Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Loves Her Instant Pot

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The Instant Pot is a contentious topic here at Jezebel, and by that I mean, everyone hates the Instant Pot except me. While others see a gimmick, I see a multi-tasking timesaver that has helped me make some of the best pulled pork of my life. Thankfully, this weekend, I found validation from Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who took to Instagram Live on Friday to prepare some Instant Pot macaroni and cheese and shoot the shit about politics with
her 500,000 followers.


Ocasio-Cortez’s love of her Instant Pot is, apparently, well documented. A recent Fast Company profile of Ocasio-Cortez noted another time in which she took to Instagram with her Instant Pot by her side (emphasis mine):

Sprinkled with emoji, cute stickers, hand-drawn illustrations on top of content, colorful fonts, and not a small number of selfie videos, she embraces all the affordances of Instagram. On Halloween night, for instance, she started up a live stream while she prepared ramen in an Instant Pot. As she chopped up vegetables, she answered questions from her followers about her thoughts on politics and the midterms. A portion of the video used the VCR filter, which created a grainy image along with a timecode, and she then posted the results of her meal (yes, it looked tasty), along with a recipe on her Pinterest account.

Can Ocasio-Cortez make this a weekly thing? Can she team up with Ina Garten? This definitely beats reruns of The Pioneer Woman.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.


Ashley Reese

Please drop your Instant Pot recipe recs here I need more!

This is one recipe that I really love: Korean style pulled pork