The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten is filled with wonderful recipes and beautiful photographs. Garten, who used to own the East Hampton specialty food store The Barefoot Contessa, shares catering secrets and time-saving tips for making uncomplicated but delicious recipes at home.
A few of my favorite recipes include: Fresh Corn Salad, Szechuan Noodles, Perfect Roast Chicken, Outrageous Brownies, and Coconut Cupcakes, but there are many, many others. Recipes that I’m looking forward to trying are: Lobster Potpie, Indonesian Ginger Chicken, Caramelized Butternut Squash, Maple Oatmeal Scones, and Chocolate Buttercream Cake. The cookbook is broken down into the following chapters: Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Dinner, Vegetables, Desserts, Breakfast. 256 pages, published in 1999.