The Barefoot Contessa is teaming up with Williams-Sonoma in an exclusive collaboration that will include a virtual book tour and an in-store event.
Food Network host and author Ina Garten, also known as the Barefoot Contessa, is sharing tips through williams-sonoma.com with a focus on cooking and hosting a Thanksgiving dinner party, the company noted. Visitors to the website can access Garten’s tips on a make-ahead turkey, go-to sides and simple and beautiful Thanksgiving table settings as well as Ina’s strategies for entertaining.
To celebrate Garten’s recently released tome, “Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook,” the virtual book tour will offer the author in conversation with different celebrities. The tour, as Williams Sonoma bills it, includes:
- Ina Garten In Conversation with actor and talk show host Drew Barrymore, Tuesday, November 1 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time 6:30 Eastern Time
- Ina Garten In Conversation with actor Jennifer Garner, Thursday, November 3 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time 8 p.m. Eastern Time
- Ina Garten In Conversation with food writer Eric Kim, Monday, November 7 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time 8 p.m. Eastern Time
- Ina Garten In Conversation with chef and author Andy Baraghani, Tuesday, November 29 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Tickets for the Ina Garten & Friends virtual book tour are available at williams-sonoma.com/inagartenevents.
In addition, on Wednesday, November 2, Williams Sonoma will be hosting a Thanksgiving cooking class in all Williams Sonoma stores as part of the company’s Cook Book Club Event Series. Shoppers dropping by for the event can learn to make select recipes including her make-ahead roast turkey with gravy, balsamic-roasted brussels sprouts and bourbon chocolate pecan pie. Tickets for the cookbook club store event are available at williams-sonoma.com/inagarten.
“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with Ina this year and share her insights for holiday hosting with our customers and her loyal fans,” said Williams Sonoma banner president, Felix Carbullido, in announcing the collaboration. “We’re especially grateful that Ina’s cookbook tour is joining our Virtual Event Series as it allows everyone to participate.”