Friday, February 20, 2009

Barefoot Contessa

Many posts ago, way before Christmas, I posted a blog on Ina's new cookbook Back to Basics. I had this on my list, on the fridge, on my bedside table. Well, Santa didn't bring it. Nor, did I get it for Valentine's Day. SO I just decided to go buy it for myself! And I am sooooo happy that I did. I love watching her television show and it is one that I usually tape while at work.
This cookbook is wonderful. She has sections covering everything from cocktails to how to set a table. There is also a chapter on what not to serve your guests, ideas on appetizers and desserts that you do not have to cook. Another chapter features ideas on flavoring your foods with herbs and spices. This is a simple book, using everyday foods. The layout is easy to follow and photos are wonderful!
I plan to spend some time this weekend poring over the new ideas and trying some out on my sweetie!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

OMG, she is by far my fav. I'm going to have to check out her cookbook!

Susan said...

I'm glad you mentioned this book...Santa forgot to leave it here as well... so I may have to get one. Do you have any of her other books?


Meadowsweet Days said...

This was on my Christmas list... and Santa brought it to me! I love Ina Garten... I have all her books and had the pleasure of meeting her several times at the New York Gift Show where she promotes her books and baking items. She's wonderful! Enjoy!


jen said...

I don't know if it's in that book, but she has a cinnamon roll recipe using puff pastry that's the best ever!!
She made them on good morning America...
If you can't find the recipe, let me know and I'll get it for you!!


Terri and Bob said...

I think there are very few pleasures more fun than going through a new cookbook. have fun!

FeeBeeKay said...

You are just right treating yourself Lorri!! Hope you have some fun trying out those recipes this weekend!

Fiona x