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Ina Garten

Ina Rosenberg Garten (first name pronounced /ˈaɪnə/ EYE-nə; born February 2, 1948) is an American author, host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa, and former White House nuclear policy analyst. Known for designing recipes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-saving tips, she has been noted by Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and Patricia Wells for her cooking and home entertaining. Garten had no formal training; she taught herself culinary techniques with the aid of French and New England cookbooks. Later, she relied on intuition and feedback from customers and friends to refine her recipes. She was mentored chiefly by 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 clafouti, and a simplified version of bœuf bourguignon.

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'Make-A-Wish' Kid to Barefoot C:  Don't Call Us ...

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Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten just learned a hard lesson ... late is not always better than never ... because she just got blown off by the family of a "Make-a-Wish" boy.You'll recall ... Enzo -- a… READ MORE >

'Make-A-Wish' Kid -- Focused On The Dolphins

'Make-A-Wish' Kid -- Focused On The Dolphins

The Make-A-Wish kid snubbed by celeb chef Ina Garten has MOVED ON -- in fact, we're told, Enzo is so excited about his back-up wish to swim with dolphins ... he sleeps in his bathing suit.A family… READ MORE >

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'Barefoot Contessa' AGREES to See Make-A-Wish Kid

'Barefoot Contessa' AGREES to See Make-A-Wish Kid

It's a MIRACLE!!!! "Barefoot Contessa" star Ina Garten has somehow found the time to meet with a Make-A-Wish foundation kid named Enzo ... after TMZ reported she denied his request TWICE. Garten's… READ MORE >

- 1122 days ago
Celeb Chefs to 'Wish' Kid -- We'll Cook With You!

Celeb Chefs to 'Wish' Kid -- We'll Cook With You!

Two TV chefs have stepped up to the plate -- and have offered to cook for a "Make-A-Wish" kid who was snubbed by "Barefoot Contessa" star Ina Garten ... TMZ has learned. Food Network star Beau… READ MORE >

- 1125 days ago
Celeb Chef -- Too Busy for 'Make-A-Wish' Kid

Celeb Chef -- Too Busy for 'Make-A-Wish' Kid

The Make-a-Wish Foundation had to break some bad news to a 6-year-old cancer patient this week ... when Food Network star Ina Garten informed them she was too busy to cook a meal with the boy ...… READ MORE >

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