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Ina Garten's 'favorite breakfast on the planet' is surprisingly simple

The Barefoot Contessa is truly living her best life in Paris.
/ Source: TODAY

As far as celebrity chefs go, Ina Garten is culinary royalty. So when she declares something her "favorite," we take notice.

Fans of the Barefoot Contessa are well aware that she spends plenty of time in Paris. She and her husband, Jeffrey, love the City of Light so much they even own an apartment there.

Over the past few days, Garten has been sharing her favorite European delights on Instagram. But on Monday, the Food Network star crowned her morning meal with the highest of honors.

“My favorite breakfast on the planet - a café crème and a tartine with #goodbutter and raspberry jam. A gorgeous sunny day doesn’t hurt, either,” Garten posted with a picture of two baguettes and coffees.

A café crème is an espresso drink akin to a very creamy cappuccino, while a tartine is an open-faced sandwich that's popular in France.

While Garten clearly enjoys a sweet tartine with jam, there are plenty of savory ways to enjoy the classic meal.

Of course, indulging in a buttery, jam-filled tartine isn't a part of Garten's everyday breakfast routine.

In 2017, Garten told Bon Appétit that she doesn't really divert from a tried-and-true dish.

“I've had the same thing for breakfast every single day for 10 years: coffee and McCann's quick-cooking Irish oatmeal with lots of salt,” she stated.

We're glad to see that the Barefoot Contessa is taking a break from oatmeal in Paris.