Jennifer Garner “almost lit the kitchen on fire” with Ina Garten’s recipe


  • Jennifer Garner shared a now viral video of a Christmas cooking incident on her Instagram account.
  • Garner had attempted to make Ina Garten’s recipe for beef bourguignon.
  • She said she almost “set the kitchen on fire” after adding double the brandy in the recipe.

Jennifer Garner almost set her kitchen on fire by making an Ina Garten recipe for Christmas.

The “13 Going on 30” star shared the latest episode of her Instagram series “Pretend Cooking Show“, in which she allows her 11.8 million followers to watch her cook her favorite meals. Garner revealed on Wednesday that she suffered a setback while making Ina Garten’s Beef Bourguignon.

“I don’t know when I started making @inagarten beef bourguignon (from Barefoot in Paris) for Christmas,” Garner, 49, wrote in the caption. “It was long enough ago that the smell of this perfect stew made me happy, comfortable and relaxed.”

In the video, Garner walks through the kitchen as she explains to the audience every step – and mistake – she took to prepare the dish. Garner said she wanted to double the recipe, but that meant she also had to double down on a main ingredient: brandy.

“This, dear reader, is Cognac,” Garner said to the camera. “Remember, we are doubling this recipe. I don’t know if we need all of this.”

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Garner then poured the brandy into the pot and attempted to ignite the liquid to burn off the alcohol, but a wall of fire ignited and scuffed the top of his oven hood.

“Thousand sorry. Don’t. Double up. The. Cognac,” Garner said to the camera. “Can you believe that just happened?” It was crazy ! ”

Garner also joked about the incident in the video caption, writing, “Ina would never do it!”

Thankfully, the Barefoot Countess praised Garner in the comments section and admitted that she also occasionally slipped.

“This is my favorite !!! And I almost set the kitchen on fire every time! Happy New Year !!! I love you,” wrote Garten, 73.

Garner started her cooking simulation show in 2017. She told The Hollywood Reporter that the Instagram show has caused “a slew of demands from the industry to make it a real one.”

Most recently, Garner grabbed the headlines after Ben Affleck made controversial comments about their previous 13-year marriage. Affleck suggested he was unhappy in the relationship and turned to heavy drinking as a way to cope.

Affleck then spoke out against the “clickbait” articles and in an appearance Thursday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” argued that the media misunderstood what he said.

The former couple married in 2005 before divorcing in 2018 after having three children: Violet, 16, Séraphine, 12 and Samuel, 9.



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