Sometimes, there’s really not much you can do but eat crow. That’s what The Barefoot Contessa did to salvage her reputation after twice denying a sick boy’s Make-a-Wish desire to meet the cookbook author.
Last week the Contessa, a.k.a. Ina Garten, was called out by TMZ.com for the snub. An avalanche of criticism poured forth, particularly after a spokesperson for her said she receives hundreds of requests each month to support charities and couldn’t possibly help all of them.
The negative PR has been relentless, however, the Professor says it’s time to throw her a bone. She has reversed course and invited six-year-old Enzo Pereda to visit her show.