What if your fantasy summer road trip destination was paying a visit to one of America's national treasures?
On today's episode of MUNCHIES: The Podcast, we've rented a car, loaded it up with fresh produce from the MUNCHIES rooftop garden, grabbed a bottle of rosé, and plugged in the GPS coordinates to Ina and Jeffrey Garten's house in East Hampton, New York.
And unless you've been living under a rock, you're familiar with the Barefoot Contessa and her aspirational home cooking. Ina Garten is author of ten New York Times-bestselling cookbooks and host on the Food Network. You've probably made her engagement chicken at one point or another or at least tried her brownies—the ones that she wooed Jeffrey with back in college.
And since today's episode is about making dreams come true, we're spending an afternoon inside Ina's kitchen, but we're here to learn about the side of the Barefoot Contessa you might not know. Over coffee and bubbly San Pellegrino on a silver platter—because she's classy as hell—we'll sit down and discuss her new cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey, and her life before the Barefoot Contessa, from writing nuclear budget policy in the White House to flying airplanes for fun.
You're about to hear the first installment of our two-part series with Ina. We're sitting here at her beautiful kitchen table, complete with linen tablecloth.
So tune in to the latest episode of MUNCHIES: The Podcast and tell your friends to do the same. And if you haven't done so already, subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud. We'll be back in two weeks for the second installment of our afternoon with Ina Garten. And if you haven't already picked up a copy of Ina Garten's newest cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey, you should. Life isn't complete without that recipe for roast chicken with radishes.
And here's my own cash for gold moment: Our very first cookbook, MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World's Best Chefs drops October 24, but you can pre-order it now to prepare yourself for a delicious future.