What are some facts about Ina Garten?


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In addition to being a domestic diva, Ina Garten is a skilled pilot and homemaker. She is best known for her culinary career, and she enjoyed tremendous academic success during her youth.

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Even when she was a child, Ina Garten always paid attention to details. She excelled in her scholastic activities, especially in her science classes, which played a major part in Garten's culinary career. She said that all of her ingredients are measured precisely in order to get the best results, as if she were creating a scientific equation.

She met her husband Jeffrey when she was 15 years old. Garten was visiting her brother at Dartmouth College, and she ran into Jeffrey. The romance quickly blossomed, and Garten put her education on hold after she finished high school so that she could be with him. The couple married in 1968 when he was 22 and she was 20.

Garten is not only a renowned culinary expert, but she is also a skilled pilot. When her husband was deployed during the Vietnam War, she attended flying lessons and earned her pilot's license. Her career also did not start with food; instead, she first worked in the White House, where she served as a budget analyst.

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