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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: How to Get Great Flavors from Simple Ingredients

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19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Barefoot Contessa

I waited eagerly for this new book by Ina Garten. I can say that I really love this book. Back to Basics takes ordinary ingredidents and transforms them into something special. This new book is broken down into sections. You have sections on drinks,breakfast, lunch and ...
I waited eagerly for this new book by Ina Garten. I can say that I really love this book. Back to Basics takes ordinary ingredidents and transforms them into something special. This new book is broken down into sections. You have sections on drinks,breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also vegetables, desserts and soup. You can learn new ideas if you cook already. If you are new to cooking thats fine too. Some recpipes do require some time but its not over the top. With practice you can master these dishes. She offers different ideas on classic dishes such has potato leek soup, pot roast and oven roasted vegetables. The book is full of lovely photographs and cooking tips from Ms. Garten.

posted by Sexy-Nerd on November 8, 2008

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not up to the usual from Ina Garten

I am a fan of Ina Garten, and own 5 of her previous books. This one, however, disappointed me. It seems to have beeen rushed into print. A number of the recipes are repeats from earlier books; the book does not contain all the resipes from her new TV show on the Food Ne...
I am a fan of Ina Garten, and own 5 of her previous books. This one, however, disappointed me. It seems to have beeen rushed into print. A number of the recipes are repeats from earlier books; the book does not contain all the resipes from her new TV show on the Food Network, "Back to Basics"; and some of the hints are trite - included just to complete the number of items on each list (10). I'd skip this one.

posted by 587775 on December 12, 2008

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