Ina Garten Biography, Age, Husband, Books, Barefoot Contessa, Cook Like A Pro And News


Ina Garten Biography

Ina Rosenberg Garten better known as Ina Garten is an American author and host of the Food Network program, Barefoot Contessa. She was born on February 2nd, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

She is also a former staff member of the White House Office of Management and Budget. She was born in a Jewish family and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Charles H. Rosenberg and Florence. She attended Syracuse University but did not graduate because she dropped out to get married to Jeffrey Garten.

Ina Garten Age

She was born on February 2nd, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is 70 years old as of 2018.

Ina Garten Husband

She met her future husband, Jeffrey Garten, on a trip to visit her brother at Dartmouth College when she was just 15 years old. After graduating from High School, she went to the university but dropped out so as to get married to Jeffrey Garten. The two have been married since 1968.

Ina Garten

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Ina Garten Books

Here is a list of her books;


  • The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999), Clarkson Potter, ISBN 0-609-60219-5
  • Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun (2001)
  • Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family (2002)
  • Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home (2004)
  • Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again (2006)
  • Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients Clarkson Potter. 2008. ISBN 978-1400054350.
  • Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? Clarkson Potter. 2010. ISBN 978-0307238764.
  • Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust. Clarkson Potter. 2012. ISBN 0307464873. OCLC 776519282.
  • Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Clarkson Potter. 2014. ISBN 978-0-307464880. OCLC 875771003.
  • Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Clarkson Potter. 2016.
  • Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks. Clarkson Potter. 2018. ISBN 978-0804187046. OCLC 1044653154.

Magazine columns

  • “Entertaining is Fun!” (Martha Stewart Living 1999–present)
  • “Entertaining.” (O, The Oprah Magazine 2003–present)
  • “Ask the Barefoot Contessa.” (House Beautiful 2006–present)

Ina Garten TV Shows

  • From Martha’s Kitchen: Ina Garten’s Kitchen Clambake (2000)
  • Barefoot Contessa (2002–present)
  • Chefography (2006-2010)
  • 30 Rock (2010-2011)

Ina Garten Career

On December 22, 1968, Jeffrey and Ina were hitched in Stamford and before long moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She started to fiddle with cooking and engaging with an end goal to involve her time; Jeffrey served a four-year military visit during the Vietnam War. She likewise gained her pilot’s license.

After her significant other had finished his military administration, the couple traveled to Paris, France, for a four-month outdoors get-away; the excursion started her affection for French food. During this excursion, she was acquainted with outside business sectors, produce stands, and crisp cooking fixings.

After coming back to the U.S., she started to develop her culinary capacities by considering the volumes of Julia Child’s fundamental cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. During this time, week by week evening gatherings went to custom, and she refined her home engaging aptitudes when she and her significant other moved to Washington, D.C., in 1972.

In Washington, Garten worked in the White House while procuring an MBA at George Washington University; Jeffrey worked in the State Department, finishing his alumni thinks about. Garten was initially utilized as a low-level government helper and ascended the political stepping stool to the Office of Management and Budget.

In the long run, she was allowed the situation of spending expert, which involved the composition of the atomic vitality spending plan and approach papers on atomic rotator plants for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.

Stressed by the weights of her work, Garten again went to engaging while likewise flipping homes for benefit in the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods. The benefits from these deals gave Garten the way to make her next buy, the Barefoot Contessa forte nourishment store.

Garten left her administration work in 1978 in the wake of detecting an advertisement for a 400-square-foot (37 m2) claim to fame nourishment store called Barefoot Contessa in Westhampton Beach, New York. “My activity in Washington was mentally energizing and invigorating yet it wasn’t me in any way,” she clarified four years after the fact.

In the wake of heading out to see it, she settled on a hurried choice to buy the store and moved to New York to expect proprietorship. The store had been named by its unique proprietor in tribute to the 1954 film featuring Ava Gardner. Garten kept the name when she dominated; it coincided well with her concept of an “exquisite yet gritty” way of life. Incidentally, starting in 2006 she had not seen the film.

Inside a year, Garten had moved Barefoot Contessa crosswise over Main Street to a bigger property, which it rapidly exceeded. In 1985, the store migrated again to the recently abandoned premises of gourmet shop Dean and DeLuca in the prosperous Long Island town of East Hampton.

