‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten Says This is the Biggest Mistake Most People Make in Cooking

Food Network star Ina Garten is known for her down-to-earth persona and delicious dishes when it comes to cooking. As the host of Barefoot Contessa and author of various cookbooks, the culinary queen clearly knows her stuff when it comes to being a chef.

Though some recipes can be more intimidating than others, Garten revealed that both amateurs and professionals make this mistake when it comes to making meals.

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‘Barefoot Contessa’s’ checklist on book-worthy recipes

With her plethora of best-selling cookbooks, Garten has learned which recipes are the best to share with fans. The culinary icon has a certain checklist she runs through with each potential dish with a focus on keeping it simple.

“There are a few things I’m always looking for,” the Barefoot Contessa host said, according to “The first is, can you

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Which Daytime Emmy Does Food Network’s ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Have The Best Shot At Winning?

Food Network star Ina Garten’s cooking program, Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like A Pro, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the upcoming 47th annual ceremony. Garten herself has also been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Host.

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The event will be shown live – virtually – on CBS at 8:00PM Eastern time on June 26.

Ina Garten is nominated for 2 Daytime Emmys

Ina Garten, celebrated host of Barefoot Contessa, has taken home the trophy before. In 2009, 2010, and 2017, the Hamptons resident won each year for Outstanding Culinary Host.

This year, she’s up for two awards.

In the Outstanding Culinary Series category, Garten is up against some formidable competition, including Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis-hosted Giada Entertains; PBS’ Milk Street featuring chef

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