UPDATE (5/26) — Finally! Ina Garten has more news for her fans about her upcoming show, Cook Like a Pro.
She dished to People that her new Food Network show would focus on teaching home chefs techniques for excelling in the kitchen. Ever wondered what the best way is to cut cauliflower without getting it all over the counter? You're not the only one, Ina said. So wouldn't it make sense for the master herself to teach us all, on-air, how to literally cook like a pro?
"I really wanted to do all those little things I’ve learned professionally over the years that will make people feel like they can cook with confidence,” she told the magazine. “It’s recipe-based but it’s really much more about the tips, which are woven throughout the episode.”
Garten will also bring on her celebrity pal chefs, including Mario Batali, José Andrés, April Bloomfield, and Yotam Ottolenghi, so this 30-minute show really gives you the biggest knowledge bang for your metaphorical buck.
And first on the chopping block this season is chicken—a much-loved and very versatile meat. "I'll be making Roast Chicken With Radishes, Chicken & Spinach Waldorf Salad, and Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse," she shared in an Instagram post. "Hope you can join me; it's going to be so much fun!"
I'm so excited to announce that my new Barefoot Contessa series "Cook Like A Pro" starts this Sunday, May 28, at 11am ET on Food Network. I'm sharing lots of recipes and tips that I've learned professionally so you can cook at home with confidence. The first of 8 episodes is - of course! - all about chicken! I'll be making Roast Chicken With Radishes, Chicken & Spinach Waldorf Salad, and Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse. Hope you can join me; it's going to be so much fun! xxx Ina
You betcha we'll be there, Ina!
The first episode of Cook Like a Pro airs Sunday, May 28 at 11 a.m. EST.
(4/23/2017) — Ina Garten, the 69-year-old Barefoot Contessa star, has something special brewing in the kitchen.
The queen of domesticity announced on Twitter that she was returning to TV screens everywhere in a new Food Network show called Cook Like a Pro.
Neither Garten nor Food Network have offered up any news yet about what to expect in upcoming episodes, unfortunately. The only tidbit Garten revealed is that Cook Like a Pro is set to premiere in mid-May.
However, eagle-eyes fans noticed a delicious looking chocolate cake in the announcement photo that Garten shared. A little digging on her Instagram page revealed the star had actually posted a video of the technique she uses to frost what looks like that very same cake. The short Instagram video teaches viewers how to simply recreate a professional looking chevron pattern in icing. We hope that's a recipe she'll be sharing with us in an upcoming show!
Longtime fans of Garten have followed her journey since the first episode of Barefoot Contessa premiered in 2002. Since then, she's released several top-selling cookbooks, including her most recent book Cooking for Jeffrey, which, true to its name, featured recipes her husband, Jeffrey Garten, loves to eat.
We can't wait to see what Garten has in store for this new show. Hopefully we can at least leave with skills that'll have us cooking like a pro!
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