As opposed to Westhampton’s regular shoreline air, East Hampton houses an all year network, giving a bigger, wealthier client base. In East Hampton, Garten extended the store more than multiple times its unique size, (from its unique 400 square feet (37 m2) to in excess of 3,000 square feet (280 m2)). In this new, bigger space, the store represented considerable authority in luxuries, for example, lobster Cobb serving of mixed greens, caviar, imported cheeses, and privately developed produce.

While doing a great part of the cooking herself, Garten likewise utilized nearby culinary experts and pastry specialists as the business developed, including Anna Pump (who later settled the Loaves and Fishes bread shop and Bridgehampton Inn).

Garten has acknowledged Eli Zabar for the motivation for her principle cooking technique, in which “you should simply cook to improve the fixings.” The shop was commended in the press by a big-name customer base, for example, Steven Spielberg and Lauren Bacall.

In 1996, following two years of working Barefoot Contessa, Garten again ended up looking for a change; she offered the store to two representatives, Amy Forst and Parker Hodges, yet held responsible for the structure itself. Uncertain of what profession venture to take in the wake of selling the store, she took a six-month holiday from the culinary scene and manufactured workplaces over the shop.

There, she contemplated the financial exchange and endeavored to portray out designs for potential business adventures. As of now, her site, Barefoot Contessa, turned out to be prominent as she started offering her espressos a couple of different things for buy on the web.

By 2003, Barefoot Contessa had turned into a milestone social event place for East Hampton—executive Nancy Meyers even picked the store as one of the sets for the Jack Nicholson-Diane Keaton film Something’s Gotta Give.

The store was for all time shut in 2004 when property rent terminated and dealings flopped between Garten (still the proprietor of the structure) and the new proprietors. Supposedly, Garten strategically would not meet rent arrangements to recapture control of the store after Forst and Hodges lost the business to a contender, Citarella. Garten did not revive the shop yet held the property for potential new occupants.

In 1999, Garten reappeared with her consideration went to distribute. She carried on the Barefoot Contessa name in her 1999 sleeper smash hit, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. The book far surpassed both Garten’s and distributer Clarkson Potter’s desires, containing the plans that made her store fruitful.

Garten in the long run sold more than 100,000 duplicates in the principal year, promptly requiring second and third print pursues the underlying squeezing of 35,000 cookbooks were asserted. In 2001, she benefited from her newly discovered popularity and discharged Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Parties! additionally delivered recognition and high deals; Barefoot Contessa Family Style followed in 2002.

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Parties! were selected for 2000 and 2002 James Beard Awards, in the Entertaining and Special Occasion Cookbooks classification. Gatherings! was an unexpected passage—Garten was seen as too unpracticed to even think about competing with candidates, for example, French culinary expert Jacques Pépin and worldwide wine master Brian St. Pierre.

Her cookbooks are demonstrated on footstool books to keep away from a broad arrangement. With many shading photos, including a full-page picture confronting every formula, a few commentators contend that this technique penances space that could be utilized for plans.

In any case, her cookbooks have gotten positive surveys; in 2005, individual gourmet expert Giada De Laurentiis named Garten one of her preferred writers. Starting in 2008, Garten’s cookbooks have sold more than 6,000,000 duplicates joined. As of October 2018, she had distributed eleven cookbooks. Her most up to date cookbook, titled Cook Like a Pro is booked to be discharged on October 23, 2018.

Garten built up herself with her cookbooks and appearances on Stewart’s show, and after that moved into the front line in 2002 with the presentation of her Food Network program. After the achievement of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Garten was drawn nearer by Food Network with an idea to have her very own TV cooking appear.

She dismissed this proposition a few times until the London-based creation organization in charge of the Nigella Bites was doled out to the arrangement. She submitted to a 13-show season, and Barefoot Contessa debuted in 2002 to a positive gathering.

Her show includes her significant other and their companions and for the most part, just has big names who are her companions. Shoeless Contessa has roughly one million watchers tuned in the per scene and has posted some of Food Network’s most elevated appraisals. At the point when Martha Stewart was detained in 2004 on accuses associated with the deterrent of equity in a stock exchanging case, the press singled out Garten as a conceivable successor.

