Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten

Barefoot Contessa at Home

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThroughout the years that she has lived and worked in East Hampton, Ina Garten has catered and attended countless parties and dinners. She will be the first to tell you, though, that nothing beats a cozy dinner, surrounded by the people you love most, in the comfort that only your own home can provide. In Barefoot Contessa at Home, Ina shares her life in East Hampton, the recipes she loves, and her secrets to making gu...

Details Barefoot Contessa at Home

TitleBarefoot Contessa at Home
Release DateOct 24th, 2006
PublisherClarkson Potter
Number of pages256 pages
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction, Reference, Foodie, Culinary, How To

Reviews Barefoot Contessa at Home

  • Jane
    Alfonso and I decided that we should try cooking together every week... so this is where we'll start. Most of the recipes are basic--for the home cook as the title suggests. Nothing too fancy or extraordinary. Great for beginner cooks who need a word for word walk through of the method. Not for the experimental or seasoned cook.----------pg 37: Chicken salad sandwiches -- I've never actually tried this particular recipe, but I'm going to say that...
  • Steven Peterson
    I love checking out cookbooks. One never knows what culinary treasures will show up in a volume. Authoors differ in their approaches and even provide varying recipes for the same dish. In essence, the author, Ina Garten, lays out her approach in the following quotations (both from Page 11): ". . .I don't see any reason why we can't buy perfectly good ingredients in a grocery store, cook them simply, and serve an absolutely delicious meal that wil...
  • Ariel
    I have made the chicken salad veronique recipe many times from this book. It's very good for parties and is even better with my own addition of dried cranberries and pecans. The orange-honey glazed carrots are also out of this world. I have been making a very similar recipe from Martha Stewart for years. A great way to get the kids to eat the veggies when they taste like candy. Aside from the potato salad and maybe the chicken piccata (though I a...
  • Miranda Lynn
    I will be the first person to tell you that I'm not a huge fan of Ina Garten. If she's on the television, I will immediately change the channel. I'm not sure why her personality grates on me so much (although at least she's not as bad as Paula Deen!), but I've just never really gotten into the whole "Barefoot Contessa" thing for some reason. But...this is probably the best cookbook that I've read all year. I can't quite pinpoint exactly what I lo...
  • Sebah Al-Ali
    عذاب نفسي. مليء بالوصفات ذات المقادير سهلة التوفر و يسيرة التحضير، و مقسم لعدة أقسام تشمل الأطباق من مختلف الأصناف (حلو، رئيسي، سلطات، ...)؛ رغم أني فقط اطلعت على وصفات السلطات و الحلويات. أظنه من الكتب المفيد تواجدها في مكتبة المنزل. من الكتب التي أن...
  • Felicite
    Mrs. Barefoot Contessa is classy, jazzy lady that knows what she doing in the kitchen. Hats off to her Mrs. Barefoot Contessa. Lemon Squares recipe is the marvelous!
  • Lori
    Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa series are so much more than just the recipes. Her warmth, wit and passion are all translated in the stories she shares with the readers as well as the great photos of the food and places she loves in East Hampton. At Home is her lastest cookbook and although my favoite remains Barefoot Contessa Family Style, I am pleased to have this one in my collection. There are great tasting recipes, those that have become requ...
  • Andrea
    Contrary to its title, I am never inspired to make the Barefoot Contessa's recipes again and again. Not that I don't like her. But she seems to have such a strong following of people who love her, and I just don't like her as much as they do. How about Nigella Lawson? James Beard? Even Rachel Ray is more fun to read, though she puts together some odd combinations.
  • Terri Jacobson
    A great collection of basic recipes if you're a fan of this Food Network star. The book contains a lot of her go-to recipes and also ideas about entertaining. Some of it might be a little dated. Great photos.
  • Tlwinky
    This is a solid cookbook. Everything made (10 different recipes) had a really nice flavor and were relatively easy to make. But I have to admit that there isn't much more in the book that I am interested in making. So many of the recipes have ingredients that are not typically in my Texas kitchen and I have a vegetarian in the house, which limits me even more. Happily, this was a public library check out and the recipes made were enjoyed. I'm not...
  • Leslie
    I find her show a little on the snobby side so I thought the recipes might be too high brow for me. I was wrong. I use this cookbook so often. Unlike other photography cookbooks, the recipes are worth the fluff!
  • Sophia
    It was ok. I have tried some of the recipes
  • Pris robichaud
    Someone;s In The kitchen With Ina, 15 Nov 2006 40 of 68 people found the following review helpful: Someone's In The Kitchen With Ina, October 24, 2006 "Throughout the years that she has lived and worked in East Hampton, Ina Garten has catered and attended countless parties and dinners. She will be the first to tell you, though, that nothing beats a cozy dinner, surrounded by the people you love most, in the comfort that only your own home can pro...
  • Ashani Irunika Hettige
    love Ina's tips on planning dinners and developing recipes. Thanks. Look forward to read other bookd by Ina.
  • Janene
    Found some treasures here! Hello, HELLO, Lemon Yogurt Cake, and welcome to my life!! So good. Other favorites were the buttermilk mashed potatoes, peanut-butter icing, a couple of vegetarian dishes to try like fresh pea soup, stewed lentils and tomatoes, parmesan roasted cauliflower. Hits! These were just what I was looking for.In terms of practicality, however, this isn't a cookbook I NEED on my shelf. In fact, it feels like it was written for t...
  • Melissa
