CORRECTS YEAR OF PUBLICATION TO 2023 FROM 2022-FILE - In this April 19, 2010 file photo, author and Food Network host Ina Garten attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The next book by million-selling chef Garten will be a little more personal. Celadon Books announced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, that Garten is working on a memoir, currently untitled and tentatively scheduled for 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

"Barefoot Contessa" star Ina Garten is writing memoir

October 02, 2019 - 8:06 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The next book by million-selling chef Ina Garten will be a little more personal.

Celadon Books announced Wednesday that Garten is working on a memoir, not yet titled. It's tentatively scheduled for 2022.

Garten, longtime host of the Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa," has written such bestsellers as "Barefoot Contessa Parties!" and "Barefoot in Paris." A self-taught cook inspired in part by Julia Child, Garten said in a statement that she hoped her book would "inspire readers to find their own unique story."

Garten, 71, was a budget analyst for the federal government before leaving in the late 1970s and purchasing a specialty food store called The Barefoot Contessa. Her first book, "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook," came out in 1999. All of her cookbooks have been released by Clarkson Potter.

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