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'Barefoot Contessa' Host Ina Garten Gives a Peek of Her Smart Kitchen and Offers Design Advice

Olowokandi Fiyin
Oct 08, 2020
01:20 P.M.
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Renowned culinary expert and "Barefoot Contessa" host Ina Garten gave fans a glimpse of her fitted smart kitchen and offered suggestions on how fans can design their kitchens.

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The holidays involve a lot of cooking, and it can be overwhelming to optimize one's kitchen while at it. Luckily, Ina Garten has taken it upon herself to make the process easier for everyone.

While discussing her new cookbook, "Modern Comfort Food" on Tuesday's episode of "Today," the culinary expert gave fans a tour of her luxurious kitchen while offering some tips.

Ina Garten attends Ina Garten in Conversation with Danny Meyer at 92nd Street Y on January 31, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images.

Ina Garten attends Ina Garten in Conversation with Danny Meyer at 92nd Street Y on January 31, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images.

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Talking to hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb, Garten showed off her smart kitchen filled with different appliances and a large island with a sink. Explaining the inspiration behind the design, the "Barefoot Contessa" host said:

"When I'm designing a kitchen ... I think of setting the stove, the sink, and refrigerator in a triangle so you can move around really well."

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She explained that she loves them within distance from each other but also with enough workspace. The 72-year-old emphasized that she loves her sink facing a view and showed how hers had a view of her lush garden, where she hosts dinner parties.

The 2,450-square-foot property, which she shares with her husband Jeffery, has a kitchen that boasts a Miele dishwasher, a sub-zero stainless steel refrigerator,

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Despite being a Food Network show host, Garten proved that she is just like everyone else and urged viewers not to shy away from putting everyday items on the counter as far as they are neatly arranged.

Garten's new book, her 12th cookbook, boasts traditional home dishes such as Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Banana Rum Truffle, black and white cookies, amongst others. However, her mindblowing recipes aren't all there is to her sumptuous meal as she relies on some exquisite kitchen tools to make her food come alive.

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According to reports, seven gadgets that Garten's kitchen can't do without are the Wüsthof's classic chef's knife, the Kuhn Rikon Vegetable Peeler, the Waring commercial blender, and the Peppermate Traditional Pepper Mill.

She also uses the Salter Aquatronic Glass Scale, the Chef's Choice Flexhone/Strop Pro Knife Sharpener, and the Cuisinart Pro Custom 11-cup Food Processor to assist her cooking process.

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All these gadgets have a home in Garten's fitted kitchen in her $4.65 million two-bedroom home in East Hampton. The 2,450-square-foot property, which she shares with her husband Jeffery, has a kitchen that boasts a Miele dishwasher, a sub-zero stainless steel refrigerator, and Kohler sinks, alongside high-end home appliances.

The culinary expert and her Yale University dean emeritus husband purchased the home in 2016 from Nancy Novgorod, the former editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure. In 2018, Garten renovated the kitchen and purchased a new stove that costs a whopping $15,000. It was an upgrade from the single oven unit that came with the property.

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