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The One Food Ina Garten Would Never Eat

The Barefoot Contessa reveals the one ingredient she'd never go near.

We've watched Ina Garten whip up dazzling gourmet dishes that make us wish we were her husband Jeffrey for a day (or year), but has anyone actually noticed the one ingredient she never adds to her recipes? Although we'd love to sift through her cookbooks (you know, to find out), we'll spare you the trouble: it's cilantro! "I just won't go near it," the winner of two James Beard awards admitted in a recent Time interview.

As shocking as it is, Ina has a record of shunning this cheap and healthy herb. Another thing she won't touch? "I'm not big on things with eyeballs. And foam," she shared. We're with ya on the eyeballs, Ina, but will you really say no to a frothy latte?! Speaking of our favorite AM pick-me-up, find out the 25 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Drink Coffee.


April Benshosan
April is a born-and-raised Brooklynite who has a passion for all things health, wellness, and tastebud-related. Read more about April