The Album I Sent Ina Garten
A few years ago, I had the great pleasure of having lunch at Ina Garten’s house. How to say thank you? Lord knows, she’s gotten better flowers than I could send. She deserves, but doesn’t need, a gold-plated whisk. But what I noticed, watching her cook, and seeing her beautiful dining room, is that she could probably use a great CD: something French and modern and chic. Good for cooking, but also mellow enough to play in the background as guests arrived. I sent her this CD and she loved it. The thank you note I got from her is one of the highlights of my entire Gifty McGifty career.