‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten Still Uses the Same Olive Oil Brand 20 Years Later — ‘I Use It for Everything’

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 Garten makes her own complicated recipe ingredients while assuring viewers that “store-bought is fine” so often that the saying became an internet meme. But on a serious note, the Barefoot Contessa notices a true difference in quality when she makes her own breadcrumbs instead of buying them, or that prepared pie crust is acceptable if you just don’t have time to make your own.

The Food Network host has no formal culinary training and instead went from working as a White House financial analyst to

Food Network stars like Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten usually have specific brands they swear by. Sometimes these are sponsored products they get paid to promote, which makes trusting those recommendations a little tricky. But then there are those items that celebrity chefs like Garten have been using for their whole careers.

The Barefoot Contessa host is known for choosing high quality, pricey ingredients. But at least a few of her preferred brands are totally accessible for any grocery budget, including the favorite olive oil Garten’s been using for two decades now.

‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten often thinks ‘store-bought is fine’

Ina Garten | Mike Smith/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

 Garten makes her own complicated recipe ingredients while assuring viewers that “store-bought is fine” so often that the saying became an internet meme. But on a serious note, the Barefoot Contessa notices a true difference in quality when she makes her own breadcrumbs instead of buying them, or that prepared pie crust is acceptable if you just don’t have time to make your own.

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The Food Network host has no formal culinary training and instead went from working as a White House financial analyst to owning a specialty food store. Then she got discovered by the network and rose to fame hosting her own show. Fans love copying Garten’s comfort-food recipes that are both elegant and simple to whip up.

She uses 1 specific brand of olive oil

It’s freezing in East Hampton, which means it’s soup weather! My Italian Wedding Soup, with lots of fresh spinach, pasta, plus chicken meatballs has to be my all-time favorite soup for dinner. And it’s just as good reheated for lunch the next day!https://t.co/3hXhSJHAmE pic.twitter.com/J2JuV7VBHb

— Ina Garten (@inagarten) January 23, 2020

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Any home chef knows that keeping olive oil on hand is essential and that not all brands are created equally. But selecting the proper olive oil from the myriad of choices — and price ranges — at the grocery store is often a daunting task, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

But Garten doesn’t bother switching things up now that she’s found the olive oil brand that works for every occasion. In Barefoot Contessa’s case, that’s Olio Santo olive oil.

“I like California olive oil better than I like Italian. It’s fruiter. It doesn’t have

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