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Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great Cookbook

Although the book is probably more for intermediate than inexperienced cooks, Ina Garten's recipes are no-fail. Her presentation is outstanding and the food is good home cooking with wonderful flair. You'll impress all your guests with these recipes and they always turn...
Although the book is probably more for intermediate than inexperienced cooks, Ina Garten's recipes are no-fail. Her presentation is outstanding and the food is good home cooking with wonderful flair. You'll impress all your guests with these recipes and they always turn out the way Garten says they will. My favorite is the Indonesian Ginger Chicken (which can also be used with other meats and even tofu and seitan for vegetarians or vegans who eat honey). I received this book as a birthday gift and used it so often, I went out and bought Barefoot Contessa At Home and Back to Basics. There has been some criticism that Garten uses too much butter and oil in her recipes, but I find that this is really the case in her desserts (which rely on traditional recipes - none of that hydrogenated margarine crap) not her appetizers, entrees, or breakfasts. What I really appreciate about her cooking style is that it uses good, simple, fresh ingredients to produce great food. No muss, no fuss, but there will be some labor. Don't expect 30-Minute Meals here, although some will be quick like the salads.

posted by ImaFan on May 22, 2010

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

EXTRA Large EGGS?? Spillovers!!! Pecan Bars!

Has anybody actually tried to make the pecan bars? As a very experienced cook and baker in the home kitchen, this one has to be written, again. I challenge anybody to put the ingredients together exactly as the recipe reads with no complications. There is a major pro...
Has anybody actually tried to make the pecan bars? As a very experienced cook and baker in the home kitchen, this one has to be written, again. I challenge anybody to put the ingredients together exactly as the recipe reads with no complications. There is a major problem -- and I DID check to see if my pan was the larger size for jelly roll style recipes. Tasted great but was not an easy task.

posted by Anonymous on November 9, 2002

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  • Posted October 16, 2008

    Fun and flavorful cooking

    This is a fantastic book for creating fun dishes for your family or a dinner party you may be having. Alot of easy to follow recipes for beginners or experienced. The crabcake recipe is excellent.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    the barefoot contessa cookbook by Ina Garten

    The chef has gathered together some really great recipes and what I have tried so far was to my perfection. I highly recommend this book to all those who like a taste of fine dining foods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Ina Garten's Cookbooks never disappoint. They include something for everyone.

    Recipe's from Ina Garten's cookbooks, quickly become family favorites. Thanks for sharing!! "If I discover at least one recipe (that becomes a favorite) from a newly purchased cookbook, I am pleased.

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