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Ina Garten Talks About Latest Barefoot Contessa Book Tonight in Denver

Three decades ago, Ina Garten was about as far from being a celebrity chef as possible. In 1978 she was working for the White House in the Office of Management and Budget when, looking for a creative outlet, she decided to purchase a specialty-food store with her husband, despite having "no experience in the food business," she remembers. Fast forward to today: Garten has penned nine cookbooks and her Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa, has been a huge success, winning several Emmy awards. And tonight she'll be on stage in Denver.

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Garten will be at the Paramount Theatre to talk about the pleasures of cooking and entertaining as well as her latest recipe book, Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Book.

Amanda Faison, food editor at 5280, will also lead a Q&A with Garten, giving the audience a chance to ask the culinary star their own questions. Tickets start at $49, get yours here.

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Ben Landreth