barefoot countessa

Unlike many celebrity chefs, who treat cooking like some mystical and convoluted ritual, Ina Garten (The Barefoot Countessa) approaches each dish with the nonchalance of someone who could be doing something else. That’s because she could be. Between 1974 and 1978, Garten worked in the Office of Management and Budget at the White House; starting in 1976, she was responsible for the budget of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and for part of the Department of Energy’s. How Garten went from analyzing nuclear policy to overseeing her own cooking empire is one of the unlikelier stories of American reinvention.

How Ina Garten went from nuclear policy analyst to beloved chef. Mark Joseph Stern - Second Acts - Slate Hive

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dilkishehnaai  asked:

next on my list is sabrina, but you are encouraged to provide further recommendations for my exploration of old hollywood

SABRINA IS GOOD, but then you must watch the Harrison Ford one too. 

Let’s see you must watch…

  • My Fair Lady
  • Charade
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Monkey Business
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Citizen Kane
  • Roman Holiday
  • It Happened One Night
  • Singing In The rain
  • Notorious
  • That Touch of Mink
  • Funny Girl
  • In the Good Old Summertime
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Rebecca
  • National Velvet
  • Pillow Talk
  • Susan Slept Here
  • Imitation of Life (1959) I haven’t seen the 34 one
  • All the Pink Panthers
  • The Party
  • The Barefoot Countessa
  • Oceans 11
  • Guys and Dolls
  • The Sound of Music
  • oh my god my brain is so overwhelmed i can’t think straight there are so many