Ina Garten

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Ina Garten
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Garten at a book signing in
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2006
Born
Ina Rosenberg

(1948-02-02) February 2, 1948 (age 71)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Education Syracuse University
George Washington University
Spouse(s) Jeffrey Garten (1968present)
Culinary career

Ina Rosenberg Garten ( /ˈnə/ EYE-nə; born February 2, 1948) [1] is an American author, host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa , and a former staff member of the White House Office of Management and Budget. [2]

Food Network American TV channel

Food Network is an American pay television channel that is owned by Television Food Network, G.P., a joint venture and general partnership between Discovery, Inc. and Tribune Media. Despite this ownership structure, the channel is managed and operated as a division of Discovery Networks U.S. The channel airs both special and regular episodic programs about food and cooking.

<i>Barefoot Contessa</i> American cooking show

Barefoot Contessa is an American cooking show that premiered November 30, 2002 on Food Network, and is currently the oldest show on the network's schedule. Hosted by celebrity chef Ina Garten, each episode features Garten assembling dishes of varying complexity. Though her specialty is French cuisine, she occasionally prepares American, Asian, British and Italian foods. Her show also gives tips on decorating and entertaining.

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Garten had no formal training in cooking; she taught herself culinary techniques with the aid of French and New England cookbooks. Later, she relied on intuition and feedback from friends and customers to refine her recipes. She was primarily mentored by Eli Zabar (owner of Eli's Manhattan and Eli's Breads) and food connoisseur Martha Stewart. Among her dishes are cœur à la crème, celery root remoulade, pear clafouti, and a simplified version of beef bourguignon . Her culinary career began with her gourmet food store, Barefoot Contessa; Garten then expanded her activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded convenience products, and a popular Food Network television show.

French cuisine Cuisine originating from France

French cuisine consists of the cooking traditions and practices from France.

Cuisine of New England

New England cuisine is an American cuisine which originated in the New England region of the United States, and traces its roots to English cuisine. It is characterized by extensive use of seafood and dairy products, which results from its historical reliance on its seaports and fishing industry, as well as extensive dairy farming in inland regions. Many of New England's earliest Puritan settlers were from eastern England, where baking foods was more common than frying, such as pies, beans, and turkey, as was the tradition elsewhere. Two prominent characteristic foodstuffs native to New England are maple syrup and cranberries. The traditional standard starch is potato, though rice has a somewhat increased popularity in modern cooking. New England cuisine is known for limited use of spices aside from ground black pepper, although parsley and sage are common, with a few Caribbean additions such as nutmeg. Use of cream is common, due to the reliance on dairy. The favored cooking techniques are stewing, steaming, and baking.

Martha Stewart American businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model

Martha Helen Stewart is an American retail businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former model. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two syndicated television programs, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2004.

Early life

Born Ina Rosenberg [3] to a Jewish family [4] in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, [1] Garten was one of two children born to Charles H. Rosenberg, a surgeon specializing in otolaryngology, and his wife, Florence (nee Rich). [5] Encouraged to excel in school, she showed an aptitude for science, and has said she uses her scientific mindset while experimenting with recipes. [6] Garten's mother (an intellectual with an interest in opera) discouraged Ina from helping in the kitchen, instead directing her towards schoolwork. Garten described her father as a socializer, and admits she shares more characteristics with him than her mother. [7]

American Jews Ethnic group

American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity, or nationality. Today the Jewish community in the United States consists primarily of Ashkenazi Jews, who descend from diaspora Jewish populations of Central and Eastern Europe and comprise about 90-95% of the American Jewish population. Most American Ashkenazim are US-born, with a dwindling number of now-elderly earlier immigrants, as well as some more recent foreign-born immigrants.

Brooklyn Borough in New York City and county in New York state, United States

Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes referred to as New York State.

At 15, she met her future husband, Jeffrey Garten, on a trip to visit her brother at Dartmouth College. [5] After high school, she attended Syracuse University but postponed her educational pursuits to marry. [1]

Jeffrey E. Garten is Dean Emeritus at the Yale School of Management, where he teaches a variety of courses on the global economy. He also serves on several corporate and philanthropic boards. He is married to Food Network personality Ina Garten.

Dartmouth College private liberal arts university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Although founded as a school to educate Native Americans in Christian theology and the English way of life, Dartmouth primarily trained Congregationalist ministers throughout its early history. The university gradually secularized, and by the turn of the 20th century it had risen from relative obscurity into national prominence as one of the top centers of higher education.

Syracuse University University located in Syracuse, New York, United States

Syracuse University is a private research university in Syracuse, New York, United States. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. After several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.

