If we know one thing about Ina Garten, it’s that she makes a mean roast chicken. (Who are we kidding? She makes a mean everything.) So we wouldn’t be surprised if her most beloved recipe had magic powers…and according to Ina, it might (kind of). That’s right: We’re talking about the night Harry and Meghan got engaged.
While appearing on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, the Barefoot Contessa chatted with Geist about the now-famous royal proposal story, which involved Ina’s roast chicken, affectionately nicknamed engagement chicken. (ICYMI: Meghan made Ina’s roast chicken for dinner, and Harry popped the question shortly after.) “I do know that she liked to cook my roast chicken, which we call engagement chicken because whenever you make it somebody asks you to marry them,” Garten told Geist, who then said, “So what we’re driving at here is you were responsible for the royal wedding.”
Ina’s mic-drop response? “Oh, without me it would’ve never have happened.”
She went on, “It’s a roast chicken. Isn’t that a wonderful story? How powerful is that?” OK, we know she’s kidding, but still…a world where Ina Garten has magic powers? We can dream, right?