Ina Garten gives fans an indication of their political beliefs.
During an interview on stage with The New York Times Frank Bruni on Thursday, the Food Network In front of a crowded audience at New York City's 92Y, Bruni told the celebrity chef that he would talk about politics "a very castrated, safe way" and asked Garden to promote their new cookbook Cook Like a Pro when she thought that people were eating differently due to the political mood in the country.
Garten's answer: "I think there are studies in which people who are republicans go certain ways and democrats go certain ways," she said. "I think it was something in The Daily there was a study that said that the Republicans are more likely to be meat and potatoes, and I mean, obviously not all are there, and the Democrats are prone to eat more ethnic food … more interested in challenging things. "
Bruni followed a name association game in which he spilled the name of a prominent politician and asked Garten to propose a dish to serve him for dinner , "Well, at first I only invite people I love," joked Garten, before playing along.
First was Sen. Elizabeth Warren, to whom Garten replied, "Something really simple like a pasta. Oh, she's from Massachusetts, so they have lobster, so I'd make lobster mac and cheese."
Second, Senate contender Beto O & Rourke: "Hmm, Texas, love him, maybe like a slow-roasted pork shoulder, something Texas, it's actually one of my favorite foods, and maple beans, and make it a bit modern with a small coleslaw and some cornbread." , she answered.
Third, former Vice President Joe Biden: "Something fun, something to eat with your hands, I baked a big shell," she said. "It's lobster and clams and shrimp and sausage and potatoes and I'm just throwing a huge bowl in the middle and everyone just has to roll up their sleeves and just dig in. Would not Joe Biden be like that?"
And finally, President Donald Trump: "A summons," she answered quickly as she and the crowd burst out laughing. "Is that political?" Garden asked with a giggle as the audience applauded.
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Bruni continued the theme of politics, asking Garten what she wants to eat for dinner on November 6, the evening of the midterm elections. "Well, it depends on how it works," she said. "It could either be a glass of Haagen Dazs, or I do not know what's my favorite food? Roast Chicken."
Before Garden became a household name as a star in the Food Network, she was an Nuclear Budget Analyst at the Management and Budget in Office Washington, DC, under the Jimmy Carter Administration ̵