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Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Be My Guest with Ina Garten

  • Premiered: 
    March 26, 2022
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Lifestyle
  • Tags: food, cooking, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

BE MY GUEST WITH INA GARTEN is a multi-platform series that features the Barefoot Contessa inviting friends old and new to her East Hampton home for a day of conversation, connection, food and fun visits to some of her favorite local spots. series is structured with three distinct versions: an hour-long extended cut on discovery+ (released early morning), food-centric half-hour on Food Network at 12pm ET/PT, and a companion podcast. In the series premiere, mutual fans Ina and actress Julianna Margulies meet for the first time and share Ina's Real Margaritas before talking love, life, and career. After picking herbs in the garden, Juliana cooks her signature Halibut with Herb Butter, adding Ina's suggested magic ingredient to take the dish to the next level. The new friends end their day with a drive to the beach, convertible top down, to share memories and make new ones. Upcoming this season, Chef Erin French from Lost Kitchen Restaurant and The Lost Kitchen on Magnolia Network has a dream come true when she meets her idol: Ina. After baking Banana Crunch Muffins, Ina welcomes her guest, and they discuss Erin's inspiring life and how she made her restaurant a dining destination against all odds. Erin shares her Dad's Meatloaf recipe before hitting the road to explore East Hampton and end the day with a sweet treat from one of Ina's favorite bakeries. Ina also invites journalist Willie Geist over in a role reversal - she has been interviewed by Willie many times, but this time she's the one asking the questions! She greets him with Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and they discuss everything from his childhood as the son of a journalist and early career to meeting his wife at age eleven. The two then shake up Bourbon Sidecars with Dried Cherries to enjoy with their better halves -- Ina's husband Jeffrey and Willie's wife Christina. Finally, Ina welcomes her dear friends, Hollywood director/producer duo Rob Marshall and John DeLuca for Watermelon Cosmopolitans, behind-the-scenes stories about their blockbuster movies, non-stop laughs and even some dancing. John makes Salmon Burgers and Mom's Simplest Cole Slaw and the trio then head out to meet Jeffrey at 1770 House Inn for cheesecake. Prior to its debut, BE MY GUEST WITH INA GARTEN was picked up for two additional seasons.

The sophomore season of BE MY GUEST WITH INA GARTEN premiered on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Noon ET/PT on Food Network. For the season opener, Ina welcomes award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Faith Hill to spend an amazing day at the barn. Ina's toasting her fabulous guest with Frozen Paloma cocktails and some Guacamole before digging deep and talking about love and life, and sharing some family secrets. Then, Faith's lovely daughter Gracie joins them in the kitchen to bake their family's favorite Coca-Cola Cake. Finally, Ina and Faith hit the road for the charming Topping Rose House and Prosecco and St-Germain cocktails to celebrate a brilliant new friendship. In the following episode, Ina serves Nathan Lane a taste of nostalgia with her Rum Raisin Rice Pudding recipe, and they discuss his childhood, personal life and show business career from the early years to his prolific roles on stage and screen. She also gives cooking-novice Nathan a lesson in making Mussels with Saffron Cream. Then, in the next episode, Ina invites her dear friend Emily Blunt to the barn for some classic English Cream Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream to chat and reminisce about their last visit when Emily's roast potatoes became an internet sensation. The duo team up for a perfect Alfresco dinner of Emily's family favorite Turkey Bolognaise and Ina's Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons. Finally, Ina meets superstar Chef Marcus Samuelsson with a French 75 cocktail, and she learns about his fascinating journey from Ethiopia to Sweden to the U.S. He teaches Ina the secrets behind his Cured Salmon Salad on Charred Flatbread, and they finish out the day with a visit to one of her favorite local farm stands.

Season 3 of BE MY GUEST WITH INA GARTEN premiered on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 11:30am ET/PT on Food Network. In the new season, Ina Garten where she welcomes friends old and new to her East Hampton home for in-depth conversations, great food and trips to her favorite local spots. Kicking off with a visit from renown ballerina Misty Copeland, upcoming guests also include actor, director and author Stanley Tucci, award-winning stage and screen actress Laura Linney and Grammy-winning singer songwriter Norah Jones.
BE MY GUEST WITH INA GARTEN returned for its six-episode fourth season on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Non ET/PT on Food Network. Season 4 kicks off with a visit from award-winning actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and brilliant home cook Jennifer Garner, followed by fascinating get-togethers with world-renowned astronaut Nicole Mann; pioneering restaurateur and author Danny Meyer; prolific writer, journalist and professor Frank Bruni; British actress-screenwriter-director Emily Mortimer and acclaimed New Yorker editor David Remnick.

In the season premiere, it's a perfect day for Ina when her friend Jennifer Garner joins her at the barn for cooking and conversation. Since Jennifer mentions she has trouble nailing her grandmother's cornbread recipe, Ina troubleshoots with her incredible Brown Butter Skillet Cornbread. After discussing family, love and childhood memories, they head into the kitchen for a pizza collaboration to create the ultimate Garner and Garten Pizza and Jen's Pizza Crackers. In the next episode, Ina greets astronaut Nicole Mann with the smell of freshly baked Apple Crostata, which she craved while commanding the International Space Station, and they discuss her groundbreaking career and family life. Ina then welcomes culinary entrepreneur Danny Meyer to dish about the highs and lows of the restaurant world over Croissants and Smoked Salmon served with delicious Vanilla Coffee Shakerato; shares amazing stories with journalist Frank Bruni as they enjoy her foolproof Gruyere and Herb Omelet with fresh herbs from her garden; treats actress Emily Mortimer to her favorite ravioli in Ravioli en Brodo while talking life, love and the secret to Emily's Yorkshire Pudding; and has dinner in the garden with brilliant editor David Remnick joined by their other halves -- Ina's husband Jeffrey and David's wife Esther.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Pacific Productions


  • - East Hampton, New York USA