Ina Garten was born Ina Rosenberg on February 2, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, and was one of two children born to Charles H. Rosenberg, a surgeon specializing in otolaryngology, and his wife, Florence.
Encouraged to be the best she could in school, she showed an interest for science. She has said she uses that while experimenting with recipes.
Ina Garten had no formal training. She taught herself culinary techniques with the aid of French and New England cookbooks. After that, she relied on intuition and feedback from customers and friends to refine her recipes. Her mentor was Eli Zabar, owner of Eli's Manhattan and Eli's Breads, and food-show host and author Martha Stewart. Among her dishes are cœur à la creme, celery root remoulade, pear clafou
ti, and a simple version of bœuf bourguignon.
Her culinary career started with her gourmet food store, Barefoot Contessa. Ina Garten then expanded her activities to various best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded convenience products, and a popular Food Network TV show.
Why is Ina Garten famous?
Ina Garten is an American author, host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa, and former White House nuclear policy analyst. Best known for designing recipes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and a way to save time, she has been noted by Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and Patricia Wells for her cooking and home entertaining.
Why do we like Ina Garten?
After the success of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Ina Garten was approached by Food Network with an offer to host her own TV cooking show.
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