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 Publishers
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction

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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Justin Walshaw
    Alfonso and I decided that we should try cooking together every week... so this is where we'll start. Alfonso is an imaginary person. He doesn't really exist. But if he did, I'm sure he'd make me a lovely sandwich.
  • Lyndsey
    Great cookbook with easy to make recipes! Our cookbook club made lots delicious recipes! We all found this book and the ingredients very accessible and doable.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Leanne Petrin
    One of my favourite things about a Barefoot Contessa cookbook is the little pearls of wisdom she includes throughout, whether it be about how to arrange a platter when entertaining a crowd or making a cozy meal for two.This cookbook has a tonne of my favourites, among which are: Fresh Whiskey Sours, Green herb dip, Caesar club sandwich, Roasted Shrimp and Orzo (a legend in my family), Guacamole salad, Portobello mushroom Lasagna, Garlic & Herb To...
  • Kuster
    My final Ina Garten cookbook for now and one of her oldest that I have on hand. Probably because it's rather aged (published in 2006), the recipes don't seem very enticing and maybe a bit old-fashioned. However, this cookbook does include some rather appealing classic baked goods that I am excited to try.Recipes to try: - Lemon yogurt cake- Chunky banana bran muffins
  • Alison Ivey
    I love these books and find them continually useful. Given that they are very American in approach, ingredients and measurements they still provide great ideas for dishes and occasions. A good adjunct to her tv programs.
  • Rebecca
    Pictures of Recipes? Yes.Commentary on Recipes? Yes.Nutrition Facts? No.Recipe style? Fancy home cooking?Any keepers? Not really. I wasn't really inspired by much in this one. I don't think every cookbook needs her chicken stock recipe.
  • Dayna
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Charley Thyre
    Yummie! Love every recipe I've tried.
  • Daisy
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Lacy
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Jamarcus
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Kassandra
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Jessy
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Debbie
    Good recipes but Serras favorites that I use over and over. Chicken Piccata is my favorite. Good recipes but Serra’s favorites that I use over and over. Chicken Piccata is my favorite.
  • Lsilver
    No ones better than Ina for good simple delicious food. Her recipes are well written and tested. Shes never failed me. No ones better than Ina for good simple delicious food. Her recipes are well written and tested. She’s never failed me.
  • Guy
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Rachel The Baller
    Would be better if she had shoes on
  • Phyllis
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • 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!
  • Kristina Rastelli
    Love Ina!