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Beloved Food Network star and New York Times bestselling author Ina Garten is back with her most exciting book yet, with simple tried-and-true recipes and tips so that everything comes together effortlessly.
Millions of people love Ina for her easy, delicious recipes that use ingredients you can find in any grocery story and have satisfying deep flavors. In Barfeoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina takes easy a step further by testing her recipes over and over again to simplify them at every turn. Start off with delicious Duke's Cosmopolitans made with freshly squeezed lemon juice plus Thyme-roasted Marcona Almonds that your guests will devour. Lunches include Lobster Corn Fritters and Israeli Couscous with Tuna Salad and easy dinners abound, from Slow-roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise to showstoppers like Seared Scallops with Potato Celery Root Puree. Best of all are the desserts, such as Sticky Toffee Date Cake and German Chocolate Cupcakes, that will make your guests swoon.
One of the keys to a successful meal is menu planning, including coordinating everything so it all gets to the table at the same time--the hardest part! In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina shows you how to make a game plan so everything is served hot. And to keep you on track, there are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can go wrong and tips for making each recipe in advance. It's as if Ina is taking the journey with you and is there to answer any questions along 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.