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Emily Blunt attributes this Ina Garten recipe to John Krasinski’s proposal

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Emily Blunt attributes this Ina Garten recipe to John Krasinski’s proposal

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have found true love … in the kitchen!

In an interview with iHeartMedia’s River Cafe Table 4 podcast which premiered this week, Blunt jokingly claimed that Krasinski only offered to him after cooking up Food Network star Ina Garten’s roast chicken recipe. , which is widely referred to as “engagement chicken”.

“I just did something that I knew he would like,” she recalls. “I mean, a roast chicken – who doesn’t love a roast chicken?” The roast chicken I love is Ina Garten’s roast chicken, it’s called her “engagement chicken”. When people do it for people, they get engaged or something like that.

And after serving the dish to Krasinski in all its “onion and garlic” glory, Blunt said she was convinced she had won his heart.

“This is it,” she joked. “Whatever it took! “

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in 2020.

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Although the “The Devil Wears Prada” star didn’t say exactly when that dinner took place, she and Krasinski tied the knot in 2010. The couple share daughters Hazel, 7, and Violet, 5. years.

According to Garten, the dish got its name from an editor of Glamor magazine who claimed she did it for her boyfriend and got engaged within 24 hours.

At least 70 other couples reported the same results, inspiring the title of a cookbook, “100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life.” », Published by Glamor in 2011.

In a 2018 episode of “Sunday Today with Willie Geist,” Garten, better known as “Barefoot Contessa,” even claimed that Meghan Markle made Prince Harry’s recipe shortly before getting engaged.

“Without me this would never have happened,” she joked at the time.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex never commented on the recipe they were making, but said in an interview shortly after their engagement that Prince Harry proposed as they were cooking a roast chicken at home one evening .

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