|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2012|
|Number of Pages:||272|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.4|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.0 x 11.0 x 1.25|
Food Network celebrity Ina Rosenberg Garten was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 2, 1948. She grew up in Stamford, Connecticut and studied economics at Syracuse University. In 1968, Garten married her husband Jeffrey. She earned her MBA at George Washington University and worked in the White House Office of Management and Budget. In 1978, on a whim she bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons called Barefoot Contessa.
Garten's subsequent culinary techniques were acquired by reading cookbooks and from her mentors, Eli Zabar and Martha Stewart. Garten is known for emphasizing fresh ingredients and promoting a sophisticated yet simple style. Garten sold her store in 1996 and went on to write The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook in 1999, which was a bestseller. She has since written several more, including Barefoot in Paris and Barefoot Contessa at Home. She also writes columns for House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and she penned the forewords to Kathleen King's Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook and Rori Trovato's Dishing with Style. Garten has been the host of the Food Network's popular Barefoot Contessa program since 2002. Her title, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.
Already a best seller, Food Network star Garten's latest asserts several known truths: it's hard to get dinner on the table, entertaining is stressful, and recipes can be scary. Seeking to help home cooks bolster their cooking repertoire, Garten offers "foolproof" (i.e., tested, consistent, and clearly explained) recipes like Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons, Parmesan Fennel Gratin, and Raspberry Crumble Bars, alongside tips meant to allay fears and answer frequently asked questions. Note that Garten's "Foolproof Menus" reference recipes from her other cookbooks.
Verdict: Practical tips and easy, elegant recipes-Garten's standard-are always popular. Expect demand.
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