In Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? Ina Garten, the bestselling cookbook author and beloved television cooking star, is back with her easiest recipes ever.
Garten proves once again that it doesn’t take complicated techniques, special equipment, or stops at more than one grocery store to make wonderful dishes for your family and friends. Her newest must-have cookbook is all about saving time and avoiding stress while having fun in the kitchen.
These aren’t recipes with three ingredients thrown together in five minutes. Instead, home cooks will find fantastic Barefoot Contessa recipes that are easy to make but still have all the deep, delicious flavor Garten is known for.
Think Pink Grapefruit Margaritas served with Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs — two classics with a twist. For lunch, Garten makes everyone’s favorite Ultimate Grilled Cheese sandwich and Snap Peas with Pancetta. For dinner, try Jeffrey’s Roast Chicken (tried and true!); Steakhouse Steaks, which come out perfectly every time and couldn’t be simpler; or an Easy Parmesan “Risotto” that you throw in the oven instead of stirring endlessly on the stovetop. Finally, Garten’s desserts never disappoint, from Red Velvet Cupcakes to Chocolate Pudding Cream Tart.
To top it all off, Garten also shares her best tips for making cooking really easy. She leaves bowls of lemons and limes on the counter not only because they look great but because they also remind her that a squeeze of lemon in a dish brightens the flavors. She shows us the equipment that makes a difference to her — like sharp knives, the right zester, an extra bowl for her electric mixer — and that can help you in your kitchen, too.
Filled with 225 gorgeous full-color photographs, Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? is the perfect kitchen companion for busy home cooks who still want fabulous flavor.
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