By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter Publisher
Don't you wish that you could be included on a guest list for one of Ina Garten's parties? And, of course, wouldn't you like to have an opportunity to meet Jeffrey? If you don't know what we're talking about, you are missing one of the most skilled, talented, gracious cooking personalities on TV. Not only are Ina's recipes appealing and unique, but even though we are not there in person, Ina makes us feel welcome in her kitchen in her home, and in her life. Her in–person guests love being there, and so do we. By the way, Jeffrey is Ina's husband of 43 years.
Millions of people love Ina Garten, known as The Barefoot Contessa, because she writes recipes that make home cooks shine, Her dishes are simple to prepare using ingredients found in most supermarkets. In Barefoot Contessa FOOLPROOF: Recipes You Can Trust, the Food Network star takes EASY a step further, sharing her secrets for presenting great meals that also offer a "wow!" factor.
For Ina, "foolproof" means more than just making one dish successfully; it's about planning a menu, coordinating the service, and ensuring that everything looks lovely. In Barefoot Contessa FOOLPROOF, Ina writes how to create a plan "so everything is served hot while you keep your cool". There are helpful notes throughout to keep the reader on track, even when a recipe goes wrong, along with tips for making recipes in advance. It's as though Ina is there in the kitchen with you guiding you every step of the way.
With 150 gorgeous color photographs, 100 recipes and Ina's invaluable tips, Barefoot Contessa FOOLPROOF is a stunning, yet practical cookbook that home cooks will turn to again and again.
Enjoy the following recipes: Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad – using nondairy ingredients, Raspberry Crumble Bars, and Thyme-Roasted Marcona Almonds.
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Buy the Book …Barefoot Contessa FOOLPROOF for your cookbook library, or as a gift!
We love, love, love this cookbook, even though the kosher cook will definitely need to make ingredient substitutions. Although you will have to be flexible and creative to maintain kashrut, don't hesitate to consider adding this book to your library, or to your cookbook gift list. The photographs provide a feast for the eyes, and the recipes will provide a feast for the guests. And Ina, where did you get that gorgeous purple shawl that you are wearing on the cover of the book?
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