About Ina Garten

In 1978, Ina Garten left her job as a budget analyst in the White House to pursue her dream: operating a specialty food store in the Hamptons. Twenty years later, Barefoot Contessa is celebrated for its stylish charm as well as its delicious food. Garten lives in East Hampton, New York, and Southport, Connecticut, with her husband.



Featured Books by Ina Garten

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof

Recipes You Can Trust

Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?

Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips

Barefoot Contessa in Paris

Easy French Food You Can Make at Home

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients

Barefoot Contessa Parties!

Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun

Barefoot Contessa Family Style

Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family

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    I have just started watching your show and love it! You make cooking look easy. Jutes

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Recipe Boxes


Dinner Guest

The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

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