Bethenny Frankel is ‘not a cook’

Jennifer Lawrence has taken a hilarious jab at “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel.

The Oscar winner answered Vogue’s infamous “73 questions” on Tuesday and offered some choice words about Frankel’s cooking career.

When asked “what is the only recommendation you give to anyone who visits?” [New York City]Lawrence replied, ‘Wash your feet when you get home, and if you see Bethenny Frankel, tell her she’s not a chef.’

Immediately after, with a more serious face, she clarified, “She is.”

The reality TV star was a natural food chef before appearing on the Bravo show, and even starred in a cooking series hosted by Martha Stewart in 2005.

She also launched a bakery company called “BethennyBakes” in the early 2000s, which delivered “healthy” cookies and meals in New York City.

Some “RHONY” fans suggested that the “Hunger Games” actress was actually referring to a 2010 episode of the show in which Kelly Bensimon disagreed with Frankel calling herself a “chef and author.”

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Lawrence may have been referring to an old “RHONY” episode.
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“She doesn’t work in a restaurant and she’s not a chef. Just because you throw parties for people doesn’t make a chef,” Bensimon said, referring to her co-star as a “cook.”

Frankel, who later founded the liquor company Skinnygirl, had previously defended herself against fans who suggested she wasn’t a real chef.

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She participated in the ’73 questions’ outlet.
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“Bethany. When did you become a chef? In your tiny New York apartment, you used your kitchen for storage. Right?” one naysayer responded to a June 2020 Instagram post, to which she replied, “Wrong girl.”

Nevertheless, many Twitter users could find the humor in Lawrence’s subtle jab.

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Frankel has previously responded to fans claiming she wasn’t an actual chef.
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“I love Bethenny. I think this is hilarious. Hope she does a reaction video,” wrote one fan, while another noted, “Not Jennifer Lawrence telling Vogue to tell Bethenny Frankel she’s not a chef.”

A third person joined in: ‘You made her day! She’ll be glad she has something to rant about on TikTok.”

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Frankel has not yet responded to the actress’s comment.
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Frankel has not yet commented on the actress’s claims.

The two women both appeared on a March 2018 episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” after the host surprised Lawrence with dinner.

It followed an interview Lawrence did with Oprah Winfrey, in which she named Frankel, “RHONY” star Luann de Lesseps and Scott Disick as the three people – dead or alive – she most wanted to dine with.

“I’m going to cry,” she said when Cohen introduced her to Frankel.

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