Ina Garten provides a tour of her kitchen, shares design and style suggestions for ideal cooking

It is the ideal time of 12 months to cozy up with some convenience food

It is the ideal time of 12 months to cozy up with some convenience food stuff, and Ina Garten has some suggestions to make your tumble and winter season cooking as easy as probable.

The Barefoot Contessa, as she’s recognized in her preferred Meals Community demonstrate, stopped by Present-day fourth hour on Tuesday to present co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager about her East Hampton kitchen area and give some layout information.

“When I am planning a kitchen … I consider of placing the stove, the sink and fridge in a triangle so you can move close to really very well,” she spelled out, adding that in her individual kitchen, these three appliances are “seriously near alongside one another, but they also have a great deal of workspace in between.”

“I usually like the sink to have a really pleasant watch,” Garten, 72, continued. Her kitchen area sink factors to her beloved backyard where she grows new develop and hosts outside supper functions.

The “Contemporary Comfort Food stuff” creator also showed how she leaves her day-to-day goods out on the counter but arranged “in a neat way.”

“I’ve bought all the utensils … I have silver spoons for tasting and stirring, and what ever elements can just sit out, and knives,” she reported.

But her style and design genius does not quit there: The previous White Home price range analyst also presented some know-how on putting together a beautiful cheese board — with the elements she had on hand.

Ina Garten’s Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese by Ina Garten

“You can go into your pantry and see what you have,” Garten claimed. “I always like some thing ideal in the middle as a block, and then I place things close to, vibrant things like apricots. I have got two distinct cheeses, 1 creamy, 1 blue.”

“I consider extremely normally men and women set apricots everywhere and then they place figs in all places, but you want to do blocks of shade and then it’ll seem definitely attractive,” she added.

Even with all her abilities, the self-taught chef continue to orders takeout from time to time, she unveiled to Hoda and Jenna.

“At some level I just couldn’t do it any longer,” she reported. “I assumed, ‘I can’t cook breakfast, lunch and meal and even now get my work carried out.’ So I explained … we have to do takeout, and it just modified my daily life.”

When the discussion turned to hosting socially distanced evening meal functions, Garten mentioned she often will serve pizza outside. “It’s just wonderful, and you see your good friends and you have a good time and … it is really so fulfilling. I nevertheless want to hug them, however.”

Questioned by a viewer who her desire meal get together friends would be, she extended an invitation to Hoda and Jenna, which they happily recognized, her spouse, Jeffrey, and Taylor Swift, “if she would arrive for dinner,” Garten quipped.

She earlier instructed Currently Meals that she often listens to music when she cooks. Her go-to artist? “I’m gonna shock you, Taylor Swift, cranked up on the tunes,” she reported.