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Ina Garten's Profile

Brief about Ina Garten: By info that we know Ina Garten was born at 1948-02-02. And also Ina Garten is American Author.

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I always have music. I love it to be very upbeat. When you're having drinks, I like something like Cesaria Evora. During dinner, I like the much more traditional - old Frank Sinatra and things like that.

Tags: Love, Music, Old

I measure everything, because I always think that if I've spent so much time making sure this recipe was exactly the way I want it, why would I want to throw things into a pot?

Tags: Making, Time, Why

I worked for the Office of Management and Budget in the White House, on nuclear energy policy. But I decided it would be much more fun to have a specialty food store, so I left Washington D.C. and moved to the Hamptons. And how glad I am that I did!

Tags: Energy, Food, Fun

I'm really a scientist. I follow recipes exactly - until I decide not to. And then I'll follow something else exactly. I may decide I could turn this peach tart into a plum tart, but if I'm following a recipe, I follow it exactly.

Tags: Else, May, Until

If it's a cocktail party, I generally make five or six different things, and I try to choose recipes that feel like a meal: a chicken thing, a fish or shrimp thing, maybe two vegetable things, and I think it's fun to end the cocktail party with a sweet thing.

Tags: End, Fun, Try

My favorite fall or winter lunch is big steaming bowls of soup. I usually invite people for around 12:30 and have two hearty soups like shrimp corn chowder and lentil sausage soup, which can be made a day or two ahead.

Tags: Big, Fall, Winter

Take one flower that you like and get lots of them. And don't try to 'arrange' them. It's surprisingly hard to do a flower arrangement the way a florist does one. Instead, bunch them all together or put them in a series of small vases all down the table.

Tags: Hard, Small, Together

The dirty little secret is that I grew up in a household where there were no carbohydrates allowed, ever. No cookies, no bread, no potatoes, no rice. My mother was very extreme in terms of what she served. Since I left home more than 40 years ago, I've been making it right for myself.

Tags: Home, Mother, She

The most important thing for having a party is that the hostess is having fun. I'm very organized. I make a plan for absolutely everything. I never have anything that has to be cooked while the guests are there. The only thing I might have to do is take something out of the oven and carve it.

Tags: Fun, Plan, While

The thing about all my food is that everything is a remembered flavor. Maybe it's something I had as a child or maybe it's something I had in Milan, but I want it to taste better than you ever thought.

Tags: Child, Food, Thought

There's something really wonderful about a party where you help yourself. Of course, first you get what you really want. But 'family style' service also really encourages people to connect with one another.

Tags: Family, Help, Yourself

If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it's really like making a large chicken.

Tags: Large, Making

I love to take something ordinary and make it really special.

Tags: Love, Ordinary, Special

You don't have to do everything from scratch. Nobody wants to make puff pastry!

Tags: Nobody, Scratch, Wants

Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it's more important to make yourself feel good.

Tags: Food, Good, Home

They say that gardens look better when they are created by loving gardeners rather than by landscapers, because the garden is more tended to and cared for. The same thing goes for cooking. I only cook for people I love.

Tags: Cooking, Love, Rather

Creme Brulee is the ultimate 'guy' dessert. Make it and he'll follow you anywhere.

Tags: Follow, Guy, Ultimate

I always like to have flowers on the table. I think they make it look special.

Tags: Flowers, Special, Table

Never let 'em see you sweat. Guests feel guilty if they think you've worked too hard to make dinner for them - which of course you have!

Tags: Guilty, Hard, Worked

Grilled cheese and tomato soup is the ultimate comfort meal.

Tags: Cheese, Comfort, Ultimate