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. @inagarten

Four of Ina Garten's waffle iron hash browns in a waffle iron with the lid open.

Ina Garten’s Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Drag out your waffle iron and reacquaint yourself with it—then devour some of the most delectable hash browns you’ve ever had. Get ready for a diner-worthy dinner at home.

Shrimp salad garnished with dill in a cardboard takeout container.

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 lunch work rotation.

Two flutes filled with French 75 cocktail on a wooden table with a notebook and a plate of lemon slices nearby.

French 75 Cocktail

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

A partially cut orange chocolate chunk cake on a round wire rack.

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with not-too-dark chocolate was a smashing success at the Barefoot Contessa. It’s just as much a hit at home.

Ina Garten's lemon cake, a pound cake, on a cutting board, drizzled with a lemon glaze

Ina Garten’s Lemon Cake

Know when you taste something and can’t help but pause and sigh with content? This subtly sweet lemon cake does that to us each and every darn time.