Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina GartenBarefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

byIna Garten

Hardcover | October 30, 2012

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Millions of people love Ina Garten because she writes recipes that make home cooks look great; family and friends shower them with praise and yet the dishes couldn’t be simpler to prepare using ingredients found in any grocery store. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, the Food Network star takes easy a step further, sharing her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have that “wow!” factor we all crave.

Start with delicious Dukes Cosmopolitans made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers that everyone will devour. Lunches include Hot Smoked Salmon, Lobster & Potato Salad, and Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, all featuring old-fashioned flavors with the volume turned up. Elegant Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise and show-stopping Seared Scallops & Potato Celery Root Purée are just two of the many fabulous dinner recipes. And your guests will always remember the desserts, from Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze to Salted Caramel Brownies.

For Ina, “foolproof” means more than just making one dish successfully; it’s also about planning a menu, including coordinating everything so it all gets to the table at the same time. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina shows you how to make a game plan so everything is served hot while you keep your cool. There are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can go wrong to keep you on track, plus tips for making recipes in advance. It’s as though Ina is there in the kitchen with you guiding you every step of the way.

With 150 gorgeous color photographs and Ina’s invaluable tips, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof is a stunning yet infinitely practical cookbook that home cooks will turn to again and again.
INA GARTEN is the host of the Emmy Award-winning Barefoot Contessa television show on Food Network. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey. This is her eighth cookbook. Visit Ina at
Title:Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can TrustFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10.23 × 7.69 × 0.89 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307464873

ISBN - 13:9780307464873

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Table of Contents

ten foolproof tips
is it done yet?
foolproof menus
recipe index

Editorial Reviews

A master caterer, TV celebrity, and prolific cookbook author, Garten will delight her legion of fans with this appetizing and welcoming cookbook. Garten focuses on foolproof cooking: recipes that work, are satisfying to eat, and can be made ahead of time… Once again Garten’s culinary wizardry will inspire, delight, and empower readers to entertain in true Barefoot Contessa style.
--Publishers Weekly, starred review