About Ina Garten

Ina Garten

In 1978, Ina Garten left her job as a budget analyst in the White House to pursue her dream of running a specialty food store in the Hamptons. She's now the author of eight best-selling cookbooks, including her most recent title, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. She's also a frequent contributor to many national magazines and has a Food Network television series on entertaining. She and her husband, Jeffrey, split their time between East Hampton, NY, and Southport, CT.

French 75 Cocktail Recipe

French 75 Cocktail

A sophisticated cocktail that’s made drinkers swoon for more than a century thanks to the subtle intensity of Cognac, the sweetly tart lilt of lemon, and the effusive effervescence of Champagne.

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Sidecar Cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail

Created during Prohibition, this collision of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon isn’t for the faint of heart—nor for the slight of tolerance.

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Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest precursor to a dinner party ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze it, slice it, and bake it at the very last second. You’re welcome.

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Grilled Cheese Croutons

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Step one: Make a childhood favorite. Step two: Cut it into squares. Step three: Dunk, drop, or plop into tomato soup. Step four: Sigh.

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Ina Garten's Tomato Soup Recipe

Easy Tomato Soup

Yup. It’s still winter. Darn good thing this simple made-from-scratch soup requires barely more effort than heating up some Campbell’s.

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Ina Garten's Rosemary Cashews Recipe

Ina Garten’s Rosemary Cashews

These warm-from-the-oven cashews are bathed in buttery rosemary, cayenne, and brown sugar goodness. An ideal pre-dinner nosh.

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Barefoot Contessa Company Pot Roast Recipe

Barefoot Contessa Company Pot Roast

This is what we consider to be the ultimate pot roast for company. Heck, it calls for two different types of booze, it oughtta be good!

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Ina Garten's Caramelized Shallots Recipe

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Not only easy to make, they’re easygoing in terms of playing nicely with main courses.

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Barefoot Contessa Baba au Rhum Recipe

Barefoot Contessa Baba au Rhum

This classic French dessert is an eggy cake that’s studded with currant, soaked with a vanilla-rum sauce and brushed with an apricot glaze.

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Orange Chocolate Cake Recipe Ina Garten

Orange Chocolate Cake from Ina Garten

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with sweet chocolate in this cake was a big hit at the Barefoot Contessa. And we’re sure it’ll be with you, too.

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Barefoot Contessa Shrimp Salad Recipe

Shrimp Salad from Ina Garten

Creamy but not gloppy, light but not abstemious, this shrimp salad is gonna rock your world…and your cocktail party…and your shower…

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Lemon Cake

Ina Garten’s Lemon Cake

Know how sometimes you taste something and can’t help but sigh with content? This cake does that to us each and every darn time.

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