Ina Garten Behind the Scenes

Visit with Ina Garten in her Hamptons home and see what Ina does in and out of the kitchen.

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Ina in the Kitchen

On her show Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten opens up the doors of her Hamptons home, giving viewers a look inside her life of cooking and entertaining. But when she's not in the kitchen, Ina's out and about shopping for local produce or picking up a good bottle of wine for a dinner party.

Ina's Favorite Places

Ina loves buying local produce, like fresh corn, from farm stands and farmers' markets near her in the Long Island area.

Read More: Ina Garten's Top 5 Places to Eat in Long Island

Making Thoughtful Host or Hostess Gifts

Ina never goes anywhere empty-handed. When she's visiting friends or just out on the town running errands, Ina often drops off homemade treats. Here she's making salted caramels.

Cooking a Comforting Stew for Jeffrey

Ina loves cooking for her husband, Jeffrey, and has a comforting dish waiting for him for dinner when he comes home from work. Here she preps all the vegetables and potatoes for a beef stew recipe.

Get the Recipe: Parker's Beef Stew

Testing and Photographing Recipes

When she's not taping episodes of her show, Ina is testing recipes for her cookbooks and for Food Network Magazine. Here she makes a frittata and takes it to be photographed for a story in the magazine.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Baking for Unexpected Guests

Whether she's baking brownies for Jeffrey or treating guests that stop by for a chat and a cup of coffee, Ina's always ready with a tray of freshly baked goods. Shortly after removing these scones from the oven, Ina drizzles them with a glaze.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Scones

At Food Network Headquarters

On Season 7 of Food Network Star, Ina made it out to Food Network studios to meet with the budding hopefuls.