Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 a hundred brand-new recipes that will become trusted favorites. Ina Garten? s bestselling cookbooks have con-sistently provided accessible, subtly sophisticated recipes ranging #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is the essential Ina Garten cookbook, focusing...

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Title:Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
Author:Ina Garten
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics Reviews

  • Terri
    Aug 28, 2008
    made the garlic bread this weekend and it was wonderful!! minor changes i would suggest: use 1/4 cup of olive oil instead of 1/2 cup, feel free to skip on the fresh oregano if not keen (you get enough flavour from parsley and garlic) and can prepare using a blender instead of food proc...
  • Gail
    Aug 05, 2009
    I have the monthly mag Cooking Light to thank for my new-found love of cooking. And chopping. And using fresh ingredients. What I love about the mag is how its introduced me to cooking that incorporates fresh ingredients that make for the BEST meals but that it's also fairly simple stu...
  • tatiana
    Jul 15, 2011
    I've already tried a number of recipes in this book, but I'm starting from scratch (so to speak) so I can fully enjoy all of the wonderful tips, anecdotes and lovely photographs from cover to cover. ...
  • Rebecca
    Dec 26, 2008
    I've made three recipes from this book in the last week and have found them all OUTSTANDING: Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Pasta with Pecorino & Pepper, and Orange-Pecan Wild Rice. I like Garten's non-nonsense approach to cooking, relying on fresh, basic ingredients. She has several wonder...
  • Jen
    Feb 12, 2009
    Okay, so I'm a huge Ina Garten fan and was excited to try out some of these recipes. A new Barefoot Contessa book always means taking out the battery of the smoke alarm near the kitchen because of all the smoke caused by roasting. I'm going to think of this one as the fennel and dill b...
  • Sarah
    Jun 13, 2012
    I checked out a bunch of her cookbooks - and out of four of them I found maybe three recipes I would make. They all looked delicious, but just for various reasons I probably won't be making most of them. I sure enjoyed looking at all the pictures, though, and dreaming of eating her foo...
  • Amy
    Sep 03, 2009
    I have a fabulous sister-in-law who never fails to amaze me with her fantastic cooking and recipes. And the "Barefoot Contessa" is one of her favorites. So when I saw this book sitting all by itself at the library yesterday, I had to pick it up. And last night I sat in bed with a stack...
  • Gerry
    Jan 20, 2009
    there are definitely some winners here. i've made her coq au vin and loved it. parker's beef stew is, by far, the best beef stew that i have ever eaten in life (only to come into rivalry with jamie oliver's guinness stew). and there are certainly some things that i would like to try. m...
  • Vanessa
    Jun 08, 2010
    I like Ina Garten's cookbooks, but I don't usually end up actually making many of the recipes. They are simple, with few ingredients and instructions that are clear and easy to follow, yet for some reason I can't usually picture myself adding them to my recipe "rotation." Maybe they ar...
  • Kathryn Bashaar
    Apr 20, 2009
    I heard this was a really good cookbook, but it is expensive so I thought I would borrow it from the library first. Oh my! On almost every page Al and I were saying, "Oh, we have to try that," and "Oh, we have to try that, too," so I just ordered it. She offers nice tips, too, on plann...
  • Jane
    Jan 13, 2009
    Lots of wonderful wonderful recipes, ones that I've forgotten about. Serves as a great reminder. Ina's included some of my favorite dishes: Sweet potato fries -- I tried this both roasted and fried. Roasted is better. Wild mushroom risotto -- I think of risotto as a side dish, bu...
  • Darlene
    Nov 29, 2008
    First I will say I love cookbooks! Secondly, Ina Garten has been a favorite of mine for so long now I can't even remember when I first saw her. I watch her religiously on the Food Network channel whenever she's on. This may sound odd, but for me she has a comforting nature. When I watc...
  • A.M.
    Apr 13, 2009
    I'm not much of a cookbook person. But when I use a cookbook, I want it to be just that: a collection of recipes. I am not interested in the page-long descriptions of why cooking is so great, and how to buy ingredients, and anything else that the author feels like sharing. So the 9 i...
  • Lori
    Oct 25, 2009
    I love this cookbook! Barefoot Back to Basics has the same great narration by Ina Garten and wonderful recipes that you will easily make over again for family and company. Back to basics is simply Ina's way of taking "ordinary ingredients and cooking them or pairing them in a way that ...
