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Cooking for Jeffrey : A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
by Ina Garten and John M. Hall


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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.
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307464897
  • ISBN-10: 030746489X
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

Even casual fans of Garten (The Barefoot Contessa Parties, Barefoot Contessa at Home, etc.) are familiar with Jeffrey, her beloved husband of over 40 years, who accompanies her on many of her trips near and far in search of culinary inspiration. In her 10th book, she revisits many of those locales in this valentine to her husband. Following the format of her previous books—it all starts with a cocktail—she offers readers simple, tasty recipes that are well suited for entertaining guests, as well as simple dinners for two that can be prepped or even prepared ahead of time. Simple party fare—herbed goat cheese, camembert and prosciutto tartines, a flavor-packed lentil and kielbasa salad—comes together quickly, and can’t-miss mains—cider-roasted pork tenderloins with roasted plum chutney, a poached lobster with tarragon butter—are foolproof. Some dishes, such as roast chicken, meatballs, and roasted potatoes with herbs, will look familiar to devoted followers. Garten’s enthusiasm and thoughtful preparations are hard to resist, and she’s a gregarious and generous hostess, quick to credit those who shared or inspired her recipes for the book. She’s even more likable here as she shares the story of her and Jeffrey’s courtship and marriage, as well as the early days of her namesake restaurant. True to form, this culinary love letter is as warm and comforting as Garten’s dishes. (Oct.)

 
BookPage Reviews

Cooking: Cock of the walk

There are plenty of big-name, beautiful cookbooks coming out this holiday season that are perfect for the gourmet on your gift list. The Red Rooster, Marcus Samuelsson’s thriving restaurant in the heart of Harlem, seems a far cry from his svelte Scandinavian restaurant, Aquavit, but both are products of Samuelsson’s unique culinary genius. Harlem is his home now; he’s wild about the food, the people and the history, and his new book, The Red Rooster Cookbook, celebrates the place where his pickled herring gets along well with cornbread. Vibrantly eclectic is an understatement for the mix of recipes here, from Fried Yardbird and Brown Butter Biscuits to Puerco en Cerveza, Trout with Ginger and Citrus and Ethiopian-Spiced Lamb. As a delicious treat, Samuelsson walks us though the lively Harlem scene in lyrical essays studded with photos.

A CHEF AT HOME
The “restaurant chef cooks at home” style of cookbook is very popular, but some are hardly believable. Nancy Silverton’s new cookbook is. She loves to cook at home for friends and family, and now that she’s established her flourishing restaurant empire, she’s had time to pour her zeal into a new cookbook. Mozza at Home is her ode to the joys of home-cooked dinners served at a big table piled with platters of food, all at room temperature, mostly made ahead. She offers over 150 recipes organized into 18 meals, plus one -Umbrian feast. Choose from among these tempting dishes, follow Nancy’s instructions, and host and guests will be happy, relaxed and very well fed.

BAKING WITH BITTMAN
The prolific Mark Bittman is back with How to Bake Everything. This time, he’s taking on the cooking domain often viewed as too rigid and precise for the casual cook and Bittman-ized it, showing us what is negotiable and what isn’t, focusing on simple core recipes with lots of variations, along with charts, lists and illustrations. His aim is to turn us all into confident, creative bakers who can improvise, adapt and customize, whether baking a tart, a cake, cookies, flatbread, a crusty baguette or a flaky croissant. 

TOP PICK IN COOKING
You can never go wrong with Ina Garten. Cooking for Jeffrey, Garten’s latest, is a deeply personal tribute to her beloved Jeffrey, husband of nearly five decades, stalwart supporter and muse. There are new recipes from the imaginative Garten and updates of “Jeffrey-tested” classics. Brisket with Onions and Leeks and an Herb and Apple Bread Pudding that’s perfect for Thanksgiving are treasured treats from the past. More recent Jeffrey-inspired dishes include Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops, Roast Chicken with Radishes and Bourbon Honey Cake. This is Garten at her foolproof, fabulous best.

 

This article was originally published in the November 2016 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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