I love to cook! I love to watch the Food Network and I love Ina Garten, AKA The Barefoot Contessa. This was the perfect gift for me and I was thrilled when my Sister gave it to me.
The book is not only about cooking, it is about entertaining as only The Barefoot Contessa can do. The book takes you through appetizers, soups, salads, dinners, veggies, desserts, breakfast, party food & assembly, platters, tableware & kitchen equipment, and specialty food by mail order. It does it all with great tips and lovely illustrations.
I have made several of the recipes from the book with great success. The strawberry scones are to die for! I have also made a crudite platter which was awesome with all the fresh vegetables and the assembly was made easy by Ina.
I love trying new recipes and I have had so much fun with this cookbook. I have even shared some of the recipes with my friends (especially those scones!). Great, great cookbook!