Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Nov 26, 2012 - Cooking - 240 pages
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Ina Garten, who shared her gift for casual entertaining in the bestselling Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot Contessa Parties!, is back with her most enticing recipes yet—a collection of her favorite dishes for everyday cooking. In Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Ina explains that sharing our lives and tables with those we love is too essential to be saved just for special occasions—and it’s easy to do if you know how to cook irresistible meals with a minimum of fuss.

For Ina, the best way to make guests feel at home is to serve them food that’s as unpretentious as it is delicious. So in her new book, she’s collected the recipes that please her friends and family most—dishes like East Hampton Clam Chowder, Parmesan Roasted Asparagus, and Linguine with Shrimp Scampi. It’s the kind of fresh, accessible food that’s meant to be passed around the table in big bowls or platters and enjoyed with warm conversation and laughter.

In Ina’s hands tried-and-true dishes are even more delicious than you remember them: Her arugula salad is bright with the flavors of lemon and Parmesan, the Oven-Fried Chicken is crispy without excess fat, and her Deep-Dish Apple Pie has the perfect balance of fruit and spice. Barefoot Contessa Family Style also includes enticing recipes that are memorable and distinctive, like Lobster Cobb Salad, Tequila Lime Chicken, and Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash.

With vivid photographs of Ina cooking and serving food in her beautiful Hamptons home, as well as menu suggestions, practical wisdom on what to do when disaster strikes in the kitchen, and tips on creating an inviting ambience with music, Barefoot Contessa Family Style is the must-have guide to the joy of everyday entertaining.


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User Review  - pdkf - Overstock.com

The recipes are great and actually workable for someone who really truly does not like to plan meals or cook. And Im not good at it! However everything Ive made from this cookbook has turned out well. I find myself turning to this cookbook quite often. Read full review

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As I am obsessed with all thing Ina, I can not help but give this 5 stars.. Now that does not mean I did not actually read the text because I did and although I have not been able to cook ALL the ... Read full review

Contents

Welcome Home
Starters
Salad forLunch Dinners
Desserts
Breakfast
Kids
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About the author (2012)

In 1978, Ina Garten left her job as a budget analyst in the White House to pursue her dream of operating a specialty food store in the Hamptons. Since opening the Barefoot Contessa, she has written the bestselling Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot Contessa Parties! She is a frequent contributor to major national magazines and writes a recurring column in O Magazine. Her new television series on entertaining can be seen on Food Network. Ina lives in East Hampton, New York, and Southport, Connecticut, with her husband, Jeffrey.


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