Wednesday, November 1
Well, my prayers were finally answered, as Ina appeared this week on the Today show.
She did a quick segment with Ann Curry about "make ahead" dishes for parties, one of Ina's signature traits.
I don't know if it was Ina's quiet, soft-natured speaking style (opposite of Ms. Ray) or something else, but Ann Curry just would not stop talking throughout the entire segment. Ina barely got a word in edgewise!
Ann was stirring her mashed potatoes! She doesn't even let Jeffrey do that, so don't try to get up in Ina's space-- especially during the rare occurrences she leaves the Hamptons. INA NEEDS ROOM!
Then, to make matters worse, Natalie Morales comes on and says, and I quote:
"I love your show on HGTV. I watch it all the time."
Does Ina have a show on HGTV that I'm not aware of? I'd be so upset if I hadn't heard about it. With that garden/plantation she has, she might as well have a show.
Natalie: if you're not sure which network, why even bother mentioning one? Ina's tone drops a little on her "oh, thank you so much" after the wrong Ms. Morales stumbles.
I'm also very excited to report that Ina will be making a stop on her book tour next Wednesday, here in the D.C. area! She'll be appearing at Sur La Table on Nov. 8 from 12-2 p.m. in Arlington.
You can find more information on other stops at Ina's Web page. Jared and I joked that when we met Giada at her book signing we'd ask her "What's Ina Garten like?" so maybe if I get to meet Ina I'll just ask her questions about Giada. =)
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