Ina Garten captioned the photo — “Just another day at the office!” — and fans commenting on her Instagram post let her know just how much they appreciated her humor and honesty. One commenter said, “Well, I may not have your cooking skills, but I have your rollers!” and another added, “Ina Garten, I hope you know how very much pleasure, smiles, cheers, and joy you bring to all of us … You smile and we smile.” One fan summed up the appeal by saying, “Love the dose of reality! You could not be any cuter.” There’s always someone with a helpful tip on Instagram, and somebody chimed in with the suggestion that Garten use the rollers to hold whisks or spatulas. Perhaps part of the appeal is that Garten joined the conversation, taking the time to respond to many of the comments with thanks and hearts.
Garten’s fans know that she’s got a serious sense of humor; we all remember her viral Cosmopolitan recipe that had quite a bit of vodka in it. And it’s clear that her light-hearted approach to the serious job of being a chef is one of fans’ favorite things about her. In just one day, Garten’s photo earned over 120,000 likes. It’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to seeing her have more fun on social media in the future.