We went to Ina Garten's book signing at Williams Sonoma yesterday for How Easy is That?, her latest cookbook. We cheerfully waited in line for two hours to see Ina and let me tell you, I've never waited two hours in line for anything. Ina Garten was just as I imagined. She was genuine and gracious, even after signing about 900 books with another 400 to go.
I was a little star struck so all I could say was thank you as she signed my book, smiled warmly, thanked me for waiting and said she hoped I'd enjoy the book. I couldn't muster the courage to say that her mushroom lasagna is one of my favorites and that her show is the best. If you gave the nice people at Williams Sonoma your camera, they would snap a photo while you stood at the table and Ina signed your book. Unfortunately, the photo on my Blackberry didn't do Ina or me justice, so I've posted her book cover instead.
If you're an Ina fan, visit her website for details about the book tour. It was a fun (and easy!) experience.
How Easy is That? published by Clarkson Potter. Photo by Quentin Bacon.