  • El
    Aug 18, 2009
    Unlike many of the Martha Stewart Living recipes I've tried, you don't get halfway through a Barefoot Contessa recipe only to find that you were supposed to soak the pears for your cake or whatever in some liquor for three months last fall (true story) or something equally as ridiculo...
  • Lisa
    Aug 20, 2009
    I made the grilled lemon chicken recipe and it was fantastic. There is also a grilled pork recipe I am definitely going to try. I also drooled over the fantastic photographs that made me want to cook all of it. That said ... this is a cookbook for special occasion cooking. It has si...
  • Lucyzoe
    Sep 27, 2009
    Tonight I was watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa on FoodTv and I realized how much I enjoy learning from Ina Garten. She's a no-nonsense cook and a great teacher. The episode included a recipe for chicken bouillabaisse with a rouille - a garlicky mayonnaise. I remembered I ha...
  • Susan
    Oct 15, 2009
    I think I have over 200 cookbooks now and this one is in my top ten. You need to try the Parker's Beef Stew recipe and the Shrimp Scampi recipes for sure. Marinating the beef in red wine 24 hours prior to cooking is just one of the wonderful layers of flavor in the Beef Stew. The shrim...
  • Lisa  Carlson
    Feb 12, 2017
    Author, culinary icon Ina Garten presents a beautiful palate of expertise (common sense), elegance without complications and easy recipes with great photos which will enable anyone to become a wonderful cook. While her process for making a turkey is not in this book I would recommend i...
  • Kate
    Jan 04, 2011
    Quick, easy recipes that are easy to add to your "rotation". The title is perfect, because many of these recipes really are basic - roasted carrots & parsnips, pasta with just truffle butter, garlic bread with herbs... most require few ingredients & basic techniques. If you hav...
  • Rachel
    Aug 11, 2011
    I found a delicious potato salad recipe in this book - so yummy, in fact, that I have to find it again! I really like the style and the photos are gorgeous. The layout is very clean and enticing, and Ina Garten's writing voice is warm and friendly. I definitely want to add this to my p...
  • Lindsey
    Mar 13, 2012
    I do appreciate the simplicity of the Barefoot Contessa books. This book seems designed to create company-worthy food with a minimum of fuss and muss, and provides great entertaining tips, from cocktails to appetizers to the table setting and flower arranging. Unlike some books which p...
  • Judi
    Jul 30, 2011
    This is an excellent cookbook. If you like basic dishes, that have been enhanced through different ways of cooking (baking instead of frying, etc) and lots of herbs and spices - then this is the book for you. I'm loving cooking my way through it and have made several wonderful dishes a...
  • Redbaies
    Oct 21, 2011
    So once again my darling brother gave me this book. But I know how to cook! Ah you may think so too, but this book is not the basic how to boil an egg as others have published...but a plethora of recipes many I did not know, but all of which or superbe...a must for all cooks! I bega...
  • Joseph
    Feb 27, 2018
    Ina comes across as very personable and genuine on food network ... sadly, however, this cookbook is just another celebrity cook money making gambit ... it does however have beautiful photography and is a triumph of form over substance ... some of the recipes are good, others well, you...
  • Creolecat
    Dec 01, 2012
    Like most folks, I was introduced to Ms. Garten via her Barefoot Contessa teevee show on the Food Network. As I was collecting (and still do) French influenced cookbooks, I purchased Barefoot in Paris (along with the companion travel journey), and fell further in love with her. Ms. Gar...
  • Melinda
    Jun 22, 2013
    I enjoyed this book because it contains so many of the recipes I'd printed out from watching her show plus so many more! I love Ina's recipes because she uses "regular" ingredients you already have in your kitchen to produce fantastic results. Also, love all the great baking, cooking, ...
  • Holly
    Sep 27, 2017
    There was nothing "basic" about this cookbook. ...
  • Tina Wright
    Mar 06, 2016
    Many of these recipes are now staples in my menu-planning. They are all delicious, albeit too fattening to eat every day! ...
  • Jo Gomez
    Jan 17, 2018
    Ina Garten makes the cooking seem easy. ...