Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

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Throughout the years that she has lived and worked in East Hampton, Ina Garten has catered and attended countless parties and dinners. She will be the first to tell you, though, that nothing beats a cozy dinner, surrounded by the people you love most, in the comfort that only your own home can provide. In Barefoot Contessa at Home, Ina shares her life in East Hampton, the recipes she loves, and her secrets to making guests feel welcome and comfortable.

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Overview

Throughout the years that she has lived and worked in East Hampton, Ina Garten has catered and attended countless parties and dinners. She will be the first to tell you, though, that nothing beats a cozy dinner, surrounded by the people you love most, in the comfort that only your own home can provide. In Barefoot Contessa at Home, Ina shares her life in East Hampton, the recipes she loves, and her secrets to making guests feel welcome and comfortable.

For Ina, it’s friends and family–gathered around the dinner table or cooking with her in the kitchen–that really make her house feel like home. Here Ina offers the tried-and-true recipes that she makes over and over again because they’re easy, they work, and they’re universally loved. For a leisurely Sunday breakfast, she has Easy Cheese Danishes or Breakfast Fruit Crunch to serve with the perfect Spicy Bloody Mary. For lunch, she has classics with a twist, such as Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Paninis and Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, which are simply delicious. Then there are Ina’s homey dinners–from her own version of loin of pork stuffed with sautéed fennel to the exotic flavors of Eli’s Asian Salmon. And since Ina knows no one ever forgets what you serve for dessert, she includes recipes for outrageously luscious sweets like Peach and Blueberry Crumble, Pumpkin Mousse Parfait, and Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing.

Ina also lets readers in on her time-tested secrets for cooking and entertaining. Get the inside scoop on everything from what Ina considers when she’s designing a kitchen to menu-planning basics and how to make a dinner party fun (here’s a hint: it doesn’t involve making complicated food!).

Along with beautiful photographs of Ina’s dishes, her home, and the East Hampton she loves, this book is filled with signature recipes that strike the perfect balance between elegance and casual comfort. With her most indispensable collection yet, Ina Garten proves beyond a shadow of doubt that there truly is no place like home.

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This is "Barefoot Contessa" Ina Garten's most intimate book yet, but even diehard fans are more likely to salivate over her delectable recipes than the pretty pictures of her East Hampton digs. The tempting offerings herein include breakfast; soups and sandwiches; salads; dinner specialties; vegetables; and desserts. If you still need to be convinced, sample the Smoked Salmon & Egg Salad Tartines, the Loin of Pork with Onions and Fennel, or the Summer Fruit Crostata.
Publishers Weekly
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.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Garten's most recent book, Barefoot in Paris, was just as popular as her earlier best-selling Barefoot Contessa books. Now she's back here at her country home, with recipes for casual, contemporary comfort food, from Fennel-Stuffed Loin of Pork to Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing. Each chapter of this lavishly illustrated book opens with a mini-essay on a different aspect of entertaining or welcoming guests, from "Designing a Kitchen" to "The Important Dinner," and most of the recipes include helpful tips on ingredients, substitutions, advance preparation, and the like. Sure to be in demand, this is recommended for most collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400054343
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/24/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 69,515
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Ina Garten

Ina Garten is the author of four previous cookbooks, which have sold more than three million copies: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, and Barefoot in Paris. Ina is also the star of the Food Network Show Barefoot Contessa, and her new line of cake mixes, marinades, and condiments can now be found at specialty food stores across America. She lives in East Hampton, New York, and New York City with her husband, Jeffrey. Visit Ina at www.barefootcontessa.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    You can always count on Contessa!

    Well, she's cooked up another classic cookbook again. This time the theme of the book is food you serve at home- not in your house. The book starts out by defining what a home is to her- and to tell you the truth, it sounds a bit like mine: it's not perfect by any means, and is, in fact, a bit cluttered. Cluttered not so much in a messy way, but rather with personal items which ultimately are responsible for making the house into a home. <BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>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.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

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    Love the Cookbook!

    The recipes are so fresh and delicious. Really like how the author will re-create recipes that she has tried elsewhere and manages to keep the number of ingredients manageable. None of the recipes are very complicated to make but the end results are amazing. This would be an excellent gift for a bridal shower or housewarming gift. I intend to add all of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks to my collections for both of my homes. Love the photos of each recipe and my dish looks just like it when I am done! How many times have you tried to make a new recipe and it never turns out how it looks in the picture? Would highly recommend this series of cookbooks.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    I love this cookbook!

    The barefoot Contessa makes some amazing meals in this book and they are easy to follow. everything I have selected to make has been delicious and a repeat make. I am still trying to learn to be a "great cook" and this book gives me the confidence to try new things with he simple directions and guidance.

