Of all the people that I thought would become a social media superstar in 2018, Jennifer Garner was not among them. And yet here we are. This is the year that Garner stole our hearts on Instagram, and proved that the world would be a better place if she had her own cooking show. After all, she's probably picked up a few tricks from her best friend, Ina Garten. In fact, Garner already has a cooking show of sorts, which she features on her Instagram page, cheekily titled "Pretend Cooking Show."
"Pretend Cooking Show" has gained a following for good reason: It's a refreshingly authentic look into the life of a celebrity. She seems just like you, or someone you would want to be friends with, whipping up her favorite recipes in her own kitchen and clearly enjoying herself. She doesn't pretend to be a cooking expert — just a mom trying her best to make good food for her family. Extremely relatable!
We all wish that "Pretend Cooking Show" would enter the real world, and now we are one step closer to that actually happening. As Entertainment Tonight reports, in an interview during the recent Baby2Baby Gala, Garner explained that she's doing another "Pretend Cooking Show" segment on Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Thanksgiving special.
"We did it the way we normally do, my assistant and I, and then it's gonna be on her TV show!" she said.
No word yet on what she plans to cook. But given what we know about Garner's cooking style — stress-free and light-hearted — it's going to be fun to watch. Remember that time she dressed up as a witch (in full makeup) and made guacamole? In the meantime, keep praying to the food television gods that Garner's "pretend" cooking show someday becomes a reality.