Ina Garten: Barefoot Contessa Returns To Segerstrom Center For The Arts, Today

Ina Garten: Barefoot Contessa Returns To Segerstrom Center For The Arts, TodayIna Garten, the American culinary icon, author of 10 New York Times bestselling cookbooks and host of the popular Emmy and James Beard Award - winning Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics show o n Food Network, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Wednesday, December 5. Garten is celebrating her newest cookbook, Cook Like A Pro.

She will share stories that bring you behind the scenes of filming her television show ( now in its 13th season ), writing bestselling cookbooks and enjoying food with friends and family. She will also take questions from the audience.

Tickets for Ina Garten start at $ 49. 50 and go on sale Friday, May 11 at 7 a.m. They may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling ( 714 ) 556 - 2787. For inquiries a bout group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at ( 714 ) 755 - 0236. From America's favorite home cook : recipes, tips, and why - didn't - I - think - of - that tricks for cooking your best. In her newest instant - classic cookbook, beloved author Ina Garten shares 85 never - before - published recipes that teach home cooks dependably delicious dishes along with the keys to achieving success and confidence in the kitchen.

As seen on her latest television series, Cook Like A Pro, each recipe focuses on techniques, tips, insights, make - ahead guidance, and kitchen efficiency that will turn you into a better and more intuitive cook. From Red Wine Braised Short Ribs to Blue Cheese Grits and a simplified Baked Alaska that will wow your friends, this collection represents Ina's go - to recipes and techniques that every cook wants to know. In 1978, Ina Garten was working in T he White House Office of Management and Budget and thinking that she had to do something more creative and fun than writing nuclear energy budgets ! She came across an ad in T he New York Times for a specialty food store for sale in the Hamptons and decided to investigate.

With her husband Jeffrey, she drove to Long Island the next day to see the store and it was love at first sight. She had no experience in the food business - or in any business ! - but knew that this was exactly what she wanted to do. Garten made the owner of the store a low offer, thinking she'd go home and decide if she really wanted to make such a dramatic move. However, t he owner called her the next day and said, " I accept your offer ! "

After 18 years of perfecting baguettes and chicken salad, Barefoot Contessa was a hugely popular store celebrated both for its delicious food and its style. In 1996, Garten decided that it was time for a new challenge so she sold the store to the manager and the chef.

At that point, with nothing to do, she built an office over the store and tried her hand at writing a cookbook. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook came out in 1999 and turned out to be the most exciting thing she'd ever done professionally. Happily, that first cookbook was a surprise best - seller. By 2002, Garten had published two more cookbooks and started filming a show for Food Network, also called Barefoot Contessa. By 2015, she had published nine cookbooks and filmed 14 years of television shows for Food Network. At the same time, she'd written monthly columns for Martha Stewart Living, Oprah m agazine, and House Beautiful. She continues to write a monthly column for Food Network M agazine.

This past year marked the publication of Garten's tenth book, Cooking for Jeffrey, which is not just a collection of recipes for dishes that Jeffrey adores, bu t it's also a bit of a love letter to her husband for always encouraging her to do what she loves most. Williams Sonoma is proud to be the official bookseller of Cook Like A Pro for this exciting event. Ticket holders will be able to purchase autographed copies of Ina's new book in advance of the event by visiting : https : / / www.williams - sonoma.com / cooklikeapro.

Books purchased in advance through Williams Sonoma will be available for pick up at the event. Please note that event tickets and signed books are sold separately, and you must have an event ticket to pick up your preordered book. A limited supply of signed books will be available for purchase in the lobby on the evening of the event as well. Preordering books when purchasing a ticket is strongly recommended.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds its corporate partners including Kia Motors America, Official Automotive Partner ; United Airlines, Official Airline ; and Omaha Steak s International, Official Fine Food Retailer. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi - disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences an d to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts - based education and community engagement programs. Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Se gerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non - profit arts organization.

In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family - friendly programming, free per formances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation's performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people thr ough the arts.

The Center's programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engagement programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County's many diverse communities. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the ABT G illespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities. The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non - cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond to the ever - changing needs of the community.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations : Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic lif e of the region with annual seasons performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14 - acre campus that embraces the Center's own facilit ies as well as two independently acclaimed organizations : Tony Award - winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Ina Garten : BAREFOOT CONTESSA Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7 : 30 pm Se gerstrom Hall 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Tickets - Start at $ 49. 50 ; tickets on sale May 11 In person - The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Online - SCFTA. org Phone - ( 714 ) 556 - 2787 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Group Sales - ( 714 ) 755 - 0236 Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a private, non - profit organization. " Segerstrom Center for the Arts " is a regis tered trademark.

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