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Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?: Fabulous Recipes and Easy Tips

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Poor publishing effort

As an avid Ina fan and owner of all of her cookbooks, I am disappointed with the blurry cover(!) and other photos that seem less than stellar. How does this get by editors? As Ina is all about quality... I am shocked this got by her.

posted by 510515 on November 3, 2010

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23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

What Happened?

Let me start off by saying I am a huge Ina Garten fan both in print and in broadcast via "The Barefoot Contessa". So it pains me to be critical. I was so excited for this book only to be left feeling it was a lackluster effort on so many levels. Some of the recipes are ...
Let me start off by saying I am a huge Ina Garten fan both in print and in broadcast via "The Barefoot Contessa". So it pains me to be critical. I was so excited for this book only to be left feeling it was a lackluster effort on so many levels. Some of the recipes are really just re-packaged versions of others in her earlier books. The photography does not incite the usual "I have to make this right now" reaction that all of the photos in Ina's previous books have. It felt like a huge departure from her usual high standards. As my friend's mom said, the book feels as if she was in a hurry to get it done. That may be the case. Whatever may have happened, I want the old "Barefoot Contessa" back!

posted by 1201811 on November 10, 2010

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    There Goes My Diet!

    I love the Barefoot Contessa. It doesn't help that the Food Network helped make me one of her biggest fan, but Ina has helped me make the most humble dishes elegant again. Again, there goes my diet. I'd also recommend another good book for when you do blow your diet. It's called "When God Stopped Keeping Score," an intimate look at the power of forgiveness. It is a must read for every woman.

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Don't miss this,

    Great cookbook! Easy to follow and the recipes are delicious. Highly recommend to every cook or non cook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    No-fail crowd pleasers!

    Easy is the key word here - some of these are already go-to recipes in my collection. Thanks Ina!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Great

    this is great that I can use it on my mook. The recipes are easy to follow and have tried a few. I enjoy using Ina's recipes and watching her show.
    Hope more of her books will be ebooks.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    Another great book from The Barefoot Contessa!!!!

    The title of the book says it all: "How Easy is That?". Cooking and entertaining should be fun and relaxing, not stressful. I love the tips that Ina gives for preparing and presenting food. She is not a trained chef but she puts together some really great recipes. Use good quality products and ingredients, follow Ina's instructions and you will be thrilled with the results!

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

    What's not to love?

    Every recipe is fantastic! I love being able to rely on any Ina recipe for a successful dish. A collection of easy dishes- yum!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2010

    Another great cookbook by Ina

    I love this book. Already made a few dishes and as usual they are both easy and delicious. As for the previous post about the quality I can only say my copy is fine so perhaps it can be returned for another copy

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