Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas And Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
  • Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas And Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
  • Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas And Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
  • Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas And Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
  • Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas And Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
  • Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas And Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
ISBN: 0609606441
EAN13: 9780609606445
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 27, 2001
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 10.2" L x 7.6" W
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

After more than twenty years of running Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, Ina Garten published her first collection of recipes. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook was an overnight sensation, but it's the kind of success that can only be grounded in years of experience. In it, Ina shared her ideas for familiar food but with outstanding flavor and -- most important of all -- recipes that really work.

Now, with Barefoot Contessa Parties Ina shares secrets she has gleaned from her years not only as a caterer but as a dedicated party giver. The keyword here is fun. Ina's parties are easy to prepare and fun for everyone, including the host. Forget those boring Saturday-night dinners that just won't end. With Ina's advice, you're certain to have all your friends saying, Wasn't that fun

Ina has packed Barefoot Contessa Parties with plans for pulling off parties like a pro, stories about her own parties, and tips on assembling food (rather than cooking everything) and organizing like a caterer. In the spring you can invite your friends to a party where they all make their own pizzas. Come summer, it's into the garden for a lunch with grilled lamb and pita sandwiches that guests assemble themselves. In the autumn, when it's not Thanksgiving, Ina roasts a fresh turkey, which her friends enjoy with popovers and a creamy spinach gratin. Read More chevron_right

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   Anything I can do, Ina makes better!
I own three of Ina Garten's cookbooks and they are all my go-to treasures, Hail Mary, Rock Star. In an age where we can look up any recipe in seconds, this are still the cookbooks you need to have on hand, along with all of them. Okay, seriously, any of Ina Garten's cookbooks really fits this category. She is brilliant, reliable, honest... perfect! Her advice makes sense. Ina Garten is the Julia Child of this time and I lived for Julia Child. You may look at the published date and think h no, this has passed its shelf life NOPE! '' She gives more current tips in a single page than all the timeless ones on the market on an entire website!
 
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   Barefoot Contessa "Parties"
I own all the Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks. It is impossible to goof with her excellent instructions, easy to follow ingredients and books! Looking forward to the delivery of her latest November 2012, Foolproof to add my library. Parties is a wonderful collection of just the right dishes to serve at home or bring to a friend's home. I have been cooking my way through her books and have a very happy hubby to prove it! One of my favorite parties is one of my favorites! I wouldn 't hesitate to purchase this book. Cooking these recipes makes me look really good to my family and friends as a home cook, as they really enjoy what I serve!
 
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   Another one to add to your collection
Over the years, I bought my fair share of cookbooks. In fact, so many that when I moved, I gleaned my collection and sent a few to the local charity. I checked this one from the library and used so many of the recipes that I finally broke and bought my own copy! The recipes are simple to understand and have been used to entertain both the family and the friends.
 
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   Dinner Parties That Allow The Host To Socialize Also
The recipes allow time for socializing and the food is imaginative and the party is enjoyed by all.
 
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   NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
I bought this book thinking that it would lead me how to host a dinner party with a few recipes thrown in. There are suggestions such as prepare in advance, stay cool... Let's say I learned absolutely nothing! The book is just a series of recipes with a bit of chit chat thrown in, reflecting Ina's privileged life and dropping names of famous people who have come to her home because of her well-connected husband. You can bet that she always had a bunch of people working the kitchen, which most people, including myself, don 't have. In addition, this book was written 20 years ago and the recipes show their age and have nothing new that we don 't already know. Roast Turkey '' anyone? No Italian, Indian, Spanish, South American... Oh, and the Asian is spaghetti with pesto!Not recommended at any level and a waste of money for me!
 
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   Ina Keeping It Simple Yet Beautiful
I am one of Ina's biggest fans and have tried many of her recipes. I saw this cookbook on Amazon and had to buy it! This book covers many ideas for entertaining and making parties a good choice if you are into this type of food preparation.
 
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   One of my all time favorite cookbooks! I have over 500!!
This book was part of my niece's bridal shower gift. I love the Barefoot Contessa and have every one of her books. They are delicious and the recipes are awesome and fairly easy to prepare. This book, I purchased, is one of my favorites. It is packed with totally delicious recipes for a party or entertaining on a smaller scale. I can not tell you how many times I made her spinach gratin or strawberry country cake or the roast loin of Pork with Fennel. The Pasta Pesto and Peas is a great side dish and a wonderful addition to any meal and especially summer barbecues! I could go on and on, but see how wonderful this book is for you and all the Barefoot Contessa books!
 
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   Great cookbook with ideas for party planning
I started to go through my old purchases and noticed that I bought it in 2003!! I decided to write a review. I have several of Ina's cookbooks. I always enjoy looking for the pictures and for each recipe she has a little story or history. I LOVE her recipe for spinach gratin!
 
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   I love all her books
I love her books. This is the only one I did not have, it contains so much information about parties as it means, but also comes with family and friends, good ideas, recipes and suggestions.
 
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