Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?

Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? Cover

Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?

Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips

By Ina Garten

Clarkson Potter Publishers, Hardcover, 9780307238764, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

Ina Garten, bestselling cookbook author and beloved star of "Barefoot Contessa" on Food Network, is back with her easiest recipes ever.
In "Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?" Ina 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 are not 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 that deep, delicious flavor Ina is known for and that makes a meal so satisfying. Think Pink Grapefruit Margaritas served with Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs two classics with a twist. For lunch, Ina 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 with Ina's easy tip couldn t be simpler; or an Easy Parmesan Risotto that you throw in the oven instead of stirring endlessly on the stovetop. Finally, Ina's desserts never disappoint from Red Velvet Cupcakes to Chocolate Pudding Cream Tart.
To top it all off, Ina 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.

About the Author
Sarah Leah Chase, who founded the Massachusetts specialty food shop and catering business Que Sera Sarah, collaborated on "The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook". Her other books include "Nantucket Open-House Cookbook" and "Cold-Weather Cooking". Currently she writes a weekly food column for "Nantucket's Inquirer "and "Mirror "newspaper and is recipe consultant to Ina Garten. Sarah and her husband, Nigel, are the owners of Coastal Goods, a retailer of fine seasoning blends. They live with their son on Cape Cod.