Here is she is, Ina Garten, chatting with Michelle Obama.
The second reel is an interview in her iconic television kitchen.
"Did you know Ina Garten once owned a store? Or that her nickname, the Barefoot Contessa, actually came from that store? According to The Cut, before her career as a go-to recipe gal, Garten spotted an ad in a paper in Westhampton Beach about a store for sale. She'd begun losing interest in her job, and decided to take a leap and buy it. That store was called the Barefoot Contessa and she had owned it from 1978 until the mid-90's, even moving it to a larger location in East Hampton and garnering quite the crowds."
"In 1978, she thought to herself, "There's got to be more to life than this," which is when she decided on a rather drastic career change (via Food Network). First, she dabbled in the real estate business with her husband Jeffrey, the co-star of many an episode of Garten's show. The house flipping that the Gartens did was successful enough for her to be able to purchase a specialty food store in the Hamptons, Barefoot Contessa, which set her on the career path that she's still on today."