Here's When You Can Tune Into Ina Garten's New Food Network Show

Ina Garten can do no wrong. The talented chef and cookbook author has been cranking out delicious dishes and fail-proof recipes since her early days as a boutique food store owner up to her present role as the beloved Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. During the height of the pandemic, she showed the public that celebrities drank just like us when she shared her recipe for a gigantic cosmopolitan, further appealing to the masses. Now, Garten is hosting a new cooking show that delves into more than just great food.

Watching the Barefoot Contessa prepare food makes most people wish for an invite to Garten's dinner table. The bestselling cookbook author has a long history of cooking, perfecting recipes, and knowing what people want to eat. Garten's new Food Network show, "Be My Guest," brings viewers to her table along with old and new guests for "a day of conversation, connection, food, and fun visits to some of her favorite local spots."

"Be My Guest" breaks with the traditional cooking show format by separating the series into three sections. There is a food-focused half-hour show on the Food Network, an extended hour-long portion on Discovery Plus, and an additional podcast set to premiere on March 26, 2022.

Garten's new show is about more than cooking food

"Be My Guest" is Ina Garten's new Food Network show that explores not only delectable dishes but the people and places behind them that make them unique. The Barefoot Contessa will host an array of guests, old and new, in her kitchen and around her favorite spots in East Hampton. Don't worry, Jeffrey will be there, too.

Food & Wine notes that the first season will feature favorite foods and conversations with actor Julianna Margulies, James Beard Award-nominated Chef Erin French, and broadcaster Willie Geist, among others. Garten and her guests will delve into the personal memories, childhood stories, and special places they associate with some of their favorite recipes. Mouthwatering foods like halibut with herb butter, banana crunch muffins, and salted chocolate chunk cookies will keep fans coming back for seconds, and, of course, there will be cocktails. The extended format of the show promises to make viewers feel included by not only showing them how to prepare a dish but talking about the deeper connections between food and the people who love it.

The first season of "Be My Guest" will only have four episodes, but the show has already been picked up for two additional seasons, set to start filming later in the year. The cooking show airs on the Food Network at 12 p.m. EST/11 a.m. CST on March 26, and the podcast and extended cooking show on Discovery Plus are available on the same day.