Career

On December 22, 1968, Jeffrey and Ina were married in Stamford and soon relocated to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She began to dabble in cooking and entertaining in an effort to occupy her time; Jeffrey served a four-year military tour during the Vietnam War. She also acquired her pilot's license. [8] After her husband had completed his military service, the couple journeyed to Paris, France, for a four-month camping vacation; the trip sparked her love for French cuisine. During this trip, she was introduced to open-air markets, produce stands, and fresh cooking ingredients. [9] Upon returning to the U.S., she began to cultivate her culinary abilities by studying the volumes of Julia Child's seminal cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking . [9] During this time, weekly dinner parties turned to tradition, and she refined her home entertaining skills when she and her husband moved to Washington, D.C., in 1972.

Vietnam War 1955–1975 conflict in Vietnam

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was an undeclared war in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; South Vietnam was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war from some US perspectives. It lasted some 19 years with direct U.S. involvement ending in 1973 following the Paris Peace Accords, and included the Laotian Civil War and the Cambodian Civil War, resulting in all three countries becoming communist states in 1975.

Paris Capital city of France

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, as well as the arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018. The city is a major railway, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, and is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, but the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015.

France Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

In Washington, Garten worked in the White House while earning an MBA [2] at George Washington University; Jeffrey worked in the State Department, completing his graduate studies. Garten was originally employed as a low-level government aide, and climbed the political ladder to the Office of Management and Budget. Eventually she was assigned the position of budget analyst, which entailed writing the nuclear energy budget and policy papers on nuclear centrifuge plants for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. [10] [11]

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Strained by the pressures of her work, Garten again turned to entertaining while also flipping homes for profit in the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods. [10] The profits from these sales gave Garten the means to make her next purchase, the Barefoot Contessa specialty food store.

Barefoot Contessa store

Garten left her government job in 1978 after spotting an ad for a 400-square-foot (37 m2) specialty food store called Barefoot Contessa in Westhampton Beach, New York. "My job in Washington was intellectually exciting and stimulating but it wasn't me at all," she explained four years later. [2]

After traveling to view it, she made a hasty decision to purchase the store and moved to New York to assume ownership. The store had been named by its original owner in tribute to the 1954 film starring Ava Gardner. Garten kept the name when she took over; it meshed well with her idea of an "elegant but earthy" lifestyle. [12] Ironically, as of 2006 she had not seen the film. [13]

Within a year, Garten had moved Barefoot Contessa across Main Street to a larger property, which it quickly outgrew. In 1985, the store relocated again to the newly vacated premises of gourmet shop Dean & DeLuca in the prosperous Long Island village of East Hampton. In contrast to Westhampton's seasonal beach atmosphere, East Hampton houses a year-round community, providing a larger, wealthier customer base. In East Hampton, Garten expanded the store over seven times its original size, (from its original 400 square feet (37 m2) to more than 3,000 square feet (280 m2)). In this new, larger space, the store specialized in delicacies such as lobster Cobb salad, caviar, imported cheeses, and locally grown produce. [14]

While doing much of the cooking herself, Garten also employed local chefs and bakers as the business grew, including Anna Pump (who later established the Loaves & Fishes bakery and Bridgehampton Inn). Garten has credited Eli Zabar with the inspiration for her main cooking method, in which "all you have to do is cook to enhance the ingredients." [15] The shop was praised in the press by celebrity clientele such as Steven Spielberg and Lauren Bacall.

In 1996, after two decades of operating Barefoot Contessa, Garten again found herself seeking a change; she sold the store to two employees, Amy Forst and Parker Hodges, but retained ownership of the building itself. Unsure of what career step to take after selling the store, she took a six-month sabbatical from the culinary scene and built offices above the shop. There, she studied the stock market and attempted to sketch out plans for potential business ventures. At this time, her website, Barefoot Contessa, became high-profile as she began offering her coffees and a few other items for purchase online.

By 2003, Barefoot Contessa had become a landmark gathering place for East Hampton—director Nancy Meyers even chose the store as one of the sets for the Jack Nicholson-Diane Keaton film Something's Gotta Give . [14] The store was permanently closed in 2004 when property lease expired and negotiations failed between Garten (still the owner of the building) and the new owners. [16] Allegedly, Garten tactically refused to meet lease negotiations to regain control of the store after Forst and Hodges lost the business to a competitor, Citarella. [17] Garten did not reopen the shop but retained the property for potential new tenants.

