Many a foodie has looked on in envy as Food Network star Ina Garten shows off her gorgeous Hamptons home and garden, fabulous friends and rich, delicious recipes. Garten, also known as "The Barefoot Contessa" to her many fans, is beloved for her simple, straightforward approach to cooking and effortless take on entertaining. She will appear live at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts to give tips, stories and demonstrations of the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion. Once a nuclear budget analyst in President Jimmy Carter's White House, Garten left politics to become the founder and owner of the Barefoot Contessa store in the Hamptons. From there, her popularity, charm and talent landed her the Emmy-winning cooking show Barefoot Contessa, one of the highest-rated programs on Food Network.