In a recent interview, Ina Garten revealed she’s really not a fast food fan — which isn’t the least bit surprising. Pear clafoutis (that’s a fancy, French, fruit-based dessert) and swordfish curry are in her recipe repertoire; a Big Mac doesn’t really fit in there. But not even the queen of food TV is immune to a craving.
“I have to say, I don’t eat fast food at all, with one exception,” she told Today. “When we’re in California doing book tours, we always have to go to In-N-Out Burger.” Garten didn’t share her order, and her Instagram’s not much help: It’s full of images of hot dogs — she even claimed one of her favorite hot dogs in Paris would be her last meal — but those aren’t on In-N-Out’s menu.
Grab-and-go burgers aren’t exactly on-brand for Garten, but she finds comfort knowing that another high-profile chef felt the same love for In-N-Out that she does. “It’s so good, and I know it was Julia Child’s favorite, too, so it’s okay.” Apparently, the French chef carried around a list of the burger chain’s locations in her pocketbook.
So next time you’re wondering whether to abstain or indulge in a Double Double, Animal Style, just think: What Would Ina Do?
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