Barefoot Contessa cookbooks

In 1999, Garten reemerged with her attention turned to publishing. She carried on the Barefoot Contessa name in her 1999 sleeper bestseller, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. The book far exceeded both Garten's and publisher Clarkson Potter's expectations, containing the recipes that made her store successful. Garten eventually sold over 100,000 copies in the first year, [18] immediately requiring second and third print runs after the initial pressing of 35,000 cookbook were claimed. In 2001, she capitalized on her new-found fame and released Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Parties! also produced praise and high sales; Barefoot Contessa Family Style followed in 2002. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Parties! were nominated for 2000 and 2002 James Beard Awards, in the Entertaining & Special Occasion Cookbooks category. Parties! was a surprise entry—Garten was perceived as too inexperienced to compete with nominees such as French chef Jacques Pépin and international wine expert Brian St. Pierre.

Her cookbooks are modeled on coffee table books to avoid an encyclopedic format. With many color photographs, including a full-page picture facing each recipe, some critics argue that this method sacrifices space that could be used for recipes. Nevertheless, her cookbooks have received positive reviews; in 2005, fellow chef Giada De Laurentiis named Garten one of her favorite authors. [19] As of 2008, Garten's cookbooks have sold over six million copies combined.[ citation needed ] As of October 2018 she had published eleven cookbooks. [20]

Her newest cookbook, titled Cook Like a Pro is scheduled to be released on October 23, 2018. [21]

Barefoot Contessa on Food Network

Garten established herself with her cookbooks and appearances on Stewart's show, and then moved into the forefront in 2002 with the debut of her Food Network program. [14] After the success of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Garten was approached by Food Network with an offer to host her own television cooking show. She rejected this proposal several times, until the London-based production company responsible for the Nigella Bites was assigned to the deal. She acquiesced to a 13-show season, and Barefoot Contessa [22] premiered in 2002 to a positive reception. [23]

Her show features her husband and their friends and generally only hosts celebrities who are her friends. [24] Barefoot Contessa has approximately one million viewers tuned in per episode, and has posted some of Food Network's highest ratings. [5] [25]

When Martha Stewart was incarcerated in 2004 on charges connected with obstruction of justice in a stock trading case, the press singled out Garten as a possible successor. [26]

In 2005, the show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Best Service Show. [27] In 2009, the show and Garten were once again nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of Best Culinary Program and Best Culinary Host, and Garten won her first Emmy in the latter category. [28]

That same year, Garten announced that she had signed a three-year contract with Food Network to continue her cooking show, and will release two more cookbooks following Barefoot Contessa at Home. Garten was reportedly awarded the most lucrative contract for a culinary author to date, signing a multimillion-dollar deal for multiple books. [29] She has also been approached several times to develop her own magazine, line of furniture, set of cookware, and chain of boutiques (reminiscent of Stewart's Omnimedia), but has declined these offers, stating she has no interest in further complicating her life. Between 2004 and 2005, Barefoot in Paris sold almost 400,000 copies and rose to number eleven on the New York Times bestseller list. [30]

Barefoot Contessa Pantry

In 2006, Garten launched her own line of packaged cake mixes, marinades, sauces, and preserves, branded as Barefoot Contessa Pantry, with her business partner Frank Newbold [31] and in conjunction with Stonewall Kitchen. These convenience foods are based on her most popular from-scratch recipes, such as coconut cupcakes, maple oatmeal scones, mango chutney, and lemon curd. Pricing of these items is comparatively expensive (for example, the suggested retail price for a single box of brownie mix is ten dollars) and they are only sold through upscale cookware and gourmet shops such as Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table, and Chicago's Fox & Obel Market Cafe. She plans to expand this brand in the near future if the first line of products is very successful. [32]

Other Barefoot Contessa publications

After critical acclaim and high sales of her first three cookbooks, she went on to write Barefoot in Paris and several columns for O, The Oprah Magazine . She also serves as the entertaining, cooking, and party planning consultant for the magazine. House Beautiful , a shelter magazine, featured a monthly Garten column entitled "Ask the Barefoot Contessa" until 2011. In this column, she gave cooking, entertaining, and lifestyle tips in response to letters from her readers. [33] She launched a small line of note cards and journals to complement her books, and wrote the forewords for Kathleen King's Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook and Rori Trovato's Dishing With Style. One of her recipes, 'lemon roast chicken with croutons', was featured in The Best American Recipes 2005–2006. Another of Garten's dishes was selected for Today's Kitchen Cookbook, a compilation of the most popular recipes featured on the daily news program The Today Show . For Thanksgiving 2010, her recipes were featured by Google on their homepage. [34] In June 2012, she started a Facebook blog and three weeks later had over 100,000 followers. [31]

