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Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again Hardcover – Oct 24 2006
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Garten's fifth cookbook (after Barefoot in Paris) follows her surefire formula: uncomplicated but elegant recipes for the home cook whose priority is spending time with friends and family, not in the kitchen. From breakfast to dessert, the Food Network star organizes this volume by meal, with an easy-to-navigate recipe list at the top of each section. Many entries provide a creative alternative to the basics: the Summer Borscht—which calls for fresh beets, cucumber and chicken stock—will make a cool, flavorful substitute for the predictable bowl of gazpacho, and the mayonnaise-based Jon Snow's Fish Salad—freshly roasted white fish filets (e.g., halibut) distinguished by the addition of diced fennel—will supersede tuna salad. But some of Garten's "feel-good" foods barely warrant inclusion—her recipe for Sunday Morning Oatmeal barely elevates the instructions on the Quaker canister. If not always inventive, these recipes (e.g., Cornish Hens with Cornbread Stuffing) should be reliable for seasoned but time-pressed or ambitious but inexperienced cooks. Striking a warm, personal tone, Garten also includes advice on designing a kitchen, making a grocery list, planning a menu and where to shop and dine in the Hamptons. (Nov.)
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"Beloved all over the planet (not only for her food), Ina Garten has become the inspiration in the kitchen for so many of us." Gwyneth Paltrow --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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And so it is with her delicious recipes. Laid out in different sections such as dinner, soups, etc., each section is prefaced by several pages of interesting info on a selected food or food preparation topic.
A very down-to-earth cookbook, it is laid out well, has great pictures, and you'll even notice that the pages have a thick, smooth feel to them. Also suggest The Sixty-Second Motivator if you have trouble sticking to a healthy diet.
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Several good recipes but not as practical as I had hoped for week night dinners.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book! recipes are easy to follow and the outcome is fantastic everytime!Published 15 months ago by Rosel Camide
I love Ina books and I love this product it arrived quickly and in good conditions would deffenetly recomend this products to othersPublished on Jan. 10 2014 by Hanna
Great cook book. I have a few of her books and this is one of my favorites ! The roasted shrimp orzo dish is a hit !!Published on June 1 2012 by Coco
This book came with great expectations attached. Hey! the Author is widely hyped.
The book proved genuinely disappointing. Read more
I gave this to my sister as a gift - her first Barefoot book, and she is now a total fanatic and has slowly collected her entire works. Read morePublished on May 31 2008 by Clothes Hog