Ina decided to buy her specialty food store Barefoot Contessa in 1980 on a whim after seeing an ad in the New York Times.
Ina's husband Jeffrey is the Dean of the Yale School of Management.
Ina's mother Florence was a homemaker and her father Charles was a surgeon.
Ina lives with her husband Jeffrey in East Hampton, New York.
Ina's parents are Charles and Florence Rosenberg.
Ina sold her specialty food store The Barefoot Contessa in 1996.
In 1966 Ina studied fashion design at Syracuse University in New York.
Married Jeffrey Garten December 22, 1968 at her parents house in Stamford, Connecticut.
Ina wrote her first cookbook in 1999, simply called The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, which was one of the best-selling cookbooks of that year.
Ina's idea of relaxing food is roast chicken and vegetables.
Ina's cooking and entertaining style is best described as elegant and earthy.
Ina learned cooking from Julia Child's 'The Art of French Cooking.'
The name of her specialty store and television program, Barefoot contessa, is derived from a film staring Humphrey Bogart.
Before becoming a television host, chef and cookbook writer. Ina worked as a policy analyst at The White House.
Ina attended Syracuse University, she majored in Economics.
Ina Grew Up In Stamford, Connecticut