About the Host
Ina Garten In 1978, Ina found herself working in the White House on nuclear energy policy and thinking, "There's got to be more to life than this!" She saw an ad for a small food store for sale in The Hamptons. Two months later she found herself the owner of Barefoot Contessa, a 400-sq.-ft. specialty food store with employees. Eighteen years later, Barefoot Contessa was a store that was celebrated both for its style and delicious food. Ina continues to build the Barefoot Contessa traditions with new cookbooks, television shows, and delicious products that reflect her love of entertaining friends and family.