I bought this cookbook for my husband who has never spent much time cooking in the kitchen but watches Barefoot Contessa on tv all the time. I thought instead of him bringing me the ideas, now that he's recently retired, he can start preparing meals himself :-) . Very easy to follow, great tips and he is enjoying his new retirement hobby, thanks to Ina.
I love this book, but I have to say, I love anything that Ina Garten writes. Her recipes are very good and very easy to follow. Everything that I have made in this book has been great. This book is good for the beginner thru the professional. The blueberry muffins with strussel topping is great! I love all the tips she gives at the end of the book and the questions that she answers about different cooking terms are wonderful. I received this book as a gift from my sister and if I had not received this book as a gift, I would difinetely buy it on my own. Thank you....
In addtion to the recipes and photos that are great, the additional information is an extra treat. Ina shares cooking tips, shares where items from her studio and favorite cooking utensils come from, and even where you can purchase the same type of decor as in her show.The price was much less on Overstock than I saw at cooking stores and bookstores.
What can I san Ina is the best, and I am grateful that we can get her cookbooks from you at a reasonalbe price. The pictures are beautiful it's like food jumps out of the page at you. I love the FAQs in the back of the book, it's good to know other people have questions that I would like to ask.