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Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?

Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?

Sandy: This cookbook is perfect for right now, whether you're having a few over for gathering as we're allowed during this coronovirus era, or just making great food - easily! I mean, if you're making a sandwich - why not make her tuna & hummus version? All you need is tuna (in olive oil please), celery, onion, a lemon, mayo and dijon. Pickles or cornichon if you have it, and salt and pepper - duh.  She uses store-bought hummus (all praise INA) but gives a recipe for it in case you have chickpeas and tahini on hand. Our Ina does value yummy breads, but use what you have ya know?  For our Cooking Demonstration on this cookbook we served to y'all Ina's Chunky Blue Cheese & Yogurt Dip, Roasted Rosemary Nuts, Jeffrey's Roast Chicken, Ultimate Grilled Cheese and Old Fashioned Banana Cake.  I promise - you'll dog-ear every page.

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.

Publication Date: 
October 1, 2010