Author Ina Garten Thrills to Hitchcock and Nordic Dramas

From a New York Times interview by Alex Soloski headlined “Ina Garten Delights in Hitchcock Thrillers and Her Mini Cooper”:

Here is how Ina Garten described her style of cooking: “It’s simple and elegant. I like things that are the essential flavors they’re supposed to be, but they taste better than you expect.”

Garten is the past owner of the renowned Hamptons fine food store the Barefoot Contessa; the author of 12 best-selling cookbooks, with a 13th, “Go-To Dinners,” out in October; and the host of “Barefoot Contessa,” a legacy program on the Food Network. She was speaking, via video call, from her sleek studio kitchen in the barn adjacent to her East Hampton, N.Y., home.