In 1978, Ina Garten quit her job as an analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget and, with no experience as a cook or businesswoman, bought a 400-square-foot specialty food store in the Hamptons.
Forty years later, she is one of the country’s most popular chefs and the head of a culinary empire with 11 bestselling cookbooks, 13 seasons on the Food Network, three Emmys, two James Beard Awards and her own Barefoot Contessa Pantry.
As her latest collection of recipes Modern Comfort Food is released, Ina Garten will converse with Sam Sifton, food editor of The New York Times and founding editor of NYT Cooking.
Hosting presidents, vice presidents, secretaries of state, Supreme Court justices, world leaders, major journalists, and activists, the Streicker Center satisfies the community’s hunger for political understanding and engagement. Broadway stars, Academy Award winners, bestselling authors, film directors, world renowned musicians, comedians, and even magicians quench the thirst for entertainment. From history to culture, food to politics, we celebrate and explore it all. And night after night, the Streicker Center offers opportunities for discussion and debate about the most challenging and important issues of the day, from anti-Semitism, fake news, immigration, and racism.