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Cook Like a Pro

As America's most trusted and beloved cookbook author, Ina Garten has taught millions of people how to cook. A home cook at heart, Ina knows that cooking and entertaining can be difficult, so to make her recipes simple and streamlined, she tests and retests each recipe until it's as straightforward and delicious as possible.

Although Ina is completely self-taught and doesn't consider herself to be a "professional" cook, she has spent decades working with chefs and learning the techniques that take their cooking to the next level. In Cook Like a Pro, Ina shares some of her most irresistible recipes and very best "pro tips," from the secret to making her custardy, slow-cooked Truffled Scrambled Eggs to the key to the crispiest and juiciest Fried Chicken Sandwiches. Ina will even show you how to make an easy yet showstopping pattern for her Chocolate Chevron Cake--your friends won't believe you decorated it yourself!

For Ina, cooking like a pro also means hosting like a pro, and along with know-how like how to tell when a filet of beef is perfectly cooked, you'll find dozens of other great ideas to boost your cooking and entertaining skills such as how to set up an elegant home bar and how to make an impressive Raspberry Baked Alaska that can be completely prepared ahead of time so all you need to do is finish it for your guests before serving. Beginner and advanced cooks alike will love Ina's delectable recipes, and if you have questions along the way, don't worry--Ina's practical cooking advice talks you through every detail, as though she were right there by your side.

With beautiful photos and a treasury of pro tips that span prepping, making, and serving, as Ina says, "You don't have to be a pro to cook like one!"


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Recipe Index


Autumn Sangria, 24
Classic Daiquiris, updated, 28


Bay Scallop Ceviche, 27
Filet of Beef Carpaccio, 73
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Louis, 32
Sausage & Mushroom Strudels, 34
Sautéed Shishito Peppers, 37
Warm Dates with Blue Cheese & Prosciutto, 31
Warm Marinated Olives, 41


Pork Posole, 55
Tomato & Eggplant Soup, 62


Charlie Bird's Farro Salad, 46
Chicken & Spinach Waldorf Salad, 48
Farro Tabbouleh with Feta, 51
Heirloom Tomatoes with Herbed Ricotta, 65
Israeli Vegetable Salad, 52
Roasted Beet, Butternut Squash & Apple Salad, 58
Tomato & Avocado Salad, 61
Tricolore Salad with Oranges, 66
Tuscan Tomato & Bread Salad, 70


Cauliflower Toast, 74
Turkey Sandwiches with Brussels Sprout Slaw, 69


1770 House Lamb & Chickpea Curry, 109
Baked Pasta with Tomatoes & Eggplant, 83
Chicken Marbella, updated, 84
Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce, 91
Cioppino, 87
Crispy Mustard Chicken & Frisée, 95
Filet of Beef with Mushrooms & Blue Cheese, 98
Flounder Milanese, 101
Fried Chicken Sandwiches, 105
Panko-Crusted Rack of Lamb, 112
Pork Souvlaki with Radish Tzatziki , 115
Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs, 119
Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherries & Port, 122
Roasted Eggplant Parmesan, 125
Shells with Broccoli Rabe & Pancetta, 128
Shrimp & Grits, 130
Spiced Lamb-Stuffed Eggplants, 133
Warm Lobster Rolls, 136


Baked Spinach & Zucchini, 145
Butternut Squash Gratin, 166
Celery Root & Chickpea Purée, 147
Chipotle Parmesan Sweet Corn, 148
Creamy Blue Cheese Grits, 151
Haricots Verts with Hazelnuts & Dill, 152
Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash, 155
Orange-Roasted Rainbow Carrots, 156
Parmesan Pesto Zucchini Sticks, 159
Perfect Basmati Rice, 160
Potato Galette, 162
Roasted Broccoli with Panko Gremolata, 164
Sautéed Savoy Cabbage with Bacon, 169
Warm Brown Rice & Butternut Squash, 170


Campari & Orange Granita, 178
Chocolate Chevron Cake, 180
Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte, 183
Chocolate Sauce, 192
Daniel Rose's Pear Clafouti, 218
Fresh Berries & Sweet Ricotta, 195
Fresh Fig & Ricotta Cake, 201
Fresh Peach Cremolata, 206
Fresh Raspberry Sauce, 265
Moscato Poached Fruit, 205
Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce, 222
Raspberry Baked Alaska, 209
Rum Raisin Apple Strudel, 197
Salted Caramel Sundae, 191
Summer Fruit Tart, 187
Sweetened Whipped Cream, 193
Triple Chocolate Loaf Cakes, 224
Vanilla Brioche Bread Pudding, 221
Vanilla Ice Cream with Limoncello, 227
Vanilla Roasted Rhubarb with Sweet Yogurt, 217


Belgian Waffles & Smoked Salmon, 232
Chocolate Pecan Scones, 252
Fresh Blueberry Rhubarb Jam, 235
Italian Iced Coffee, 241
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Figs, 237
Morning Glory Muffins, 242
Shakshuka with Feta, 238
Short Rib Hash & Eggs, 244
Smoked Salmon Tartines, 247
Truffled Scrambled Eggs, 251


Garlic Toasts, 88


Beef Stock, 260
Buttermilk Herb Mayo, 102
Chicken Stock, 259
Gravlax Sauce, 248
Homemade Ricotta, 264
Homemade Vanilla Extract, 266
Lemon Vinaigrette, 102
Mustard Vinaigrette, 96
Perfect Poached Lobster, 263
Radish Tzatziki, 116
Seafood Stock, 261
Vegetable Stock, 258

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