i stalked the barefoot contessa.

Monday, April 25, 2011


i'm obsessed with ina garten, the barefoot contessa. i have all of her cookbooks and DVR every show. the witty banter between ina and her husband jeffrey leave ed and i with an endless array of inappropriate jokes.

so when we decided to take a weekend trip to the hamptons, i had to find her house.

not only did we find her vomit-inducingly large house, i pulled out the zoom lens and proceeded to take some pics. don't think i'm a psychopath just yet? it gets worse.

as i'm taking paparazzi style pics (sing the song), sam starts growling at a man walking semi-close to the car. i took a break from my crazy photo session to see a sweat-pant clad jeffrey garten walking past our car and into his house.

it gets better...

later on that day, i walk into a diner and find ina and jeffrey sitting in a booth eating lunch. i kid you not, jeffrey looked at me like... "aren't you the crazy mofo that was taking pics outside my house?"

i'll post some beach pics tomorrow. i know you're on the edge of your seat.*

*sarcasm makes a regular appearance around here.

33 comments:

Vanessa said...

Omg, you're my hero. I looooove Ina. Actually, I find her pretty pretentious and annoying, so I would say that I love her in the same way I love Gwyneth. Except for that I would never buy GP's cookbook and own all of Ina's. I guard them all with obsessive diligence.

Emily said...

Hahaha oh my god, that's amazing. And I can't believe Ina lets Jeffrey wear sweatpants.

rebecca said...

he looked like he had been on a walk. we couldnt stop laughing at the sweatpants either.

amy b.s. said...

oh my gosh! you can't make that up! what a great story!

Jennifurla said...

hahaha, how much fun! Love her too.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Best story ever. Geesh, you're such a creeper!

I like Ina too, I don't understand why she's always entertaining men though. Doesn't her husband mind?? ;)

Gloria said...

this is absolutely hilarious!! it's too bad she didn't come out to your car with a fresh lemon curd tart :-)

Mo Pie, Please said...

This post, without a doubt, made my day.

Krystal said...

that is SO FUNNY. she is totally going to google herself and see this!!!

Rebekka Seale said...

OH MY GOSH...this is the best blog post I have ever read, EVER! You are my hero. And, you saw Ina at a diner too? Amazing. Brilliant.

Rebekka Seale said...

Also, the idea of Ina googling herself...HAAHA!

rebecca said...

you guys are cracking me up. the thought of ina googling herself is hilarious.

if she did google herself, and somehow found my blog, maybe she would invite me on the show to cook dinner for her stalker. i could do the whole witty banter bit with her minus jeffrey and his sweatpants.

colleen said...

hahah that's awesome - i would do the same to paula deen. i just made her herb-roasted lamb this weekend and it was great - definitely stalker-worthy.

la petite coquine said...

GAH-this is AMAZING! You, fearless stalker, crack me up!

The Soul Anchor said...

OMG that is absolutely hilarious. YOU win. Seriously!

A & E Harwell said...

can we talk about his high tops... what?? hilarious. you've always been a creeper... poor chris thile didn't stand a chance on holidays.

kitten roar said...

that is so hilarious and awesome. but i love her, too. i have this weird thing that I call my "Food Network Family." Bobby Flay is the older brother or cool uncle, Rachel Ray is the annoying aunt that no one can stand, Alton Brown is another awesome uncle. And Ina and Paula Dean are my grandmothers.

Notes from Holly St. said...

lol! that's awesome....i love Ina too!! i would do exactly the same thing if i were to go to the Hamptons.

Happenstance said...

Okay, this is the best story I've heard in a while. I love Ina, but especially Jeffrey! So jealous you got to see him in his sweatpants AND get a dirty look from him. He's the sweetest. Don't you just want to hug him?

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

He did not say that, did he? What an awesome story. I might have stalked Ina too. She's brilliant and kinda my idol. How awesome that you walked into the same place they were having lunch!

rebecca said...

kitten roar-
i love that you have an imaginary food network family.

Maggy said...

i really like that you stalked them, but didn't ask to take a picture with them! this is what blogging does to us...voyeurism is addictive.

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

look, you had to take the chance of a run-in with Jeffrey to get those shots! I'm sure you're not the first creeper, nor will you be the last! So glad you took one for the team though - her house is way to big for just the two of them. I think you should offer to move in and be their official photographer:)

rebecca said...

maggy-
i learned a new word today, thanks to you.

laura-
i could eternally live in their house and they may never even notice.

Stephanie said...

that's hilarious! I share your obsession - I knew that was Jeffrey in the last shot before I even read the post (I've never actually stalked them but I definitely would...)

Hannah said...

This is hilarious.
Keep the sarcasm coming.

Lex C. said...

i love her too!! i would've done the same thing!! hahaha

Siri said...

Are you kidding me with this?? I am you, or you are me, or something less stalker-ish. If you're ever bored, I write a food blog and reference her endlessly. So glad I found yours!!

www.siriouslydelicious.com

TheBeautyFile said...

I can not tell you how many times I have said that I am going to find her house and camp outside until she lets me move in!!!! This is definitely the second best thing...you're my hero.

Lindsay With An "A" said...

LOL! I Love this post!! Great pics! Their house IS huge! Can't wait to see more pics :)

Holly said...

haha this is awesome! you are my hero. jeffrey is too nice to think those thoughts ;)

Jesse said...

jeffrey is so sweet to ina, i love them!

etoilee8 said...

Best thing I've read all day. Gorgeous house!

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