“People have more fun if they don't eat so much they have to be taken home in an ambulance.”

By Nina Friend
February 05, 2018


February 2nd is notable for being Groundhog Day, but even more importantly, it’s Ina Garten’s birthday. Between all the amazing cake recipes and entertaining tips the Barefoot Contessa has shared with us over the years, we hope she's taking some of her own advice and celebrating in style in this year.

In honor of the Brooklyn-born chef's big day, we rounded up 11 of her best quotes, covering everything from cheese to finding happiness in life (which, of course, are not mutually exclusive). We hope they inspire you like she inspires us.

(It might surprise you to know that we're all for butter when the recipe calls for it. Even in our brownies.)