4:30 pm, January 18th | by Amy Tennery
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It’s tough to imagine anyone on the Food Network who’s inspired a cult quite like Ina Garten. Otherwise known as “The Barefoot Contessa,” she’s acquired a legion of adorers. She’s been called the next Martha Stewart. She’s been referenced on “30 Rock” on more than one occasion. She’s inspired countless essays detailing her greatness — including this fantastic one from The Hairpin today, which you should check out.
But what makes her so great? What makes her speak to so many different people?