Martha Stewart Shades Ina Garten's Pandemic Advice

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday January 26, 2022

Martha Stewart is throwing shade at Ina Garten for giving what she calls some "not charming" advice, reported Vanity Fair. Garten is an American author andhost of the Food Network program "Barefoot Contessa."

Earlier this month, Garten left a comment on Reese Witherspoon's Instagram post about forming some healthy habits in 2022 and shared her own pandemic protocols.

"1. Drink more large cosmos 2. Stay up late watching addictive streaming series. 3. Stay in bed in the morning playing Sudoku instead of reading a good book. 4. Spend more time (safely) with people you love," Garten wrote, with lighthearted intentions in mind. "In a pandemic, I do what I can!"

Stewart, however, took her fellow Food Network star's advice to heart, and it didn't sit well with her.

About Garten's advice, Stewart told People: "I do not agree about taking to drink to cope with things like the pandemic. To me that's not charming," she said."To me it's continuing to work really hard, to be as productive as I possibly can be, to enjoy my grandchildren."

Stewart also said she credits productivity to "hav[ing] a lot of energy and a lot of curiosity. I get up early every single day. I live on a farm, so the farm life starts early. At 7 a.m. we're all at work—snow, rain, sunshine, we're here. Animals don't wait."

Sounds like both Stewart and Garten have found coping mechanisms that work for them during the pandemic, but something tells us Garten knows how to find the fun.

Lighten up, Martha. Perhaps a Cosmo?