Ina Garten’s largest followers may already know that her sequence, “Barefoot Contessa,” was derived from the identify of a specialty meals retailer she bought in 1978, however she revealed on Thursday the particular which means that the phrase holds for her.
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“So many individuals ask, ‘What does Barefoot Contessa imply?'” wrote Garten in weblog submit forward of this Sunday’s Academy Awards. Nicely, in line with Garten, not solely was “Barefoot Contessa” (which primarily means “barefoot Italian countess”) the unique identify of her retailer, however it additionally evokes emotions of “being each elegant and earthy.”
Garten additionally confirmed that the shop itself was named after the Oscar-winning 1954 Joseph Mankiewicz movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ava Gardner, though, as Folks notes, she has beforehand said that “Barefoot Contessa” was additionally the childhood nickname of the Italian lady who owned the shop earlier than her.
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Ever the entertainer, Garten used the remainder of her submit to share an “elegant and earthy” Oscar-night appetizer within the type of “easy devilled eggs” which she dressed up with minced smoked salmon and caviar.
“Regardless of who takes house an Oscar, this one’s positive to be a winner!” mentioned Garten.