    If you love the Barefoot Contessa you will love this cook book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

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    wonderful book

    Great range of recipes with easy to follow instructions that even a novice can follow. Ina's cookbooks are the best!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    Lazy weekend cooking

    This is the perfect book for lazy weekend cooking. If you've ever had one of those weekends when it would take the jaws of life to get you out of your house and into the supermarket, this is the cookbook for those weekends. The book is full of recipes you can make from a reasonably well stocked pantry. If you prefer exotic ingredients that they only sell at specialty stores (and sometimes I am in the mood for those recipes), save this cookbook for the weekend when you're broke. One of the really nice features is that the last chapter is breakfast. If you're still with me on the lazy weekend idea... you can make a few breakfast items the night before and finish them the next morning. You'll be eating breakfast in no time and hopefully your coffee will be better than diner coffee.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    Ina wins again

    Ina is as always the the best at making simple food look and taste great. The book is a warm and friendly cookbook ready to put any level of chef at ease. The recipes are artfully done using normal what you may have in the larder ingredients. I highly recommend Anna's orange marmalade. It is a two day process but so wonderfully elegant in taste. After you make the marmalade make yourself some Honey White bread to go along with it. It truly is a good white bread. Cooking with Ina is like having your best friend in the kitchen with you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2006

    Delicious

    Ina uses ingredients people have in their pantry and creates wonderful flavors with them. A plus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2006

    My favorite Barefoot Contessa book.

    This is such a great book. I was excited to see it and was not disappointed in the least. It's my favorite by far - very easy cooking.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    definitely add to your cookbook collection!

    I have all of Ina's cookbooks up to date I love her recipes and the way she puts a meal together for two, a dinner party, a large group! I gave this one as a Christmas gift!

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

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    A True Classic!

    The fact that almost every recipe received perfect scores confirms what I already knew: Ina Garten's cookbooks belong in everyone's kitchen. Granted this cookbook is heavy on the desserts section and some of the recipes might be considered a little too basic for more seasoned chefs, but for a new cook wanting to stretch their culinary muscles this book is perfect! It provides you with delicious, good solid comfort food without being pretentious. I also like how at the back of the book she includes a number of menu ideas, an addition which many people will no doubt find inspiring when putting together a dinner party.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    Tessa ROCKS!

    Easy to create recipes from Barefoot Contessa in this book. Love the sandwiches and veggie recipes. She has done it again!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

    I love Ina's books they are great!!! I have 4 now

    The recipes are easy to follow and the photos are beautiful. I have learned so much from her books and enjoy watching her each day on FoodNetwork since I retired in Dec.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    Everything is delicious

    This cookbook is rare in that it contains so many recipes that I make over and over again! I have too many cookbooks that I keep for just one or two recipes, but this one hasn't disappointed yet. Some have commented that this rehashes her other cookbooks, but this is my first Ina Garten and probably won't be my last.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2007

    Makes me want to stay home and cook all day.

    Gorgeous pics and super yummy recipes. Thanks Ina!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2006

    Easy food , friends, family and fun

    Ina Garten's newest book is wonderful. Simple to follow recipes for those who enjoy great food and company at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    Don't pay full price for this

    Outstanding photographs, as always, but it appears the Contessa is long since out of original material. Recycled recipes and way too much reliance on her friends' recipes add up to an extremely disappointing 5th outing this time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2006

    big fan

    I bought this for myself as an early Christmas present and can't wait to get into it! I have every cookbook she has and none are a disappointment-her cookbooks are all you need in the kitchen!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2006

    You can always count on Contessa!

    Well, she's cooked up another classic cookbook again. This time the theme of the book is food you serve at home- not in your house. The book starts out by defining what a home is to her- and to tell you the truth, it sounds a bit like mine: it's not perfect by any means, and is, in fact, a bit cluttered. Cluttered not so much in a messy way, but rather with personal items which ultimately are responsible for making the house into a home. 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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    Been there, done that?

    Although I have loved all of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks, I have noticed a major recycling of past material starting with the Paris cookbook. Taking yourself out of the day-to-day food game, like owning your own catering business which asks you not to just theororize, but to have hands-on experience with not a few foody friends who are grateful they don't have to cook, but a large consumer base is a mistake. It causes stagnant re-use of old recipes and adaptations of recipes crafted by other chefs or cooks. A suggestion would be to either get yourself back in the hands-on food or culinary game, or take some time off to really cook and come up with some new recipes. This was a cookbook I looked through in 10 minutes and thought, read this in prior author's cookbooks, other chefs or cook's cookbooks, or 'where is the creative comfort in this?'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2009

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