In her interview with House Beautiful, Ina says that this time, she challenged herself to make even easier recipes with deep, fabulous flavor. I’m happy to see that she also shares entertaining tips in the new book, which, according to Amazon, comes out October 26. The Barefoot Contessa is one of the first people (besides my Grandma!) that inspired me to cook. I love her easy-going and approachable nature and how cute she and Jeffrey (her husband) are. When I first got married, I bought every one of Ina’s cookbooks and spent hours reading them cover to cover.