Ina Garten – Food and Gardens = Springtime Inspiration
Okay - I'll admit it. I'm a "Foodie". In case you've never heard the term before, a "Foodie" is someone who loves to cook and enjoys all-things food-related. From ingredients and menus to kitchen tools and cookbooks, I guess I fall under that category.
One of my true inspirations from the food world is Ina Garten - aka The Barefoot Contessa. A talented lady who spend years working for President's in Washington D.C. before chucking it all and buying a small specialty food store in the Hamptons sometime in the late 70's early 1980's. Although she had no prior training in the industry, food became her life; Soon, the Barefoot Contessa store was infamous. A few network TV appearances...cookbooks...and then finally, her own Food Network show later - Ina
Garten's name is synonymous with gourmet food and the good life. She's also got a green thumb and a great blog check it out.