Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook [NOOK Book]

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For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: Can I make it ahead?
If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets! Thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks, she has learned exactly ...
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Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

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Overview

For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: Can I make it ahead?
If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets! Thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks, she has learned exactly which dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply making dinner on a hectic weeknight, Ina gives you lots of amazing recipes that taste just as good—or even better!—when they’re made in advance.
   In Make It Ahead, each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises. Make a pitcher of Summer Rosé Sangria filled with red berries, let it chill overnight for the flavors to develop, and you have a delicious drink to offer your friends the minute they arrive. Simmer a pot of Wild Mushroom & Farro Soup, enjoy a bowl for lunch, and freeze the rest for a chilly evening. You can prep the kale, Brussels sprouts, and lemon vinaigrette for Winter Slaw ahead of time and simply toss them together before serving. Assemble French Chicken Pot Pies filled with artichokes and fresh tarragon a day in advance and then pop them in the oven half an hour before dinner. And for dessert, everyone needs the recipe for Ina’s Decadent (gluten-free!) Chocolate Cake topped with Make-Ahead Whipped Cream. Ina also includes recipes for the biggest cooking day of the year—Thanksgiving! Her Ultimate Make-Ahead Roast Turkey and Gravy with Onions & Sage may just change your life.
   With beautiful photographs and hundreds of invaluable make-ahead tips, this is your new go-to guide for preparing meals that are stress-free yet filled with those fabulously satisfying flavors that you have come to expect from the Barefoot Contessa.
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Editorial Reviews

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A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2014

When we buy cookbooks, we like to think we’re also buying the time to make all the delicious meals within, but more often than not, life gets in the way. That’s the brilliance of this new cookbook from celebrated Superchef Ina Garten: every tasty, accessible recipe in it is designed to be made when you have the time to spare, then saved until you’re ready to serve. Whether planning for an upcoming soirée or just preparing for the work week ahead, you’ll turn to these recipes again and again.

Publishers Weekly
★ 09/22/2014
Garten offers smart solutions with over 75 recipes for make-in-advance dishes. Recipes are suited for both family weeknight fare meal planning and for special occasions. There are cocktails, from margaritas to martinis, and plenty of platters and soups for starters, including a wild mushroom and farro soup and walnut roquefort–topped warm fig and arugula salad. For lunch, ham and leek empanadas can be filled, wrapped, and kept up to three days in the fridge and three months in the freezer before baking. Garten provides lots of casseroles, hearty grain and vegetable sides, and desserts. She also guides cooks through a complete make-ahead Thanksgiving feast. Recipe sidebars show make-ahead information for packing and storage and the number of days ahead the dish can be prepared before cooking or serving. Recipes are designed both as dishes for immediate consumption or make-ahead meals. Garten provides 10 make-ahead tips for parties, and there are essays on baking, presentation, and proper freezing methods, along with sample make-ahead menus for entertaining. A secret kitchen sidekick, the Barefoot Contessa quells the last-minute fears of those who entertain. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780770434496
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 13,974
  • File size: 72 MB
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Meet the Author

Ina Garten
INA GARTEN is the host of the Emmy Award–winning Barefoot Contessa television show on Food Network and a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey. This is her ninth book. Visit Ina at www.BarefootContessa.com.
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Recipe

Garlic & Herb Roasted Shrimp

Serves 4

A few years ago, I started roasting shrimp for shrimp cocktail instead of boiling them. It was so successful—and so easy!—that I decided to use the same technique for a main-course dish. These shrimp are flavored with butter, garlic, rosemary, and lots of lemon and I bring the pan right from the oven to the table.

  • ¼ pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large lemons
  • 2 pounds (8- to 10-count) shrimp, peeled with the tails on
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 4 slices country bread, toasted

Note: I serve this with basmati rice and steamed broccoli, which are great with the garlicky butter sauce.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

Melt the butter over low heat in a medium (10-inch) sauté pan. Add the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper and cook over low heat for one minute. Off the heat, zest one of the lemons directly into the butter mixture.

Meanwhile, arrange the shrimp snugly in one layer in a large (12-inch) round ovenproof sauté pan (or 10 × 13-inch baking dish) with only the tails overlapping. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp. Sprinkle with the sea salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper.

Slice the ends off the zested lemon, cut five (¼-inch-thick) slices, and tuck them among the shrimp. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, just until the shrimp are firm, pink, and cooked through. Cut the remaining lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the shrimp.

Serve hot with the toasted bread for dipping into the garlic butter.

MAKE IT AHEAD: Prep the dish and refrigerate it in the pan. Roast before serving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    I am a big fan of Ina Garten. Have all her cookbooks and watch

    I am a big fan of Ina Garten. Have all her cookbooks and watch her TV program on the Food Channel. Very disappointed in her new cook book. The recipes are not that outstanding. She starts out with a recipe for a dog biscuit. I love dogs but really Ina, a dog biscuit. Her comments are nothing unusual or informative. The cookbook is suppose to be make ahead. Putting lettuce in a bowl is "making ahead". Very disappointing. Ina, what happened.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2014

    I am a huge fan of Ina, back to th old days with the store. I ha

    I am a huge fan of Ina, back to th old days with the store. I have most of her books and was planning to ask for it for Christmas. I want to make the shrimp recipe right now. One problem - it doesn't tell the temperature of the oven when the sauced shrimp goes in. This is clearly important, and I am sure it is in the book. Any suggestions?

