Kitchn – What Ina Garten Wants to Get (and Give) for the Holidays — 2018 Gift Guide

15 November 2018

By Kitchn

All I want for Christmas is to be Ina Garten, but something tells me that the elves won’t pull through on that one this year. In the meantime, I’ll be in my kitchen wearing a denim shirt, working my way through Cook Like a Pro, and buying an endless supply of
Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt — because the closest thing to being Ina, is dressing like her, cooking like her, and shopping like her, of course.

Since Ina is on the road spreading the word about her long-awaited 11th cookbook, we got a chance to chat with her about all the ways that she’s getting into the holiday spirit — shopping included. Here are a few things that Ina wants to get (and give) this year, so that you
can channel the Barefoot Contessa while checking off your holiday gift list.

What Ina Loves to Get

When I asked Ina what one thing she’d love to be on the receiving end of this holiday season, she said, “A bottle of really good Sauternes*! That’s always my favorite gift, but it’s only for special occasions. The best one is Chateau D’Yquem, but I mean, it’s incredibly
expensive. So if I find a half a bottle somewhere that’s not [too bad], I might serve it for an anniversary or birthday or something like that.”

3. Chateau Coutet Sauternes, from $47 per bottle
The estate where this wine is grown dates back to the 13th century and started producing Sauternes full time in 1643. At one point in its history, the winery was owned by the same family that owned Chateau d’Yquem.