Barefoot Contessa Back To Basics: Fabulous Flavors From Simple Ingredients (Hardcover) Book

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Ina Garten’s bestselling cookbooks have con-sistently provided accessible, subtly sophisticated recipes ranging from French classics made easy to delicious, simple home cooking. In Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina truly breaks down her ideas on flavor, examining the ingredients and techniques that are the foundation of her easy, refined style.Here Ina covers the essentials, from ten ways to boost the flavors of your ingredients to ten things not to serve at a party, as well as professional tips that make successful baking, cooking, and entertaining a breeze. The recipes—crowd-pleasers like Lobster Corn Chowder, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, and Easy Sticky Buns—demonstrate Ina’s talent for transforming fresh, easy-to-find ingredients into elegant meals you can make without stress.For longtime fans, Ina delivers new insights into her simple techniques; for newcomers she provides a thorough master class on the basics of Barefoot Contessa cooking plus a Q&A section with answers to the questions people ask her all the time. With full-color photographs and invaluable cooking tips, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is an essential addition to the cherished library of Barefoot Contessa cookbooks.

  • Author: Ina Garten / Quentin Bacon
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • ISBN: 9781400054350
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Production Year
October 28, 2008
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  • Dimensions: 10.75 H x 1.00 D x 7.75 W inches
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 272 Pages
  • Color: N/A
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I returned the book because, while the photographs of the food are beautiful, the recipes were not ones that I would ever do -- some with odd ingredients, some with complicated directions. Just not my type of cookbook.


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I already own this book, and bought this one as a gift for a friend of mine at work. Being a newlywed, she stated that it gave her lots of new tips and tricks for entertaining, as she is always looking for new idea's


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This is a gift, but from quickly glancing thru the book , It was just what I wanted for the recipient....

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