It is no secret that I love to eat and a fan of delicious food. I have written about my love for the Barefoot Contessa in the past so of course I was thrilled to find out she would be in Dallas today to sign copies of her new book.
I started to get worried when I heard people began lining up at 8am for a 12pm signing, but I guess I should not have been surprised so many adore Ina- she is creme de la creme! I arrived at 11:30am and thankfully Jennifer and Emily were able to get their earlier. The line was already 1000+ people long, but we were in the first 300 or so. Oh, and they had alreays sold out of all the Barefoot's books by the time I arrived too. Thankfully, I had bought mine ahead of time so no need to fret!
We lucked out with a BEAUTIFUL day in Dallas, and minus the wind (hence my extremely messy hair!) it was a perfect day to get to stand outside. The wait actually went by rather quickly and the line moved very fast- leave it to Williams Sonoma to be efficient. As we waited we enjoyed samples from Ina Garten's new book: How Easy Is That, which was, of course, the purpose for the signing.
I was so excited to briefly meet Ina when we made it inside at 1pm! She was so delightful and pleasant to talk to. I had gone through and marked all the recipes I want to make from her new book which she made note of...little does she know what I am like in the kitchen though! I was so impressed that Ina made a point to look up at every single person that came through when we were inside and genuinely say that it was lovely to see them and thanked everyone for coming. I also loved that Williams Sonoma had a team on hand to whom you could hand your camera or phone to and they would then snap numerous photos of you chatting with Ina Garten. Brilliant idea! I am so thrilled I was able to get my Barefoot Contessa cookbooks signed and meet Ina. We all had such a wonderful time and the wait was most definitely worth while. Up next (when I have some free time!) I will cook through some of the fabulous recipes in the new book and will of course be posting reviews!