The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

For more than twenty years, Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, has been cooking and baking extraordinary dishes for enthusiastic customers in the Hamptons. For many of those years, people have tried to get the exuberant owner, Ina Garten, to share the secrets of her store. Finally, the energy and style that make Barefoot Contessa such a special place ar For more than twenty years, Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, has been cooking and baking extraordin...

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Title:The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Author:Ina Garten
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Reviews

  • Lisa
    Jan 17, 2008
    My go to guacamole recipe and summer tomato soup recipe (roasted tomato basil soup - the reason that I have a kitchen garden!!) come from this book. They are absolutely delicious and these two recipes alone are worth the price of this book. You know when you have a recipe so good that ...
  • Holly
    Jun 28, 2008
    The recipes in this book turn out perfectly EVERY time and I've made over half of them. Buy it. ...
  • Allison
    Aug 06, 2007
    Ina Garten's cookbooks do everything you need. If I didn't have any technique in the kitchen and had to pick a cookbook to last forever (or in this case, a series) it would be hers. Rich, lovely recipes that are very approachable. Beginners can follow along; experts can take some of he...
  • Holly
    Jul 14, 2008
    Listen, the woman knows her way around the kitchen and she's not afraid of a stick of butter, which I like in a chef. Paula Deen doesn't skimp on the butter either, but usually whatever she is cooking ends up getting deep fried and then used as a delivery system for some kind of ma...
  • Anna
    Oct 03, 2007
    I cook 3 meals a day for my family, and I love the Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks. She's got great advice on preparing things ahead of time, how to cook for a larger group, and putting together a complete meal. Her recipes are best for people who are already pretty comfortable in the kitc...
  • Valerie
    Jan 05, 2008
    This is my favorite of all the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. Favorite recipes that I've come back to repeatedly are the kitchen clambake (layers of sautéed leeks, potatoes, kielbasa and various seafood cooked indoors in a pot) and fresh lemonade (1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, ...
  • Dee
    Dec 27, 2008
    I just got this lovely book for Christmas. It does not have a million recipes like some other cookbooks. But what it does have is a nice collection of classics and favorites, most with excellent illustrations, organized by food type (i.e. main dish, dessert, appetizer). I am not talent...
  • Kristen
    Nov 26, 2007
    I love the Barefoot Contessa (Have you ever seen her TV show? She's reminds me of the guy who used to paint on PBS - very mellow and soothing). I'm not the cook (rather the baker) in our house, but I love this cookbook. Her recipes are homey, easy and delicious. Surprise, I love the br...
  • Rachel C.
    Dec 12, 2007
    Another great cookbook for hearty, satisfying food. Lots of glossy photos of the dishes, which I appreciate. The instructions are straightforward but Ina manages to imbue them with a considerable amount of her joyful personality. Medium degree of difficulty on the recipes. A pleasure t...
  • Melani
    Oct 22, 2015
    This one is a great one. The cheddar corn chowder is A+++ delicious and I make it quite often. I have opened this book many times, sometimes just to look at the pictures and sometimes because I actually want to cook something from it. It's a well loved, and well used book in my collect...
  • Sarah
    May 12, 2008
    This is by far my favorite cookbook. The pages are stuck together I use it so much. Curried coucous? Yes, please! ...
  • Amanda
    Aug 20, 2009
    During a particularly challenging time in my life, I found and fell in love with Ina. Many of her recipes are staples in my cooking repertoire, and I have yet to find a Barefoot Contessa cookbook that I don't thoroughly enjoy. Great for ANY kitchen and cook!!! ...
  • Julie
    Jul 09, 2008
    I love this cookbook and often flip through it just for ideas and the pictures. The Fresh Corn Salad, Parmesan Croutons, Pan-Fried Onion Dip, Sun-Dried Tomato Dip, Lemondade and Outrageous Brownies were incredible. There are also several other recipes on my "to try" list. I just really...
  • Jean
    Jan 19, 2009
    I love a simple well-tested cookbook. Preparations had the right amount of details and shortcuts where appropriate. Ina knows how to take care of her home cooks. Here are the dishes I've tasted and the cookbook club cooks who made them: Sheela - Lobster Salad in Endive: You ca...
  • Nicole
    Aug 21, 2008
    When I first got this cookbook I took it to bed and drooled over the recipes. When I started actually making ina garten recipes, people were tricked into thinking i was a really fabulous cook. So...if she can do it for me, she can transform fresh, healthy (well, except for the butter) ...
  • Melissa
    Nov 04, 2011
    Absolute go-to, from the day I started cooking in earnest up until now, when I barely have to look at recipes to make a really cool meal. Ina Garten has taught me so much about cooking, picking the right ingredients, and putting together a visually stunning home-cooked meal and table. ...
  • Julie H.
    Jun 09, 2012
    As with all of the Ina Garten recipes I've encountered to date, which is quite a few, these are all very straightforward, emphasize fresh foods, and are extremely yummy. After signing this out from my public library, I promptly tabbed a bunch of pages and made six or seven of the recip...
  • Angie
    Oct 22, 2008
    The Ina Garten cookbooks feature prominently in the food I make. Almost invariably, her recipes turn out well, are relatively simple, and people seem to like them. The pizza dough from the Barefood Contessa Parties cookbook has become a favorite of my friends and family. The best pizza...
  • Sharon Huether
    Jul 15, 2012
    The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook By Ina Garten This is a beautifully illustrated cookbook. The colored pictures have really helped my in food presentation. I continue to make the home made granola receipe, it's very good. I've watched Ina on the cooking channel, so having her cookbook is...
  • Bandkh
    Mar 06, 2012
    I love this book. Everything I've made from it has worked. The dishes are accessible if a bit old fashioned, but don't let the "old fashioned" comment put you off. By "old fashioned" I mean comfort food, probably too high in calories to eat every night but delicious none the less. This...
  • Reen
    Nov 26, 2017
    Love Ina! ...
  • Natasha
    Dec 20, 2017
    It?s a classic and one of the best! Ina can do no wrong. ...
  • Hazel
    May 01, 2012
    I had plans to see Ina Garten speak in Wilmington but had none of her books! I requested and received this for Christmas. It's a lovely cookbook; the recipes are all enticing, simple, and straightforward. Most of all, her personality shines through--she's gracious and down to earth. In...
  • Kym
    Jan 11, 2017
    Here's why I like Ina Garten's recipes. They are simple but use the highest quality ingredients she can find. Here's what's happened to cooks in America. They are simply assembling the cheapest "edible" ingredients. I know. Not everyone. I love the Garten is clear about exactly which i...
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    Apr 02, 2013
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  • Mabel
    Dec 24, 2017
    Amazing! I love the little tidbits of advice and the whys of how it is. Good solid pictures with all the recipes and easy to follow instructions. Might be for cooks that have a reasonable know how around the kitchen already. ...
  • Sarah Clapp
    Aug 04, 2016
    ok yes i'm counting this in my reading! i'm behind in my reading challenge and i technically read this thing cover to cover! i learned so much--how to make a tasteful vegetable plate, how Sunday lunch is a wonderful opportunity to entertain, how using both oil and butter to cook is th...
  • Flossmoor Public Library (IL)
    Sep 29, 2017
    4 stars - Ms. Jenn ...
  • Suzanne
    Aug 16, 2017
    about what I expected with a few good keeper type recipes...many old traditional ones that I have used in the past from her or others. ...
  • Sohel
    Jul 22, 2018
    good ...