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Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.

Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.

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by Ina Garten
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780593068427
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Publication date:
01/28/2012

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Barefoot Contessa Cookbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
ImaFan More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be interesting and informative. The recipes are laid out simply. Ms. Garten explains the terms in an easy to understand vocabulary. The recipes are appealing and definitely tasty. I can't wait to start reading the other three.
Hayah32208 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've found that many recipes from celebrity chefs don't come out right when you make them at home. They leave something out, or change the measurements slightly so that us home cooks will still go to their restaurants to get the same results. Ina Garten's recipes have never failed me, (except the one time I didn't completely read the directions for her Outrageous Brownies, and didn't leave some of the chocolate chips aside to mix in once the batter cooled, but it still tasted great!) and I look forward to more cookbooks from her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best cookbook I have used! The Barefoot Contessa has established herself as a true chef! Here recipes are easy to follow and always get rave reviews wherever you serve them. Well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fabulous, easy to make recipes that are great for every night or a special occasion. I highly reccommend it to everyone who enjoys good food.
TennisLiz More than 1 year ago
This book is full of ideas and delicious recipes. You will wow your guests with any choice. Some recipes are less practical than others but all are delicious.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have many, many cookbooks, but this is the only one that I truly rely on everyday. The recipies and directions are so easy to follow and the results are amazing. The book is written very well and the pictures are beautiful. Ina Garten now has her own section in Martha Stewart Living magazine every month. I now have a subscription!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This lavishly illustrated volume containing many stunning full-color photographs of finished dishes as well as locally grown produce strives for elegant simplicity and proves that good food need not be complicated. The dishes described are not difficult to prepare and require no special expertise or equipment. The author provides clearly written recipes that call for widely available ingredients. She knows that even standard dishes can benefit from fresh thinking and encourages inventiveness in the kitchen. This book would make a lovely gift for anyone who likes to entertain simply, naturally, and with style. Another book that I highly recommend is Sonia Uvezian's masterpiece, 'Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen,' which has to be one of the greatest ethnic cookbooks ever written. It too inspires innovation and brims with magnificent recipes suitable for entertaining that have consistently brought me raves from both family and guests. Uvezian's recipes for hummus with red pepper paste and for pomegranate wine punch are just two of the hundreds in her book that will bring you fame as a cook.
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Lynn64 More than 1 year ago
Gave as a gift for Christmas. My daughter has asked for it over the last few years so 2013 was her lucky year. She is an excellent cook and apparently loves Ina Garten and this book.
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blue-eyes More than 1 year ago
i love all of Ina Garten's books. They are easy to follow for the home cook and the meals are delicious. The illustrations are beautiful. She gives great ideas for any type of meal, party. I have all of her books and can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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PMW More than 1 year ago
After seeing the movie "Julia and Julie" I was inspired to prepare a wonderful dinner for 12 of my friends. I decided to challenge myself and make beef bourguignon. I mentioned to my friend from NY that I was going to try to make the dish and she replied "What a great idea!" and made the dish, using Ina Garten's recipe, a week before my dinner party. My friend raved about the results and reviews she received from her guests. I rushed to Barnes and Noble to pick up Ina Garten's cookbook. I have a couple of her cookbooks but the recipe for Beef Bourguignon is in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, a book I didn't own. The day of my party I prepared the recipe up to a certain point but there were still steps to complete close to the time my guests were arriving. Three of my guests worked with me to ensure the dish got to the table where it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The work of completing the recipe provided my guests with a fun and interesting evening. The next day my husband and I finished the the delicious leftovers. Beef bourguignon is just one of the fabulous recipes from Ina Garten's The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. The parmesan smashed potatoes and carmelized butternut squash are equally wonderful. For dessert, the outrageous brownies will please any brownie lover! The pictures are vibrant and show you how a dish will present itself on your table. On the side margins of the pages are Ina's helpful hints to ensure every cook's success. Anyone who loves to cook and those who want to learn will find this Ina Garten cookbook or any Ina Garten cookbook a partner in their kitchen.
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