Ina Garten is giving the fans a clue about their political beliefs.
During an interview on stage with the New York Times & # 39; On Thursday, Food Network star Frank Bruni answered questions about cooking, fame, pop and political culture, and upcoming midterm elections.
In front of an audience crowded in 92Y in New York City, Bruni told the famous chef that they would talk about politics "in a very neutral and safe way" and asked Garten, who was promoting his new cookbook. Cooking like a professional, if she thought that people are eating differently due to the political environment in the country.
Garten's response: "I think there have been studies that people who are Republicans eat in certain ways and Democrats eat in certain ways," he said. "I think it was something in the Daily, there was a study that said that Republicans tend to be more meat and potatoes, and, I mean, obviously they are not all, and Democrats tend to eat more ethnic food … more interested in more challenging things. "
Bruni continued with a name association game, where she threw the name of a prominent politician and asked Garten to suggest a dish she would serve for dinner. "Well, first, I only invite the people I love," Garten joked, before going with the flow.
First it was Senator Elizabeth Warren, to which Garten replied: "Something really simple as a pasta. Oh, she's from Massachusetts, so they have lobster, so I'd make macaroni and cheese and lobster. "
Second, Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke: "Hmm, Texas, I love him, maybe like a slow-roasted pork shoulder, a little bit of Texas, it's one of my favorite foods, actually." And beans Maple oven, and make it a little modern with a small salad of kale and a little corn bread, "she replied.
Third, former Vice President Joe Biden: "Something fun! Something you need to eat with your hands. I have a great baked clam, "he said." It's lobster and clams and shrimp and sausage and potatoes. And I just leave a big bowl in the middle and everyone has to roll up their sleeves and just dig. Would not Joe Biden be like that? "
And, finally, President Donald Trump: "A summons," he responded quickly, as she and the crowd burst into laughter. "Is that political?" Garten asked with a chuckle as the audience applauded.
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Bruni continued with the topic of politics, asking Garten what he plans to eat for dinner on November 6, the night of the mid-term elections. "Well, it depends on how it goes," he said. "It could be a pint of Haagen Dazs or I do not know, what's my favorite dinner? Roast chicken."
Before Garten became a household name as Food Network star, he was a nuclear budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, DC, under the administration of Jimmy Carter, a career inspired by her husband Jeffrey, who I was working in the state department.