Taylor Swift Calls Food Network Chef Ina Garten Her “Hero:” Pictures

Taylor Swift and Ina Garten
Taylor Swift and Ina Garten teamed up for Food Network Magazine's first ever music issue! Jake Chessum/Food Network Magazine

New BFFs? Taylor Swift got the chance to meet one of her idols thanks to Food Network Magazine.

The “Red” singer, 24, and Barefoot Contessa host Ina Garten, 66, teamed up for the 2014 July/August issue, which happened to be its first-ever music issue.

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Food Network Magazine’s first-ever July/August Music Issue will hit newsstands on June 24th.

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Swift, who brought along her mom Andrea and brother Austin for the cooking session, has been a fan of Garten’s for years and owns all of her cookbooks. Garten, herself, is fond of the leggy singer, admitting she, in turn, own’s all of Swift’s albums.

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The duo, along with Swift’s family members, cooked up the singer-songwriter’s favorite Barefoot Contessa recipes, including mustard-roasted fish and pavlova, and talked about their frustrations regarding people who don’t like to eat.

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Also featured in the issue are Food Network stars with their musician buddies including Geoffrey Zakarian with Ja Rule, as well as Jeff Mauro with Billy Corgan and Michael Symon with Sammy Hagar. Spencer Heyfron/Food Network Magazine

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Swift took to her own Instagram back in March to share her excitement of meeting the chef. “A day of cooking in the Hamptons with my HERO. How bad can that be? @inagarten @foodnetwork_mag,” the singer captioned the selfie.

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Garten returned the love, posting the same snap with the caption: “Just another day at the office – OMG cooking with Taylor Swift! Love her!!! @taylorswift @foodnetwork_mag.”

Food Network Magazine‘s first-ever July/August Music Issue hits newsstands June 24.

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