Ina Garten, bestselling cookbook author and beloved star of Barefoot Contessa television show, is back with her easiest recipes ever. In Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? Ina proves once again that it doesn't take complicated techniques, special equipment, or stops at more than one grocery store to make wonderful dishes for your family and friends. Her newest must-have cookbook is all about saving time and avoiding stress while having fun in the kitchen.
These are not recipes with three ingredients thrown together in five minutes; instead home cooks will find fantastic Barefoot Contessa recipes that are easy to make but still have all that deep, delicious flavour Ina's food is known for - and that makes a meal so satisfying. Think Pink Grapefruit Margaritas served with Smoke Salmon Devilled Eggs - two classics with a twist. For lunch, Ina makes everyone's favourite Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Snap peas with Pancetta. For dinner, try Jeffrey's Roast Chicken (tried and tested!); Steakhouse Steaks, which come out perfectly every time and - with Ina's easy tip - couldn't be simpler; or an Easy Parmesan 'Risotto' that you throw in the oven instead of stirring endlessly on the hob. Finally, Ina's deserts never disappoint - from Red Velvet Cupcakes to Chocolate Pudding Cream Tart.
To top it all off, Ina also shares her best tips for making cooking really easy. She leaves bowls of lemons and limes on the counter not only because they look great but because they also remind her that a squeeze of lemon in a dish brightens the flavours. She shows us the equipment that makes a difference to her - like sharp knives, the right zester, an extra bowl for her electric mixer - and that can help you in your kitchen, too.show more