Ina Garten, the “Barefoot Contessa,” has signed a new multi-year agreement with Food Network to continue her daytime cooking series. The deal will also bring about “several hour-long season specials,” per the Discovery-owned cable channel.
“Our audience adores Ina — she is truly a culinary legend and embodies everything Food Network viewers crave,” Courtney White, president of Food Network said Friday in a media release. “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,” added 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!”
Shot on-location at Garten’s home in East Hampton, New York, the Emmy-winning “Barefoot Contessa” helps viewers bring their cooking to the next level by sharing foolproof recipes and tips for delicious food made easy, per the series’ description.
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Garner guested on its recent season, subtitled “Cook Like a Pro,” which is also the name of her latest cookbook.
Garten is a New York Times-bestselling author of 11 cookbooks.