Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is the essential Ina Garten cookbook, focusing on the techniques behind her elegant food and easy entertaining style, and offering nearly 100 brand-new recipes that will become trusted favorites.
Ina Garten’s bestselling cookbooks have consistently provided accessible, subtly sophisticated recipes ranging from French classics made easy to delicious, simple home cooking. In Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Garten truly breaks down her ideas on flavor, examining the ingredients and techniques that are the foundation of her easy, refined style.
Here she covers the essentials, from 10 ways to boost the flavors of your ingredients to 10 things not to serve at a party, as well as professional tips that make successful baking, cooking, and entertaining a breeze. The recipes — crowd-pleasers like Lobster Corn Chowder, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, and Easy Sticky Buns — demonstrate Garten’s talent for transforming fresh, easy-to-find ingredients into elegant meals you can make without stress.
For longtime fans, Garten delivers new insights into her simple techniques; for newcomers, she provides a thorough master class on the basics of Barefoot Contessa cooking, plus a Q&A section with answers to the questions people ask her all the time.
With full-color photographs and invaluable cooking tips, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is an essential addition to the cherished library of Barefoot Contessa cookbooks.
Change in our kitchens
Reflections on cooking — and a career that’s based largely at the stove.
The Food Corps co-founder
Flatbreads from around the continent
Beyond a supporting role