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Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust Hardcover – Oct 30 2012
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A master caterer, TV celebrity, and prolific cookbook author, Garten will delight her legion of fans with this appetizing and welcoming cookbook. Garten focuses on foolproof cooking: recipes that work, are satisfying to eat, and can be made ahead of time… Once again Garten’s culinary wizardry will inspire, delight, and empower readers to entertain in true Barefoot Contessa style.
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author
INA GARTEN is the host of the Emmy Award-winning Barefoot Contessa television show on Food Network. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey. This is her eighth cookbook. Visit Ina at www.BarefootContessa.com.
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The candied bacon with pecans is a natural winner as an appetizer. So are the cheese batons (using puff pasty dough-this is the one I let burn the first time, my bad for losing track of time), corn chips (corn tortillas roasted with special seasoning), and almonds (with olive oil, salt, and time). There's also a cocktail recipe or two, but I'm not into cocktails (beer, wine, and scotch for me), so I can't judge those. The starters are a range of soups and salads that are simple enough to make yet complex enough to impress guests. The main courses run along the same lines. What stands out here are the amazing sauces. The basil mayo to go with the beef tenderloin (that she recommends be slow-cooked instead of the usual high-heat sear) is awesome. Ina is right in that a great sauce can make a dish, and she provides lots of sauces (her hollandaise is both simple and delicious). She also offers some interesting side dishes.Read more ›
As always she has a great combination of foods for everyday meals and those that are company worthy. They are beautifully photographed and the instructions are easy to follow. I love the section of menus, because I for one usually have some difficulty in choose which foods compliment which.
Highly recommend this book.
I love her books mainly because I have most of the ingredients already in my pantry. If not the ingredients needed I can use for
other recipes. Unlike other cook books you have to hunt for an ingredient and never use it again.
I always highly recommend Ina's books to all my friends that enjoy to cook as I do.
I have never made a recipe from her books that have not been spectacular.
I am a huge fan of Ina Garten. I have all her books and always look forward to her next book. I have never failed any of her recipes and enjoyed them all.
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I really appreciate the menu ideas and the suggestions for table settings. The recipes work. Thank you Ina for the fantastic recipes!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have made only a couple of recipes so far, but I love reading cookbooks over and over again.Published 14 months ago by Kim Waters
very good cooking book and easy recipes to made, i love it and very good food to eat and morePublished on June 22 2014 by Gaetan Desrochers
Great book, beautifully done. Recipes are easy to follow and very good. Lots of recommendations and explanations. I would recommend this book.Published on March 28 2014 by Sherrybones