dearest ina

it's no secret that i'm a food network junkie.
like fo realz yo.
rachel ray used to be my favorite, but i'm a bit over her. paula deen too.
but, ina garten (barefoot contessa) used to be my least favorite, but i feel like she has suddenly become my favorite.
sidenote - i used to think the show was called barefoot contessa in a garden.

my mom loved ina.
maybe that has sparked my love for her.
or maybe it's that i have grown up and like to try more sophisticated flavors every now and then.
no one has ever made me want to cook with a leek more than ina.

maybe i'm intrigued by her life. i mean seriously, she lives in the hamptons. her husband is gone all week, so her week days are filled with cooking for all of her friends and little gay men. i love it!
i love that she cooks rich, full fat/full flavor foods and embraces it.
and although my 2013 should have a lot less fat, i'm feeling the need to cook it up...ina style.

or maybe it's that she loves paris too.
every year she spends new years in paris with friends.
come on! i need that life!

i want to throw parties and make yummies like ina.
you know...be a texas girl with hamptons style.
now that just sounds lovely.