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Barefoot Contessa At Home

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 provide. In Barefoot Contessa at Home, Ina shares her life in East Hampton, the recipes she loves, and her secrets to making guests feel welcome and comfortable.

For Ina, it’s friends and family–gathered around the dinner table or cooking with her in the kitchen–that really make her house feel like home. Here Ina offers the tried-and-true recipes that she makes over and over again because they’re easy, they work, and they’re universally loved. For a leisurely Sunday breakfast, she has Easy Cheese Danishes or Breakfast Fruit Crunch to serve with the perfect Spicy Bloody Mary. For lunch, she has classics with a twist, such as Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Paninis and Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, which are simply delicious. Then there are Ina’s homey dinners–from her own version of loin of pork stuffed with sautéed fennel to the exotic flavors of Eli’s Asian Salmon. And since Ina knows no one ever forgets what you serve for dessert, she includes recipes for outrageously luscious sweets like Peach and Blueberry Crumble, Pumpkin Mousse Parfait, and Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing.

Ina also lets readers in on her time-tested secrets for cooking and entertaining. Get the inside scoop on everything from what Ina considers when she’s designing a kitchen to menu-planning basics and how to make a dinner party fun (here’s a hint: it doesn’t involve making complicated food!).

Along with beautiful photographs of Ina’s dishes, her home, and the East Hampton she loves, this book is filled with signature recipes that strike the perfect balance between elegance and casual comfort. With her most indispensable collection yet, Ina Garten proves beyond a shadow of doubt that there truly is no place like home.

Autographs are signed on a bookplate.

HARDCOVER | CLARKSON POTTER/PUBLISHERS | 256 PAGES | 2006

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Recipe Index

Drinks

Fresh Peach Bellinis, 237
Fresh Whiskey Sours, 21
Spicy Bloody Marys, 238

Appetizers

Green Herb Dip, 21

Soups

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, 48
Fresh Pea Soup, 42
Mexican Chicken Soup, 34
Ribollita, 38
Shrimp Bisque, 52
Summer Borscht, 30

Salads

Bibb Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing, 70
Blue Cheese Coleslaw, 82
Chicken Salad Véronique, 67
Grilled Tuna Salad, 68
Guacamole Salad, 85
Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing, 64
Jon Snow's Fish Salad, 73
Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, 86
Pesto Pea Salad, 77
Roasted Shrimp & Orzo, 74
Tomato Feta Salad, 81
Warm Duck Salad, 78

Sandwiches

Caesar Club Sandwich, 32
California BLT's, 29
Chicken Salad Sandwiches, 37
Roasted Pepper & Goat Cheese Sandwiches, 46
Smoked Salmon & Egg Salad Tartines, 40
Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini, 51

Dinner

Blue Cheese Burgers, 92
Chicken Piccata, 96
Chicken with Goat Cheese & Basil, 114
Cornish Hens with Cornbread Stuffing, 94
Easy Lobster Paella, 124
Eli's Asian Salmon, 118
Lamb Kebabs with Couscous, 99
Lemon Fusilli with Arugula, 120
Loin of Pork with Fennel, 104
Portobello Mushroom Lasagna, 112
Rib-Eye Steaks with Cornmeal-Fried Onion Rings, 109
Roast Capon, 102
Seafood Gratin, 116
Seared Tuna with Mango Chutney, 122
Stuffed Cabbage, 106
Summer Garden Pasta, 121

Sides

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic, 149
Broccolini & Balsamic Vinaigrette, 135
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, 143
Creamy Roasted Polenta, 147
Garlic & Herb Tomatoes, 130
Green Green Spring Vegetables, 141
Herb-Roasted Onions, 156
Herbed Basmati Rice, 138
Maple Baked Beans, 150
Mustard-Roasted Potatoes, 153
Orange-Honey Glazed Carrots, 133
Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower, 146
Stewed Lentils & Tomatoes, 144
Zucchini Pancakes, 136

Dessert

Beatty's Chocolate Cake, 165
Black & White Angel Food Cake, 184
Caramel Pecan Sundaes, 206
Chocolate Cupcakes & Peanut Butter Icing, 187
Chocolate Sorbet, 183
Coconut Cake, 177
Frozen Berries with Hot White Chocolate, 162
Fruitcake Cookies, 195
Lemon Yogurt Cake, 168
Mixed Berry Pavlova, 173
Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries, 190
Peach & Blueberry Crumbles, 197
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, 170
Pear, Apple & Cranberry Crisp, 200
Pumpkin Mousse Parfait, 180
Summer Fruit Crostata, 203
Ultimate Ginger Cookie, 192

Breakfast

Anna's Orange Marmalade, 232
Blueberry Crumb Cake, 230
Breakfast Fruit Crunch, 226
Chunky Banana Bran Muffins, 216
Cranberry Orange Scones, 214
Easy Cheese Danish, 218
Maple-Roasted Bacon, 225
Omelet for Two, 220
Scrambled Eggs & Salmon, 223
Sunday Morning Oatmeal, 229
Tri-Berry Muffins, 212

Breads

Honey White Bread, 57
Irish Soda Bread, 234
Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread, 154

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