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Ina Garten knows how to make an exquisite strawberry-rhubarb crisp. She knows how to whip up the perfect last-minute dinner for guests. She's got cookbooks upon cookbooks and hours of TV footage to prove her culinary chops. But the celebrity chef and Hamptons resident also knows a thing or two about making the most of a visit to Long Island's glimmering South Fork, too.
"A lot of people ask about my favorite places to visit in the Hamptons. 'The Hamptons' is actually a string of historic villages including East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Southampton on the south coast of Long Island, and each town has its own special character," she captioned a recent instagram postalongside a photo of a clam shack. "There are so many wonderful places in the Hamptons that I can’t possibly name them all, but I made a list of some of my favorites in case you’re visiting!"
Accompanying this social media share, Garten posted an article to her blog, Barefoot Contessa giving her readers the lay of the land for farm stands, specialty food stores, restaurants, florists, and home stores.
Along with celebrated mainstays like cookie connoisseur Tate's Bake Shop in Southampton and Italian eatery Nick and Toni's in East Hampton, she also revealed some of her favorite lesser-known gems. Here's to hoping we bump into Garten herself at Duryea's in Montauk. Or perhaps we'll see her shopping for produce at Pike Farms in Sagaponack. Is this farmstand your secret to making your strawberry-rhubarb crisp shine, Ina?