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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is the essential Ina Garten cookbook, focusing on the techniques behind her elegant food and easy entertaining style, and offering nearly a hundred brand-new recipes that will become trusted favorites.

Ina Garten’ s bestselling cookbooks have consistently provided accessible, subtly sophisticated recipes ranging from French classics made easy to delicious, simple home cooking. In Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina truly breaks down her ideas on flavor, examining the ingredients and techniques that are the foundation of her easy, refined style.

Here Ina covers the essentials, from ten ways to boost the flavors of your ingredients to ten things not to serve at a party, as well as professional tips that make successful baking, cooking, and entertaining a breeze. The recipes—crowd-pleasers like Lobster Corn Chowder, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, and Easy Sticky Buns—demonstrate Ina’s talent for transforming fresh, easy-to-find ingredients into elegant meals you can make without stress.

For longtime fans, Ina delivers new insights into her simple techniques; for newcomers she provides a thorough master class on the basics of Barefoot Contessa cooking plus a Q&A section with answers to the questions people ask her all the time. With full-color photographs and invaluable cooking tips, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics is an essential addition to the cherished library of Barefoot Contessa cookbooks.

Autographs are signed on a bookplate.

HARDCOVER | CLARKSON POTTER/PUBLISHERS | 272 PAGES | 2008

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Recipe Index

Drinks

Campari Orange Spritzer, 33
Juice of a Few Flowers, 37
Mango Banana Daiquiris, 47
Pomegranate Cosmopolitans, 41
Sunrise Smoothies, 224

Appetizers

Bruschetta with Peppers & Gorgonzola, 48
Gravlax with Mustard Sauce, 34
Parmesan & Thyme Crackers, 30
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, 38
Savory Palmiers, 43

Soups

Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp, 66
Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup, 59
Homemade Chicken Stock, 61
Italian Wedding Soup, 72
Lobster Corn Chowder, 55
Pappa al Pomodoro, 68
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup & Curry Condiments, 70
Roasted Potato Leek Soup, 63

Salads

Cape Cod Chopped Salad, 78
Creamy Cucumber Salad, 85
Mache with Warm Brie & Apples, 98
Old-Fashioned Carrot Salad, 81
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette, 88
Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese, 96
Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad, 90

Sandwiches

Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches, 138
Truffled Filet of Beef Sandwiches, 94

Dinner

Baked Shrimp Scampi, 128
Bay Scallop Gratins, 132
Chicken Bouillabaisse, 111
Company Pot Roast, 117
Coq au Vin, 115
Dinner Spanakopitas, 149
Easy Sole Meunière, 131
French Bistro Steaks with Provençal Butter, 122
Herb-Marinated Loin of Pork, 126
Indonesian Grilled Swordfish, 135
Mustard-Roasted Fish, 136
Niman Ranch Burgers, 120
Parker's Beef Stew, 124
Pasta with Pecorino & Pepper, 143
Prosciutto Roasted Bass with Autumn Vegetables, 141
Roasted Turkey Roulade, 109
Spring Green Risotto, 147
Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter, 152
Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts, 92
Tuscan Lemon Chicken, 106
Warm Goat Cheese in Phyllo, 86
White Pizzas with Arugula, 82
Wild Mushroom Risotto, 144

Sides

Baked Potatoes with Yogurt & Sour Cream, 166
Baked Sweet Potato "Fries", 180
Celery Root & Apple Purée, 169
Chive Risotto Cakes, 174
Confetti Corn, 160
Creamy Cheddar Grits, 163
Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash, 158
Orange Pecan Wild Rice, 164
Oven-Roasted Vegetables, 171
Pan-Roasted Root Vegetables, 176
Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, 172
Roasted Parsnips & Carrots, 179
Roasted Tomatoes with Basil, 183

Dessert

Affogato Sundaes, 217
Apple Dried Cherry Turnovers, 196
Baked Chocolate Pudding, 281
Brownie Pudding, 218
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, 198
French Apple Tart, 191
French Chocolate Bark, 200
Fresh Lemon Mousse, 194
Fresh Raspberry Gratins, 210
Honey Vanilla Fromage Blanc, 206
Honey Vanilla Pound Cake, 208
Old-Fashioned Gingerbread, 202
Plum Crunch, 205
Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream, 212
Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies, 214

Breakfast

Bagels with Smoked Salmon & Whitefish Salad, 238
Baked Blintzes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce, 230
Blueberry Streusel Muffins, 244
Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits, 228
Country French Omelet, 227
Easy Sticky Buns, 240
Easy Strawberry Jam, 250
Fruit Salad with Limoncello, 248
Homemade Granola Bars, 242
Homemade Muesli with Red Berries, 234
Tri-Berry Oven Pancakes, 237

Breads

Date Nut Spice Bread, 246
Garlic Ciabatta Bread, 184

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