Tuesday, October 21
After visiting East Hampton back in September and seeing the kind of production that goes on just while filming Barefoot Contessa, I definitely understand why Ina would want a little peace and quiet.
Just look at everything in her garage!
In addition to the three ovens, two refrigerators, and multiple gas burners that Ina has in her barn's kitchen, the garage is where culinary assistants work to prep multiple version of the same dish all day long.
They have another 4-5 refrigerators, 3-4 more ovens, and every pot and pan imaginable in there!
You can tell Ina is thrilled to have the barn completed. House Beautiful got a special tour of the place.
As you can see, the barn is just across the yard from Ina's home. When having parties, guests sit on the stone wall and roast marshmallows in the big iron fire bowl.
I'm not sure how high the ceiling is, but it's impressively high. That's why the newer shows actually have a bit more of an echo to them. I love the exposed beams, too.
We didn't go into the barn's bedroom while I was there (it serves as Ina's hair & makeup / sanctuary while taping), but from the look of it it seems like a great place to spend the night. Just look at the tub that looks out into the garden!
Not to be outdone, Food Network's Bruice Seidel took a tour of the barn, which you can catch on the latest episode of The FN Dish [link updated, should work now]. Ina is so sweet in it. Check it out!
[Images via House Beautiful; Thanks to Harry for sending.]