EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 13:  Ina Garten attends the East Hampton Library's 12th Annual Authors Night Benefit on August 13, 2016 in East Hampton, New York.  (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/WireImage,)
Food - Drink
Ina Garten's Simple Tip Takes PB&J To The Next Level
Celebrity chef Ina Garten has come to home cooks’ rescue time and time again with her simple-yet-elevated recipes that make for stress-free and quick cooking. During the pandemic, Garten took to Instagram to show fans how she makes her PB&J, including a simple tip that takes this classic sandwich to the next level.
Ina Garten's tip for a next-level PB&J isn't an expensive secret ingredient or some elaborate technique — all you need to do is toast the bread. Notably, the chef's perfect PB&J is made totally from store-bought ingredients — Pepperidge Farm white bread, Skippy peanut butter (creamy), and Eli Zabar's raspberry preserves.
To some diehard PB&J fans, toasted-versus-untoasted might be the subject of debate, and a Reddit forum dedicated to the subject generated divisive answers. Nonetheless, whichever method you prefer, if you find that your go-to PB&J is starting to get a little tired, a light toasting might be just the thing it needs.