and 3/4 canola. Are you putting dijon in? And lemon juice or vinegar? And plenty of salt?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/22/2015|