Personal life

Her husband Jeffrey Garten was Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade and dean of the Yale School of Management. He is now the Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance, and Business at Yale. He can also frequently be seen on her cooking show, assisting his wife with simple tasks or sampling the dishes she has created. They divide their time among Manhattan, East Hampton, and Paris. [9]

Garten served as hostess of the 16th Annual Hudson Peconic benefit for Planned Parenthood. Her Food Network show frequently features appearances by her openly gay friends and their partners. Though she has made no explicit statement regarding gay rights or the gay community in general, she did write in one of her books:

... We all know that families now aren't necessarily like Ozzie and Harriet (it turns out Ozzie and Harriet's family wasn't all Ozzie and Harriet) ... family has a traditional context, but today it's not as simple as two parents with 2-3 kids ... it's about relationships ... it's about people who are bound together by love and a sense of being responsible for one another ... it's spouses with no children, like Jeffrey and me ... it's a group of women who meet to cook dinner together once a month ... it's a one-parent family with adopted children ... it's two men who've made a life together ... at the end of the day, all we have is love ... getting love, but even more, feeling love ... [35]

Registered in New York as a Democrat, Garten has contributed to the presidential campaign funds of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Barack Obama. [36]

Garten also sits on the Design Review Board for East Hampton, a panel that grants building permissions and approves architectural and design elements of the village. The board seeks to protect the historical district and further the overall aesthetics of the area. [37]

Criticism

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has criticized Garten's cookbook Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? for its use of high-fat, high-calorie, and high-cholesterol meat and dairy ingredients. [38] [39] In response, Eric Felten of The Wall Street Journal called the report "an assault on cookbooks that dare to venture beyond lentils." [40]

Garten has been known to express distaste in many common ingredients, including cilantro and pre-grated Parmesan cheese. [41] Frequent viewers have gone as far as giving her quip "store-bought is fine," a satirical tone online. [42]

Works

Books

Magazine columns

Television

Notes

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  6. Ina Garten; Quentin Bacon (2006). Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again. Random House. p. 160. ISBN   978-1-4000-5434-3.
  7. Network, Food (2006). "Ina." Chefography. The E.W. Scripps Company.
  8. Houston, Susan (November 22, 2006). "How Ina Garten Grows". Raleigh News & Observer . p. E-1.
  9. 1 2 3 Garten, Ina (2004). Barefoot in Paris. Clarkson Potter. ISBN   1-4000-4935-0.
  10. 1 2 Seymour, Liz (2004). "Entertaining Barefoot." The Washington Post.
  11. Smith, Christopher Monte (2001). "Ina Garten". Indiebound.com (American Booksellers Association). Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  12. Garten, Ina (2006). "Q & A." Barefoot Contessa Online. Archived from the original on March 30, 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-06.
  13. Ward, Bill (November 30, 2006). "At Home with the Cookbook Contessa". Minneapolis Star Tribune . p. 1T.
  14. 1 2 3 Katz, Carissa (2003). "Something Was Filmed in the Hamptons." East Hampton Star.
  15. Witchel, Alex (April 8, 2001). "How Difficult Is Simple?". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015.
  16. Rosenbaum, Susan (2003). "Barefoot Contessa Store Is No More." East Hampton Star.
  17. Schoeneman, Deborah (2003). "Muffin Meltdown! Contessa Closes." New York Magazine.
  18. Trends, Publishing (2000),"Chefs Shake Up Cookbook Market." Publishing Trends.
  19. Sagon, Candy (April 20, 2005). "The Food Network's Latest It Girl". The Washington Post . Archived from the original on September 11, 2015.
  20. "Tips, Recipes and More from Ina Garten | Barefoot Contessa". Barefoot Contessa. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  21. "Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks". Clarkson Potter. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  22. "Barefoot Contessa". Food Network. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015.
  23. Greenberg, Doni (January 10, 2006). "Dishing It Out". Redding Record Searchlight . Redding, California. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  24. Comita, Jenny (January 2010). "Jennifer Garner". W . Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. But eventually she just said, 'I'm sorry, I only use my real friends on the show.'
  25. Network, Food (2006). "Barefoot Contessa". Food Network Ad Sales Programming. Scripps Network, Inc. Archived from the original on May 13, 2006. Retrieved 2006-03-30.
  26. Dickerman, Sara (2003). "Move Over, Martha". Slate. Newsweek Interactive Co. Retrieved 2006-03-28.
  27. Hall, Sarah (2005). "Martha's Jailtime Emmy Noms". E! Online News. E! Entertainment Television, Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2006-03-28.
  28. List of 36th Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards winners from the Emmys website. Retrieved 21 September 2009.
  29. Danford, Natalie (2005). "Video Made the Cookbook Star." Publishers Weekly
  30. Maryles, Daisy (2005). "No Room at the Top." Publishers Weekly
  31. 1 2 Finn, Robin (June 29, 2012). "For Ina Garten, the 'Barefoot Contessa,' Oatmeal and a Massage on Sundays". The New York Times.
  32. Maynard, Micheline (2007). "Barefoot Entrepreneur." The Providence Journal.
  33. Garten, Ina (2006). "Ask the Barefoot Contessa". House Beautiful. Hearst Communications, Inc. Archived from the original on March 24, 2006. Retrieved 2006-03-28.
  34. "Thanksgiving 2010 by Ina Garten, part 1". Google. November 23, 2010. Archived from the original on December 31, 2011.
  35. Garten, Ina (2002). Barefoot Contessa Family Style. Clarkson Potter. ISBN   0-609-61066-X.
  36. Commission, Federal Election (2006). "Celebrity Federal Campaign Contributions: Ina Garten". Newsmeat. Polity Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2006-03-28.
  37. Rosenbaum, Susan (1997). "Built First, Now Approved." East Hampton Star.
  38. Sytsma, Alan (December 31, 2010). "Health Concerns: The War Against Ina Garten". New York . Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  39. "The Five Worst Cookbooks of 2010". Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. December 2010. Archived from the original on December 24, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  40. Felten, Eric (December 31, 2010). "A War on Good Taste". Wall Street Journal . Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  41. "Foods Ina Garten Refuses To Eat". delish.com. 6 July 2017.
  42. "Store-Bought is Fine". Pinterest.
  43. "The Fabian Strategy". 30 Rock. Season 5. Episode 1. September 23, 2010. NBC.
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Alexandra Guarnaschelli is a chef and executive chef at New York City's Butter restaurant and was executive chef at The Darby restaurant before its closing. She appears as a television personality on the Food Network shows Chopped, Iron Chef America, All Star Family Cook-off, Guy’s Grocery Store Games, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. She hosts Alex's Day Off and The Cooking Loft on Food Network and Cooking Channel. In 2012, she won that season of Iron Chef America.

