Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten
Recipes You Can Trust

78%

11 Critic Reviews

Once again Garten’s culinary wizardry will inspire, delight, and empower readers to entertain in true Barefoot Contessa style.
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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.
 


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About Ina Garten

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In 1978, Ina Garten left her job as a budget analyst in the White House to pursue her dream: operating a specialty food store in the Hamptons. Twenty years later, Barefoot Contessa is celebrated for its stylish charm as well as its delicious food. Ina lives in East Hampton, New York, and Southport, Connecticut, with her husband, Jeffrey.
 
Published October 30, 2012 by Clarkson Potter. 274 pages
Genres: Self Help, Cooking. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Oct 15 2012

Once again Garten’s culinary wizardry will inspire, delight, and empower readers to entertain in true Barefoot Contessa style.

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Examiner

Good
on Dec 02 2012

Garten has always had a winning way with vegetables.

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Oregon Live

Good
on Oct 29 2012

Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, is popular for a good reason.

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City Book Review

Good
on Dec 18 2012

This book is a guaranteed winner for every host or hostess that wants to not only serve up a wildly successful dinner, but enjoy the company of the dinner guests besides.

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The Washington Post

Above average
Reviewed by Bonnie Benwick on Oct 30 2012

In testing recipes from this book, I managed to choose Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts (who wouldn’t?) and produced 18 lovely specimens from a batter that was supposed to yield 12. Maybe that’s the downside of mentioning nothing more than a “baking pan.”

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The Kitchn

Good
on Nov 19 2012

I love a lady who starts her cookbook with a cocktail.

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Columbia Daily Tribune

Good
on Jan 08 2013

C'mon, admit it: You wish you were one of Ina Garten's friends.

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Green Pocket Protector

Good
Reviewed by Green Pocket Protector on Jan 16 2013

It’s a treat…even if you don’t make a single recipe, the pictures alone make it worthwhile.

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The Whine Sisters

Good
Reviewed by Wendy Etherington on Jan 11 2013

Ordinarily, I’d be leery of these dishes, as if they go wrong, you’ve just blown 30-40 bucks on meat and now you’ve gotta call Domino’s Pizza. But I’m putting my trust in Ina.

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Chef Kevin Penner

Good
Reviewed by Kevin Penner on Dec 05 2012

If there is one thing that is true in this world it is that Ina’s recipes work.

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Kitchen Mania

Good
Reviewed by Melissa Trainer on Sep 13 2012

I learned countless other things while at Barefoot during those beautiful balmy days of summer. Clearly, they have withstood the test of time and been Foolproof!

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