Ina Garten Never Puts These 4 Ingredients in the Fridge: ‘They’re Better at Room Temperature’

Want to cook like Ina Garten? The long-term hosting of Food Networks Contessa barefooted always keeping special food on her counter. Take a page from the renowned chef’s book and get one step closer to imitating the relaxed luxuries of her “barn” in East Hampton, New York, where she will be filming her culinary show.

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Ina Garten keeps garlic, eggs, oranges, and lemons on the counter

In a YouTube video for NYT Cooking, Garten aka the Barefoot Contessa toured her barn. She said she has some ingredients on the counter when baking or cooking. What are they? Garlic, oranges, eggs, and lemons.

“They’re better at room temperature,” she explained in the video. “Eggs are better at room temperature for baking and lemons are better at room temperature because they have more juice.”

Just leave the ingredients in a bowl on the counter for a la Garten kitchen.

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