No regrets. Food Network star Ina Garten explained on a new episode of the Katie Couric podcast airing Thursday, April 20, that she and her husband, Jeffrey , always planned on leading a child-free life. Hear what she said in the video above. The Barefoot Contessa host and Jeffrey, 70, have been married for 48 years; they first met when Jeffrey was a student at Dartmouth College and Garten was just 16 years old. Garten currently hosts an Emmy-winning cooking show Barefoot Contessa , has 10 cookbooks to her name and a very enviable house in the Hamptons. Despite the potential stigma that Garten and her husband could have faced for deciding to live their lives without children, the celebrity chef insists that her friends and family have been accepting.
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Her fame may be relatively quiet — she doesn't have a line of cookware, there isn't a namesake restaurant — but make no mistake: Ina Garten is a powerhouse celeb chef. Fans know her story well: From a White House budget analyst to specialty food-store owner, her path to stardom has been slow and steady. In she bought the Barefoot Contessa in East Hampton; after 20 years she quit and sold it to the employees, only then embarking on cookbooks. Her first was published in
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By Carly Stern For Dailymail. Ina Garten sparked a furious debate about proper dishwasher-loading protocol after admitting that she puts 'everything' in the machine to clean. The year-old chef shared a photo of the contents of her dishwasher on October 3, revealing sparkling clean and sparingly-packed flatware, silverware, and even cookware. When followers expressed surprise that she doesn't wash some of the items by hand, the Barefoot Contessa insisted that she puts everything — including knives — in for the wash — which led to even more gasps from commenters. All clean!
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