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    As Ina Garten points out, "there is ahead of time and there

    As Ina Garten points out, "there is ahead of time and there is WAY ahead of time." That's why she's included recipes that cover a wide range of "make ahead" schedules. Some of them, especially soups (one example is Zucchini Basil Soup) and gravy (Make Ahead Turkey Gravy with Onions and Sage) can be completely cooked and frozen for months. Others can only be made a few hours - or perhaps a few days- ahead of time. This is a great book and cuts down on my family's dependency on eating out and  fast food.  

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2014

    Bettsi- at the beginning of the recipe it says to preheat the ov

    Bettsi- at the beginning of the recipe it says to preheat the oven to 400.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2014

    I really wanted to love this.  I was picturing good make ahead p

    I really wanted to love this.  I was picturing good make ahead party food.  Most of the recipes are not anything I would ever make.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2014

    I absolutely love Ina Garten.  She is a Class Act!  Everything r

    I absolutely love Ina Garten.  She is a Class Act!  Everything recipe she creates I want to try.  I own all of her cookbooks and use them 
    often.  I love the way she adores "Jeffrey" and he adores her.  Warms one's heart.  I would love to meet her and have her cook me a meal.  
    You can't go wrong using her cookbooks or taking a recipe from her cooking show on TV.  Very easy to replicate, of course, might
    not be exactly like hers but follow her directions and I'm sure you come close.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2014

    book

    gave as a gift

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  • Posted December 13, 2014

    Good book

    Nicely written and easy to follow recipes.

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  • Posted December 12, 2014

    So Easy

    Ina Garten makes things so easy for you to follow. All the recipes are easy to make and ingredients are very accessible at the grocery store. She has some of the best ideas for cooking and baking and planning ahead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    A great cook book by Ina.

    If you are a fan of Ina you will love this cookbook!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Another Winner from Ina!

    Went to see her in person for the book release in Beverly Hills recently. She is the real deal what you read in her books is what she is in person. This books is another one of those must haves for my collection of Ina Treasures.

    The book will make a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Just have to say that a reviewer claims the Shrimp recipe doesn'

    Just have to say that a reviewer claims the Shrimp recipe doesn't give oven temp. It clearly says "preheat oven to 400 in the recipe."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    I'll buy anything she writes

    This is another beautifully photographed, classy cookbook from my go-to
    favorite chef. I just recently received the book and have marked dishes I want to make - already made the twice-baked sweet potatoes, which were delicious. I love the way Ina has carefully noted the make-ahead preparations, so that you know just how much time to allow the "day-of."
    I was amazed at how many dishes, and whole meals, can be prepared ahead of time to avoid the last-minute frenzy when company is coming.
    Keep them coming, Ina!

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Another Great Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

    I am a big fan of Ina and love her books, I have all of them and this is a welcome addition. I love that she uses readily available ingredients and the recipes are relatively easy to make.
    We all have busy lives and anything we can make ahead that is great tasting is a plus. I have already made several of the recipes and my family has loved them, i also purchased a copy for a very good friend for Christmas and I know she will also love it.

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Never Disappoints!

    I have all of Ina's cookbooks and each one is filled with wonderful recipes and easy to find ingredients. I couldn't wait to get this one! It' s beautifully illustrated, easy to read, and filled with delicious recipes! I've already made a few and just love the chicken with arugula... It was delicious! Ina is such a classy lady, makes cooking fun and never disappoints!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Highly recommended.

    I've already made the chicken pot pie, yum. Read through the book in an afternoon. Can wait to make something else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Busy people need this cookbook

    It's wonderful to make meals ahead and even better if they taste good. This cookbook was a gift for my daughter who has always admired Ina and her recipes and was so excited when she heard this cookbook was coming out. She immediately made a cake/icing recipe which got raves from the entire family and has followed it up with other meal ideas from the book. The book is so popular a gift for the young forties set that my daughter's girlfriend bought her one too, for her birthday. Instead of returning the book, her friend (an excellent cook, I might add) kept the book for herself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    This is a great book for the kitchen libary

    Ina has done it again. This is yet another wonderful book to just sit and read;it's full of good recipes, information and photos. It's a must-have for busy people and those who like to entertain.

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    A PERFECT HOLIDAY PRESENT

    If you are an Ina Garten fan, you will really enjoy this book. Practical recipes and plan ahead advice. I would say it follows her previous books in content with lots of time saving tips. It is a very enjoyable book.

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  • Posted November 20, 2014

    As usual--an excellent, not exceptional, book by Ina Garten. Wha

    As usual--an excellent, not exceptional, book by Ina Garten. What's great about the book? The stories that go along with the recipes..I enjoy the way Ina "talks" to you. Her recipes always hit the mark. Simple. Not complicated. Her views on entertaining are very pragmatic. I've never been disappointed in any of her books. Sure..this isn't haute cuisine but its just good basic dishes and desserts.

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