Barefoot Contessa, How Easy Is That?

Barefoot Contessa, How Easy Is That?

Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips

Book - 2010
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Food Network guru Ina Garten offers simple yet appetizing dishes that save time and minimize stress in the kitchen. Featuring over 200 recipes, including everything from easy parmesan risotto and French toast bread pudding to spicy turkey meatballs.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307238764
0307238768
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: How easy is that?

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samdeshp
Apr 28, 2013

Not surprised that this is not meant for vegetarians. Also did not find many signature recipes as such.

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RonNasty64
Sep 12, 2011

The Contessa and I agree to disagree on our definition of the word "easy".

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vidyaslibrary
Aug 15, 2011

Neat and clean recipies in the usual Ina Garten style. Very well organized and beautifully illustrated that it will make the mouth water!

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macierules
Jul 15, 2011

I'm such a huge Ina Garten fan. Every recipe that I've tried turns out perfectly - and that makes it a favourite.

ehbooklover Mar 29, 2011

The recipe for Ina's Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is worth 5 stars alone. Made it last night and it was absolutely delish!

cooking_girl Mar 01, 2011

all the recipes in this book look soooo good! it will make you want to try every single one!

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TheSponge
Jan 20, 2011

A devoted Barefoot Contessa fan, I was suprisingly disappointed by her latest, unfortunately.

If you’re like most cooks, you appreciate the practical, time saving tips and dependable recipes that Ina Garten has become known for. You probably enjoy working with fresh, seasonal ingredients and shop at your local market or grocery store, like I do. Having said that….although I enjoyed “How Easy Is That?” and its production values, I came away both hungry and with the distinct suspicion that the author was perhaps living in a bubble when she penned this latest culinary tome. Perhaps the recession did not affect those who live in the Hamptons?

Personally, I like to shop for ingredients that are actually accessible at my local marketplace, farmers market and grocery store. I found that many of the recipes in this latest collection do require specialty items that are a) difficult to find and b) tres expensive. Not all of us Barefoot/ Ina devotees summer in the Hamptons, have dueling dishwashers in custom designed kitchens, have the budget to access to black/white truffles, foie gras, Best of Class cognac, applewood smoked salmon et al…

Note to Ina: When one is in the midst of a recession a wonderful way to alienate ones readership is to be perceived as pretentious.

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