Ina Garten has her own workshop and test kitchen called The Barn, across from her East Hampton house. It's lined with shelves crammed with cookbooks, with cake stands ranged on the top of the shelves; Ina says she's "a cake stand hoarder!" The September issue of Food Network Magazine takes a look inside the cookbook library in The Barn. This is where Ina researches recipes and holds business meetings and where members of her Barefoot Contessa production crew hang out during shoots.
Some of Ina's go-to cookbooks are as follows; we were delighted to see some of our own favorites. Cucina Simpatica: Robust Trattoria Cooking from Al Forno, by Johanne Killeen and George Germon; Braise, by Daniel Boulud and Melissa Clark; The Cooking of Southwest France, by Paula Wolfret; The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, by Marion Cunningham; Lulu's Provencal Table, by Richard Olney; Cold Weather Cooking, by Sarah Leah Chase; Baking for Friends, by Kathleen King; Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child (but of course!); The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, by Julee Russo and Sheila Lukins (one of our own personal favorites); On Food and Cooking: the Science and Lore of the Kitchen, by Harold McGee (which is fascinating).
· Ina's Library [Food Network Magazine]