    I picked this one up at the library, but I'll definitely be buying a copy of my own. I've made about a dozen of the recipes so far, such as the Lemon Yogurt Cake and Orange-Honey Glazed Carrots; all of them were incredibly simple and unbelievably tasty, and I love the fact that most of the dishes can be whipped up without making a trip to the store. If you cook on a fairly regular basis and have a decent range of commonly used spices and other pa...
  • Lee
    I really liked her Foolproof cookbook (to the point that I've added it to my wedding registry); but this one was just okay. The recipes were less appealing to my taste buds, and they also felt a bit more gourmet than what I like to cook. (Cooking with capon, lobster and rib-eye steaks are not, unfortunately, "everyday" type ingredients in my world.)I'll definitely be making copies of a few desserts, though, and I enjoyed reading the narratives at...
  • Lucyzoe
    You just can't go wrong with a recipe book by Ina Garten. The recipes are full of flavor and perfect for home cooks. Most recipes are made up of common grocery store ingredients...with a few exceptions."Something smell really good!" my husband, Jeffrey, exclaims every Friday night when he walks in the door. Most weeks, Jeffrey has been around the world and back and when he walks in that door, I want him to feel that he's really home.Ina offers de...
  • Kjersten
    I have been a Barefoot Contessa fan for a VERY long time! Her shows, her books...what not is there to love about a foodie that is laid back, loves butter and is not afraid to have a family style meal. This book is a good tribute to her cooking style. She does it simply, but with complex and downright good tastes. I was suprised however, that there were many recipes that were okay or not ever again that I had noted after making. I know that many o...
  • Jennifer Landstrom
    Although the dishes in this book are not exactly figure friendly they are all delicious! Everything I have made has come out perfect! Some favorites are caesar club sandwich, roasted pepper & goat cheese sandwiches, cornish hens with cornbread stuffing and garlic &herb tomatoes. If you are planning a party you can open the book and just make the recipe...Ina Garten must test each recipe 10 times to make sure it is always is!What I have ...
  • Noel Gaines
    Oh, the Barefoot Contessa. . . I will be honest, she is a bit snooty. However, snooty or not, her cookbooks are great. I use them mainly as ideas for hors d'oeuvres. She has many great recipes for finger food and party dishes. Also, the cookbooks almost always have great pictures.
  • MichelleMarie
    She had several recipes that looked delicious(ly unhealthy) but I only made one.And will make again and again if the time arrives.The Coconut Cake..... very buttery! which makes for a great moist cake with awesome icing.She actually said it was originally a recipe for cupcakes which I think would be adorable. but the recipe itself it so delightful!p.s. Hope the library doesn't mind the crumbs in the book.... what do you expect?
  • melissa
    I'm pretty much convinced that Ina is on a steady stream on Valium while filming her shows but she has the best cameraman/photographer out there. Since I'm a Food Network junkie I picked this up when it came in to the bookstore I work at. I was surprised - the recipes are incredibly easy and, unlike 99% of tv chefs (like that lush whose show comes on after Barefoot Contessa), they're all recipes that I would actually use.
  • Lindsey
    My favorite recipes: omelet for two, panna cotta w/ balsamic strawberries, chocolate cupcakes w/peanut butter icing, black and white angel food cake, broccoli rabe w/ garlic, parmesan roasted cauliflower, green green spring veggies, zucchini pancakes, portobello lasagna (i received complements that this was one of the best meals my friends had ever eaten, it takes forever to prepare though), & chicken piccata (really good).
  • Liz
    The shrimp bisque and panna cotta with balsamic strawberries are my favorite recipes from the book. Oh, and the fruit crostata was delicious, too. Both the caesar club sandwich and the cornish game hens were good, but, for me, not really worth all the time and effort. Oh, how could I forget? The recipe I make all the time: ribollita! Sometimes it's fantastic, and sometimes it's a little bland, and I don't think I'm doing anything differently....
  • Jeanne
    Count me as a new fan of the Barefoot Contessa! Her recipes are simple and yet delicious-sounding. I've earmarked several to try, including Triple-Berry Muffins, Omelet for Two, Tomato-Feta Salad, Lemon Fusilli with Arugula and Tomato, and Mozzarella-Pesto Panini. And also the Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Sandwiches. This is one cookbook where I think high-quality ingredients will make all the difference. Yum!
  • Jane Anne
    I will always and forever love Ina. Her life with Jeffrey and her blessed home on Martha's Vineyard seem so romantic. These recipes in this book are pure, hearty and marvelous. There is comfort food and hearty staples. She has such good common sense and a simple aesthetic that I find it hard not to admire her craft.
  • Debbie
    Some of these recipes seem dated and some just boring, but for the most part they are recipes I'd like to try. From Eli's Asian Salmon to easy Cheese Danish, I'm sure there are some easy and tasty recipes to try.Ina Garten fills the book with stories and tips for making entertaining easy. Something I really appreciate.
  • Queen
    I love Ina Garten.I love her lovely to be her friend.Her recipes make me look like a good cook. They are simple. I love the pictures that show you how it should all look. I love the layout - the details behind how she cooks... I'm a fan for life. Anything I make of hers is scrumptious. It's a win-win every time.
  • Martha Davenport
    This book is for nesters who love to cook at heart. She spoke straight to me with her fluent description of "home". The recipes are simple staples for everyone, but her little touches bring them to a delicious level. She adopts methods that value quality over convenience in all her recipes, but simplifies the steps. Beautiful photography!