Monday, November 9, 2009

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner~

~Ina Garten~
Barefoot Contessa at Home
Ina Garten's cookbooks are my all time favorites. Her recipes have never disappointed. They are easy to follow and you don't need to travel to a large city for the ingredients.
~Barefoot Contessa Parties~
No, the Barefoot Contessa isn't coming to my home for dinner...eeegads, can you imagine?

~The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook~
Time and time again when I am looking for something special, when planning a dinner party or when putting together a holiday menu these are the books that I can depend on.

~Barefoot Contessa Family Style~
I anxiously await a new book by the Contessa. Is there one? I have no idea, but she can't stop her!. If I could have dinner with one of today's many fabulous cooks out there-I would have to pick Ina. Of course I would have to plan ahead and save my cream and butter rations.

~Barefoot in Paris~
Barefoot in Paris is like a guided tour of Ina's favorites. Wouldn't you love sharing a glass of red wine in her Paris apartment?

~Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics~
Simple recipes, simple ingredients, the dishes we all love and love to prepare.
Start with two sticks of unsweetened butter and a cup of heavy cream...
"Now, how bad can that be"?

The Barefoot Contessa


  1. Well, it could be worse. I too love her books and her simple recipes.
    Enjoy your dinner guest!

  2. Aside from enjoying her easy recipes, I also like Ina for her easy casual style. She makes decorating a table and entertaining look so so easy and yet, elegant. I know someone who went to one of her book signings and said she is so genuine, and will take the time to speak with people. Lovely lady, she is.

  3. I adore her, too: her books, her show, her sweet personality! Imagine how much fun it would be to cook with her. xo Gigi

  4. As many cookbooks as I own, I don't own any of hers :( Now I'm going to have to look for a few of them.

  5. Now I have to pick up one of her books! Thanks.

  6. This Ina would love to join you and the "other" Ina! xoxo

  7. I love Ina and her recipes. I was fortunate a few years back to be able to attend one of her book signings at Crate and Barrel. xo

  8. Love her and her cook books, I have a few and her recipes do not disappoint.

  9. I still cook with butter, I can't help it nothing else is the same in a great recipe!

  10. I also don't have any of her books but am seeing her pop up more and more. Looks like it's time to invest... butter and cream... what could be better! And have you seen her kitchen "barn"??? TO die for!!

  11. It sounds like I need these cookbooks Debra, xv.

  12. Sounds like Ina's a very welcome assistant to you in the kitchen Debra. Its great when you can find an author who's recipes just gel with the way you like to eat & present food.
    Millie ^_^


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