It’s the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten! Follow along as she gives us a tour of her East Hampton, N.Y. kitchen (a.k.a. her office). What are Ina’s favorite things? Handy spoons, butcher blocks, three types of salt and — wait for it — a jar of homemade vanilla extract that she’s been adding to for 35 years. That’s dedication.
To make vanilla extract at home, fill a jar with vanilla beans and vodka, let sit for four to six months, “and you’ve got vanilla extract forever.”
Need more Ina? Be sure to read Julia Moskin’s profile: https://nyti.ms/35ybZhf
And get her recipes:
Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs: https://nyti.ms/38MRuQ3
Charred Carrots With Orange and Balsamic: https://nyti.ms/35A0shj
Turkey Breast Roulade With Garlic and Rosemary: https://nyti.ms/3f6gQcE
Puréed Potatoes With Lemon: https://nyti.ms/2UxbyNV
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