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Ina Garten's 'favorite breakfast on the planet' is surprisingly simple

TODAY logo TODAY 2/27/2019 Aly Walansky
Ina Garten standing in a kitchen © Mike Smith Ina Garten

As far as celebrity chefs go, Ina Garten is basically culinary royalty, so when she declares something is her "favorite," people take notice.

Fans of the Barefoot Contessa are well aware that she spends plenty of time in Paris. She and her husband Jeffrey love the City of Lights so much that they even own an apartment there.

Over the past few days, Garetn has been sharing a few of her favorite European delights but on Monday, the Food Network star crowned her morning meal with the highest of honors.

“My favorite breakfast on the planet - a café crème and a tartine with #goodbutter and raspberry jam. A gorgeous sunny day doesn’t hurt, either,” Garten posted, along with a picture of two baguettes and coffee. A café crème is an espresso drink, akin to a very creamy cappuccino while a tartine is an open-faced sandwich, often served on a baguette, that's popular in France.

While Garten clearly enjoys a sweet tartine with jam, there are plenty of savory ways to enjoy the classic meal.

Avocado, Tuna and Egg Tartines by Grace Parisi

Smoked Salmon Tartines with Red Onion and Caper Relish by Curtis Stone

Of course, indulging in a buttery, jam-filled tartine isn't a part of Garten's everyday breakfast routine.

In 2017, Garten told Bon Appetit that she's eaten the same breakfast every day for years.

"I've had the same thing for breakfast every single day for 10 years: coffee and McCann's quick-cooking Irish oatmeal with lots of salt," she stated.

We're glad to see the Barefoot Contessa is taking a break from oatmeal in Paris!

Related video: Ina Garten reveals which trendy foods she likes and (strongly) dislikes

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