Anderson Cooper Proudly Tells Ina Garten What His Son Wyatt Likes to Eat: 'So Thankful'
“He gives me hope,” he told Garten, explaining that Wyatt is a “good eater,” unlike himself. “I have a palate of a five-year-old, but apparently a 7-month-old has a much better palate.”
Cooper, 53, then detailed all the foods his son, whom he welcomed via surrogate in April, has been enjoying thus far.
“He’s drinking milk mostly but I give him an oatmeal cereal in the morning,” he shared. “He’s eating squash and broccoli and mashed cauliflower and mashed peas — none of which I would ever eat as a kid and I’m so thankful that he is.”
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Cooper and Garten, 72, also discussed the virtues of the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Cooper shared a story about when both he and his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, “rediscovered” the sandwich a few years back.
“I was talking to my mom on the phone and I said, you know, ‘I rediscovered peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and they're so good’ and literally she said, ‘Darling that's amazing I just rediscovered them as well!’ and she had apparently been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch,” he recalled.
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Garten shared her own love for PB&Js, telling Cooper that she and her husband Jeffrey were eating them at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
“In the beginning of the pandemic that's what Jeffrey and I had too,” she admitted. “And I don’t think I’d ever had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — my mother never made them — and we were just like ‘This is great!’”
Cooper also reminisced on his mother's cooking or lack thereof.
“My mom always claimed that she made a mean spaghetti sauce, which I always went along with but in truth, her housekeeper Nora made a mean spaghetti sauce that Nora then froze and my mom would unfreeze and serve to me,” he said.