Get Great Flavors From Simple Ingredients
Mem. Ed. $25.99
Pub. Ed. $35.00
You pay $1.00
No one entertains like the Barefoot Contessa—unless it’s cooks who’ve gathered at the feet of the contessa herself to soak up the secrets to her easy, elegant gatherings. Now, in her companion cookbook to her new Food Network® series of the same name, she gives home cooks everywhere plenty of reasons to celebrate.
Whether it’s a big event or a more intimate affair, Ina Garten’s more than 75 new recipes will most certainly delight your guests. To delight the cook, however, Ina offers ten no-cook things to serve with drinks and to serve as dessert, four ways to zest a lemon and grate parmesan cheese, among other hard-earned cook’s tips, plus her own top ten flavor boosters. “Many dishes that I make rely on one or two ingredients to really amp up the flavor at the end, and it’s almost always an ingredient that’s already in the dish,” she says. She shows you how to ensure that you “serve your guests something absolutely delicious” every time, simply by adding a last-minute pinch of this or splash of that.
Ina even helps you arrange the flowers to look their freshest, set the table like a pro and consider all the other little touches that make an ordinary affair extraordinary. Color photos.
Hardcover Book : 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc./Random House ( October 28, 2008 )
Item #: 12-601531
Product Dimensions: 7.437 x 10.0 inches
Product Weight: 40.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
recipes read just like talking to her in person. Some aren't for the beginner cook but still very easy to follow. Ina has a way of making you feel relaxed while preparing any recipe. She just has a sense of ease and confidence she passes on to you.
Just as warm and accessible as her cooking show. She makes 'fancy' doable and I can't wait to host my next party!
Just what I expected...!!!!
This book is not really the basics as titled. Recipes are more complex than the basic. Just be aware.
I bought this for a friend & was hoping for more practicality but there was some good in it.