Is Ina Garten working on a new cookbook?!
The 68-year-old celebrity chef recently took to Instagram to post a photo of her delicious-looking lunch — and revealed she’s planning to write another cookbook in the snapshot’s caption!
“Testing Butternut Squash Gratin for the next book. Tough day at the office! #Lunch,” Ina wrote beside the pic shared with her 1 million followers.
The news of Ina’s new book comes just three months after the Barefoot Contessa star released Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook in October 2016. Ina married her husband, Jeffrey Garten, in December 1968.
If the Food Network host is indeed working on a new cookbook, it would be her eleventh publication! Her other recipe books include: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999), Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun (2001), Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family (2002), and Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home (2004).
She has also written Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again (2006), Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients (2008), Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? _ (2010), _Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust (2012), and Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (2014).
Ina promoting one of her cookbooks in 2012.
When asked in a previous interview where she finds inspiration for her recipes, Ina replied, “everywhere!”
“It comes from a remembered flavor — something that I had as a child. It comes from a friend. My friend Sarah Chase is an incredible cook and tremendous inspiration for me. She also writes cookbooks,” she once told Epicurious.
“It comes from something I ate in Milan or — I think you don’t get ideas by sitting at home and talking to yourself. I think you get ideas by getting out there. It comes from everywhere,” Ina continued. “It rarely comes from restaurants because restaurant food is a whole different category. It usually comes from something I ate at somebody’s house or a specialty food store or something like that.”
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