In 2005, the show was designated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the classification of Best Service Show. In 2009, the show and Garten were by and by designated for Daytime Emmy Awards in the classifications of Best Culinary Program and Best Culinary Host, and Garten won her first Emmy in the last classification.

That equivalent year, Garten reported that she had marked a three-year contract with Food Network to proceed with her cooking appear, and will discharge two additional cookbooks following Barefoot Contessa at Home. Garten was purportedly granted the most worthwhile contract for a culinary writer to date, marking a multimillion-dollar bargain for various books.

She has likewise been moved toward a few times to build up her very own magazine, line of furniture, set of cookware, and chain of boutiques (reminiscent of Stewart’s Omnimedia), however, has declined these offers, expressing she has no enthusiasm for further muddling her life. Somewhere in the range of 2004 and 2005, Barefoot in Paris offered just about 400,000 duplicates and rose to number eleven on the New York Times smash hit rundown.

In 2006, Garten propelled her very own line of bundled cake blends, marinades, sauces, and jelly, marked as Barefoot Contessa Pantry, with her colleague Frank Newbold and related to Stonewall Kitchen. These comfort nourishments depend on her most prominent without any preparation plans, for example, coconut cupcakes, maple cereal scones, mango chutney, and lemon curd.

Valuing of these things is nearly costly (for instance, the recommended retail cost for a solitary box of brownie blend is ten dollars) and they are just sold through upscale cookware and gourmet shops, for example, Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, and Chicago’s Fox and Obel Market Cafe. She intends to extend this brand sooner rather than later if the principal line of items is extremely fruitful.

After basic approval and high offers of her initial three cookbooks, she proceeded to compose Barefoot in Paris and a few sections for O, The Oprah Magazine. She additionally fills in as the engaging, cooking, and gathering arranging specialist for the magazine.

House Beautiful, a haven magazine, highlighted a month to month Garten segment entitled “Ask the Barefoot Contessa” until 2011. In this section, she gave cooking, engaging, and way of life tips in light of letters from her perusers.

She propelled a little line of note cards and diaries to supplement her books and composed the forewords for Kathleen King’s Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook and Rori Trovato’s Dishing With Style. One of her plans, ‘lemon cook chicken with bread garnishes’, was included in The Best American Recipes 2005–2006.

Another of Garten’s dishes was chosen for Today’s Kitchen Cookbook, an accumulation of the most well-known plans highlighted on the day by day news program The Today Show. For Thanksgiving 2010, her plans were highlighted by Google on their landing page. In June 2012, she began a Facebook blog and after three weeks had more than 100,000 adherents.

Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa

Hosted by cookbook author Ina Garten, “Barefoot Contessa” is all about simple, fun entertaining. The former White House nuclear policy analyst (for President Richard Nixon) shares recipes for picnics, parties, and dinners as well as other touches to make a meal or event a success.

First episode date: 30 November 2002
Theme song: Barefoot Contessa Theme Song
Network: Food Network

Ina Garten Contessa Cookbook (1999)

Ina Garten and The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook provide the perfect recipe for hosting parties that are easy and fun for everyone–including the cook.

For more than twenty years Ina Garten’s, Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, has been turning out extraordinary dishes for enthusiastic customers in the Hamptons. For many of those years, people have tried to get the exuberant owner, Ina Garten, to share the secrets of her store.

Finally, the energy and style that make Barefoot Contessa such a special place are shown here, with dozens of recipes and more than 160 breathtaking photographs, in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.

Ina’s most popular recipes use familiar ingredients and yield amazing results. Her Pan-Fried Onion Dip is the real thing, with slowly caramelized onions and fresh sour cream. Tomato soup is created from oven-roasted tomatoes and fresh basil to intensify the flavors.

Meatloaf is as good as your grandmother’s, but it’s healthier because it’s made with ground turkey and fresh herbs. The light and flaky Maple-Oatmeal Scones are baked with rolled oats, whole wheat, and real maple syrup. Now these and other famous Barefoot Contessa recipes can be prepared at home.

Ina says that before she owned a specialty food store she often spent a week making dinner for six friends. Her experience at Barefoot Contessa has given her hundreds of ideas for creating wonderful parties in a few hours. And they’re all in this book.

