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Cooking for Jeffrey

For America’s bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten there is no greater pleasure than cooking for the people she loves—and particularly for her husband, Jeffrey. She has been cooking for him ever since they were married forty-eight years ago, and the comforting, delicious meals they shared became the basis for her extraordinary career in food.

Ina’s most personal cookbook yet, Cooking for Jeffrey is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often as well as charming stories from Ina and Jeffrey’s many years together. There are traditional dishes that she’s updated, such as Brisket with Onions and Leeks, and Tsimmes, a vegetable stew with carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and prunes, and new favorites, like Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and Roasted Salmon Tacos. You’ll also find wonderful new salads, including Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad and Kale Salad with Pancetta and Pecorino.

Desserts range from simple Apple Pie Bars to showstoppers like Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel. For the first time, Ina has included a chapter devoted to bread and cheese, with recipes and tips for creating the perfect cheese course. With options like Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschettas and Challah with Saffron, there’s something everyone will enjoy. From satisfying lunches to elegant dinners, here are the recipes Ina has tested over and over again, so you too can serve them with confidence to the people you love.

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Recipe Index


Aperol Spritzer, 22
Dark Rum Southsides, 35
French 75, 32
Limoncello Vodka Collins, 27


Butternut Squash & Ricotta Bruschettas, 57
Butternut Squash Hummus, 36
English Oat Crackers, 189
Fig & Goat Cheese Bruschettas, 171
Fried Oysters with Lemon Saffron Aioli, 30
Herbed Fromage Blanc, 41
Herbed Goat Cheese, 178
Parmesan & Chipotle Popcorn, 38
Perfect Potato Pancakes, 25
Port Wine Prunes with Stilton & Walnuts, 180
Smoked Salmon Pizzas, 28
Spiced Pecans, 168
Warm Vacherin, 190


"16 Bean" Pasta e Fagioli, 70
Asparagus & Fennel Soup, 66


Arugula with Prosciutto & Burrata, 54
Fiesta Corn & Avocado Salad, 76
Kale Salad with Pancetta & Pecorino, 48
Lentil & Kielbasa Salad, 64
Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad, 46
Tarragon Shrimp Salad, 82
Tomato Carpaccio, 52


Camembert & Prosciutto Tartines, 51
Spicy Sweet Potato Empanadas, 72


Anna's Tomato Tart, 79
Brisket with Onions & Leeks, 96
Cider-Roasted Pork Tenderloins with Roasted Plum Chutney, 106
Crusty Baked Shells & Cauliflower, 126
Filet Mignon with Mustard & Mushrooms, 104
Fish & Lobster Cakes, 121
Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables, 99
Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops, 108
Orecchiette with Farm Stand Pasta Sauce, 112
Perfect Poached Lobster & Corn with Tarragon Butter, 117
Rigatoni with Sausage & Fennel, 114
Roast Chicken with Radishes, 93
Roasted Italian Meatballs, 110
Roasted Ratatouille with Polenta, 128
Roasted Salmon Tacos, 118
Roasted Vegetable Paella, 101
Shrimp & Swordfish Curry, 124
Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken, 90
Zucchini & Leek Frittata, 75


Artichokes with Lemon Tarragon Aioli, 61
Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes, 154
Couscous with Pine Nuts & Mint, 144
Creamy Parmesan Polenta, 140
Fresh Corn Pancakes, 150
Herb & Apple Bread Pudding, 152
Italian White Beans & Escarole, 148
Kasha Varnishkes with Wild Mushrooms, 147
Parmesan Roasted Zucchini, 134
Roasted Broccolini, 162
Roasted Plum Chutney, 176
Roasted Vine Tomatoes, 137
Root Vegetable Gratin, 138
Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts, 160
Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Parmesan, 158
Tsimmes, 157
Tuscan Roasted Potatoes & Lemon, 143


Apple Pie Bars, 214
Bourbon Honey Cake, 210
Cherry Pistachio Biscotti, 182
Chocolate Crème Brûlée, 231
Devil's Food Cake with Coffee Meringue Buttercream, 225
Fresh Peach Cobbler, 235
Frozen Hot Chocolate, 240
Frozen Mocha Mousse, 218
Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake, 232
Pecan Rum Raisin Ice Cream, 228
Prune Armagnac Clafouti, 222
Pumpkin Flan with Maple Caramel, 201
Raspberry Rhubarb Crostata, 205
Raspberry Roasted Applesauce, 220
Sparkling Grapefruit Granita, 217
Spicy Hermit Bars, 238
Vanilla Cream Cheese Pound Cake, 208
Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel, 198


Challah with Saffron, 173
Irish Guinness Brown Bread, 186

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