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Wish I Could Meet The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten

October 26th, 2014 at 08:54 pm

It's Sunday and there's a pot of soup simmering on my stove. We went outside for a few minutes and came back and let's just say the house smells wonderful!

One of my favorite celebrity cooks is Ina Garten and Parade has an article about her and her new cookbook about making things ahead.

I have never met Ina Garten and would like to. Apparently she will be in Chicago in November making an appearance and signing cookbooks. Alas, it is a school day/night and I just can't justify taking off time and the expense.

The article said she is very kind and thoughtful and from what I've seen on television on her show, "Barefoot Contessa" she appears to be that way and I picture her that way. It would be wonderful to meet her.

I have learned some things from watching her program and I have tried some things I might not have tried if she hadn't demonstrated them on her show. I own a few of her cookbooks and I check her others out from the library.

There is something about her voice, demeanor, and manner that tends to relax me when I watch. I know I will never have a cocktail party or own a specialty shop, but it certain is fun watching her.

I like the idea of making things ahead. The soup bubbling away on my stove is for a supper and a couple of lunches this week. I have whole wheat bread baking in the oven for some meals, and I used up the rest of our tomatoes to make a tomato sauce to pair with spaghetti for another meal.

So, although I won't be meeting Mrs. Garten anytime soon, I do think her common sense manner and ease in the kitchen have made an impression.

4 Responses to “Wish I Could Meet The Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    I saw the article sister and I just love her!

  2. snafu Says:

    I've only seen her show a few times. She made pies this AM making everything seem elegant with remarkably little effort. I so admire elegance, we seem to let that aspect inch away in our rush to complete long lists of tasks. I made a pie based on her undertaking but I used a crumb base which is practical not elegant.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I saw the article too. I think I used to see clips of her show when I did Swagbucks!! My daughter will take the leftover soup we had for dinner tonight.

  4. Kaycee Fisher Says:

    My favorite story about her is that apparently Jennifer Garner (Mrs. Ben Affleck) is a huge fan and pulled every string she could think of to be a guest on her show. Ina Garten told her sorry, but, I only have my real life friends on the show. Ouch! ;-)

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