FOOD NETWORK AND INA GARTEN LOCK MULTI-YEAR DEAL INCLUDING BRAND-NEW SEASONS OF BAREFOOT CONTESSA AND SEASONAL SPECIALS

NEW YORK, NY – December 14, 2018Ina Garten has signed a multi-year agreement with Food Network to continue her beloved daytime cooking series, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. The deal includes new seasons of Ina’s signature thirty-minute daytime series Barefoot Contessa, along with several hour-long seasonal specials. Shot on-location at Ina’s home in East Hampton, New York, the series helps viewers bring their cooking to the next level by sharing foolproof recipes and tips for delicious food made easy. Since Barefoot Contessa joined Food Network’s lineup, the series has developed a passionate following with fans of all ages, including many celebrities: in its most recent season, Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro featured several well-known guests, including Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Garner.

“Our audience adores Ina – she is truly a culinary legend and embodies everything Food Network viewers crave,” said White. “Her one-of-a-kind personality, warmth and food expertise have made Barefoot Contessa a long-running hit and we are thrilled to confirm brand-new seasons.”

“I am so excited to continue sharing my recipes on Barefoot Contessa for years to come,” said Garten. “I’m looking forward to new seasons full of delicious dishes, helpful cooking tips and techniques and inspiring guests. This is going to be fun!”

Ina Garten is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author of 11 cookbooks and the host of Food Network’s Emmy Award-winning Barefoot Contessa.  Her latest book Cook Like a Pro was released in October 2018.  She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey.

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