The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook is one of those rare pleasures where a cookbook offers up as much style as it does substance. Author Ina Garten believes that “Food is not about impressing people… it’s about making them feel comfortable.” This philosophy worth emulating is well reflected in delicious, fresh-minded recipes such as Roasted Carrots and Caramelized Butternut Squash, and Salmon with Fennel.
This is familiar, comfortable food dressed up a notch and perfectly presented. From her years as a caterer and owner of the Barefoot Contessa in the Hamptons, Ina Garten knows how to make a meal special using fresh, locally-grown produce.
Gorgeous photographs showcase her presentation ideas. After all, at the Barefoot Contessa, food styling goes a long way in taking dishes from everyday to special occasion. A beautiful book you will turn to again and again for inspiration for parties, and for reliable, unpretentious recipes to dress up family dinners.
“I enjoy The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook for both its presentation, which is about the best I’ve ever seen, and also because the food tastes like home cooking—because it is.”—Steven Spielberg
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