Crab Cakes with Rémoulade Sauce can be stored overnight in the refrigerator and sautéed just before the guests arrive. Cheddar Corn Chowder can be made days ahead, reheated, and served with a salad and bread for a delicious autumn lunch. The ingredients for Grilled Salmon Salad can all be prepared ahead and tossed together before serving. The batter for the Raspberry Corn Muffins can be mixed a day before and popped into the oven just before breakfast.

Ina Garten teaches us how to entertain with style, simplicity, and a relaxed sense of fun. There are notes throughout the book for giving cocktail parties, lunches, and dinner parties where everything is done before the guests arrive. And there are easy instructions for creating gorgeous party platters that don’t even require you to cook!

Title The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Author Ina Garten
Publisher Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2013
ISBN 0307956059, 9780307956057
Length of 256 pages

Ina Garten Contessa Cook Like A Pro

Cook Like a Pro is the essential reference book for any kitchen. Whether you’re outfitting your kitchen for the first time or need a visual guide to cutting up a chicken, this comprehensive book features more than 1,500 full-color photographs, 250 techniques, 200 tools, and 50 recipes.

This book is a bible of essential kitchen tools and cooking techniques. The first section is a comprehensive guide to basic tools and equipment for the home kitchen, with special features explaining the differences among cookware materials and a primer on cutlery styles and uses.

The second section contains more than 250 cooking techniques that will help you accomplish tricky cooking tasks—cutting vegetables into a variety of shapes; boning and skinning a chicken breast; preparing and shaping fresh pasta dough, and filling and frosting a layer cake. Troubleshooting tips show you what can go wrong and how to fix it without having to start again.

Also included are more than 50 recipe staples, such as buttermilk pancakes, perfect poached salmon, classic roast chicken, sautéed summer vegetables, homemade chicken and beef stock, and dozens of vinaigrettes and sauces—many featuring flavorful variations. Even when using a recipe from another cookbook, Cook Like a Pro will be your guide to beating egg whites to stiff peaks, shucking oysters, carving a bone-in roast, and scores of other kitchen tasks.

Table of Contents

  • Tools
  • Bakeware
  • Bakeware Materials
  • Baking Tools
  • Cook’s Tools
  • Cookware
  • Cookware Materials
  • Cutlery & Accessories
  • Knife Construction
  • Electrics
  • Grilling Tools
  • Measuring Tools & Timers
  • Pasta & Bread Equipment


  • Baking & Pastry Basics
  • Breads & Batters
  • Cakes
  • Cookies & Bars
  • Cooking Basics
  • Egg Cookery
  • Fish
  • Fruit
  • Grains & Legumes
  • Grilling Basics
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Knife Skills
  • Meat
  • Pasta
  • Pies & Tarts
  • Poultry
  • Sauces
  • Shellfish
  • Stocks
  • Vegetables

Title Cook Like a Pro
Author The Editors of Williams-Sonoma
Publisher Weldon Owen, 2012
ISBN 1616284390, 9781616284398
Length of 368 pages

Ina Garten Cooking for Jeffrey

For America’s bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten there is no greater pleasure than cooking for the people she loves—and particularly for her husband, Jeffrey. She has been cooking for him ever since they were married forty-eight years ago, and the comforting, delicious meals they shared became the basis for her extraordinary career in food.

Ina’s most personal cookbook yet, Cooking for Jeffrey is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often as well as charming stories from Ina and Jeffrey’s many years together. There are traditional dishes that she’s updated, such as Brisket with Onions and Leeks, and Tsimmes, a vegetable stew with carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and prunes, and new favorites, like Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and Roasted Salmon Tacos.

You’ll also find wonderful new salads, including Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad and Kale Salad with Pancetta and Pecorino. Desserts range from simple Apple Pie Bars to showstoppers like Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel. For the first time, Ina has included a chapter devoted to bread and cheese, with recipes and tips for creating the perfect cheese course.

With options like Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschettas and Challah with Saffron, there’s something everyone will enjoy. From satisfying lunches to elegant dinners, here are the recipes Ina has tested over and over again, so you too can serve them with confidence to the people you love.

Title Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Author Ina Garten
Publisher Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2016
ISBN 0804187037, 9780804187039
Length of 256 pages

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