An Afternoon with Ina - How Bad Can That Be?
November 12, 2010
This week, I had the opportunity to see TV chef and cookbook author Ina Garten. She was in town at an event sponsored by Rainy Day Books, an independent book store here in Kansas City. While I don't consider myself a very good cook, I love to watch other people cook, even if it is just on TV. I have watched Ina, known to her fans as "The Barefoot Contessa", cook on TV for years and to see her in person was a real treat.
Ina's visit consisted of an hour long question and answer session. During that time, she answered questions from the capacity audience, revealing some of her personal favorites on everything from cookware to olive oil, as well as giving holiday hostess advice. Our tickets (my sweet, sister Melissa went with me) each included an autographed copy of Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?, Ina's seventh cookbook. It is filled with recipes that sound both super yummy and easy to make. Maybe, Ina will make a cook out of me yet.