Gale Gand is a Chicago-based pastry chef, cookbook author, television personality, and winner of the 2001 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Gand was the host of the Food Network show Sweet Dreams. She was the Chef-in-Residence at Elawa Farm, in Lake Forest, Illinois. Gand is a partner and was the founding Executive Pastry Chef at Tru, a contemporary fine-dining restaurant affiliated with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Gand and her partners at Tru won the 2007 James Beard Foundation Award for Service. She has blogged for the Huffington Post, was a contestant on Iron Chef America in the 2006-2007 season, and was a judge on Bravo's Top Chef in 2008 for the episode Wedding Wars. Gand was also featured on the Great Chefs television program.

Annabel Langbein New Zealand chef

Annabel Rose Langbein is a New Zealand celebrity cook, food writer and publisher. She has published 25 cookbooks and fronted three seasons of her TV series, Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, which launched on the TV One network in New Zealand and has since screened in more than 90 countries.

Engagement Chicken is a lemon and herb flavored roast chicken dish, purported to cause boyfriends to propose marriage.

Beginning in 2013, The Daytime Emmy Awards currently give out two awards to honor hosts of culinary, craft, and lifestyle programming. The categories are Outstanding Culinary Host and Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel Host. The category originated in 1994 and was known as the Outstanding Service Host. Prior to that, hosts of service and craft shows would compete in the Outstanding Talk Show Host category. In 2007, the category name was changed to Outstanding Lifestyle Host and was changed again in 2009 to Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host.

Marcela Valladolid chef

Marcela Luz Valladolid is an American chef and author. She was the host of the Food Network television series Mexican Made Easy, and a judge on the Food Network television series Best Baker in America.

Amy Thielen is a chef, food writer, and television personality who focuses on Midwestern cooking and food culture. She is the author of the James Beard award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table ISBN 978-0307954879 and Give a Girl a Knife ISBN 978-0307954909. She was also the host of Heartland Table, which debuted in September 2013 on Food Network; season two premiered in March 2014.


Merry Graham is an American author and award-winning home chef.

"Cook Like A Pro" is a show by Ina Garten. The show is a continuation of her show Barefoot Contessa. It is focused on chef skills and will feature celebrity guests. It begins airing on May 28, 2017.

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