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Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

Format:  Hardcover,

272 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2012

ISBN-13: 9780307464873

ISBN-10: 0307464873

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Millions of people love Ina Garten because she writes recipes that make home cooks look great; family and friends shower them with praise and yet the dishes couldn't be simpler to prepare using ingredients found in any grocery store. In "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof," the Food Network star takes easy a step further, sharing her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have that "wow " factor we all crave.
Start with delicious Dukes Cosmopolitans made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus Jalapeno Cheddar Crackers that everyone will devour. Lunches include Hot Smoked Salmon, Lobster & Potato Salad, and Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, all featuring old-fashioned flavors with the volume turned up. Elegant Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise and show-stopping Seared Scallops & Potato Celery Root Puree are just two of the many fabulous dinner recipes. And your guests will always remember the desserts, from Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze to Salted Caramel Brownies.
For Ina, "foolproof" means more than just making one dish successfully; it's also about planning a menu, including coordinating everything so it all gets to the table at the same time. In "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof," Ina shows you how to make a game plan so everything is served hot while you keep your cool. There are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can go wrong to keep you on track, plus 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 and Ina's invaluable tips, "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof" is a stunning yet infinitely practical cookbook that home cooks will turn to again and again.


Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2012
ISBN-13: 9780307464873
ISBN-10: 0307464873
Format: Hardcover
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

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Biography of Garten, Ina

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.


Review by Library Journal (2013-02-15)

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.

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2012 (United States)

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