Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 06, Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves: cooking. I actually picked up a copy of Ina Garten's cookbook Barefoot in Paris from my local library- instead of buying cookbook after cookbook, I borrow them for the library for a test run, and read through the whole book. Unsurprisingly, the recipes in this book are fantastic, and the tips on the side margins always useful. When I read this book I can hear Ina in the back of my head instructing along; she has a comforting and all knowing voice, and it is clear that she loves the food that she is making I actually picked up a copy of Ina Garten's cookbook Barefoot in Paris from my local library- instead of buying cookbook after cookbook, I borrow them for the library for a test run, and read through the whole book.
When I read this book I can hear Ina in the back of my head instructing along; she has a comforting and all knowing voice, and it is clear that she loves the food that she is making. Throughout the book, Ina laces in useful instructional sections, such as how to choose wine, how to set a lovely table, how to choose flowers, or cookware, or cheese. The recipes are honest and flavorful, pared down to using simple ingredients and allowing their flavor to be the main element of the dish.
The photography is pretty and enticing, and makes you want immediately to reach through the pages and tuck in. Or at least inspires you to gather the ingredients and get into the kitchen! The resource section in the back is a useful model that other cookbooks should have as well- nice pictures of some particular french ingredients that you will want to try, as well as french cookware that could be useful.
She also has a small section of tried and true places to shop in Paris. My only wish would be that this resource section be expanded! Jan 01, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: paris-je-t-aime , food-and-drink. Much like one of Emeril's cookbooks I was excited for, this one disappointed me for the same reasons. Unlike Emeril's book though, I had the foresight to check this out from the library before purchasing.
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I am a huge Francophile and love anything French. I was super excited to see this book and make some of this food at home. Trouble is, I can't. The ti Much like one of Emeril's cookbooks I was excited for, this one disappointed me for the same reasons. It's true that someone with more cooking experience than I may do well with this book, but I am not an idiot and can usually follow a recipe. This was both pretty complicated and pretty expensive in what it required from its ingredients.
The book also uses a lot lot lot of pages describing how to set a table like the French, which flowers to buy, which markets are good if you ever go there, French daily routine, artsy pictures of furnishings, etc. It's a nice thought, but when I'm buying a cookbook I'd rather get more bang for my buck recipe-wise -- I'd buy a lifestyle book if I was looking for the rest of that.
Now if I could just find something in this same format with French dishes, I'd be a happy cook. Jun 24, Megan M rated it it was amazing. One of my favorites book to read through when I am feeling a bit uninspired. Unlike many books by famous cooks, this book is full of gorgeous photos of FOOD, rather than pictures of the chef laughing at some unknown joke or the chef with their children or the chef reclining with friends on a couch. I like to know what the recipe on the page is going to make and I love just looking at food.
Cookbooks should be about food, not the chef. Ina Garten makes simple but elegant food with great ingredient One of my favorites book to read through when I am feeling a bit uninspired. Ina Garten makes simple but elegant food with great ingredients. If you need inspiration, her cookbooks are perfect. View 2 comments. Sep 18, Meaghan O'Malley rated it it was amazing. I read cookbooks. Ina Garten is one of my favorite Food Network chefs, but I also appreciate her style, her patience with food and the ease with which she describes and executes fantastic meals.
This book is especially romantic, given that it's all food inspired by her travels in Paris. It reminds me of living overseas and all of the fre I read cookbooks. It reminds me of living overseas and all of the fresh food available. Not a preservative in sight! Oct 23, Diane Zwang rated it really liked it Shelves: cookbook. French String Beans Haricots Verts page Great make again. Caramelized Shallots page Delicious make again. Croque Monsieur page Grilled cheese need I say more. Pear Clafouti page Made with apples. Must like custard for this one. Cheese Puffs page This technique did not work for me.
Chocolate Truffles page I haven't met a truffle I didn't like. Elephant Ears Palmiers page Great, easy, delicious. Make again with cinnamon. Lemon Chicken made without croutons. Moroccan Couscous served with lemon chicken. Fair amount of chopping involved but worth it. Lemon Meringue Tart page For advanced baker. Great tasting. Had a few mishaps. Provencal Vegetable Soup page Great, delicious, make again. Winter Squash Soup page Good but not great. Missing something but I don't know what. Vegetable Tian page simply delicious. Make it. Jan 22, Jenny Novel Idea rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in Ina Garten is one of my favorite celebrity chefs.
I could hear her voice while I was reading. I have been obsessed with French cooking and saw this at my library. It is definitely one I will be purchasing to add to my cookbook collection. The pictures of all the gorgeous food were amazing. I loved each little introduction for all of the recipes. The side notations of extra tips were great.
This was pretty good but not up to Ina's usual standard. The sauce has a nice flavour but it is a bit one note as it is a bit lacking in acidity. I would add some green peppercorns with a bit of their brine to elevate the flavour profile a little. Otherwise this was just ok. The white beans really stand out for their flavour, textures, and how well they compliment the lamb. I thought the amount of herbs would interfere with the mellow flavour of the beans, but they complimented them perfectly.
I used dried navy beans and they worked just fine but took a bit longer to cook than suggested about an hour. Lamb wise I found my 2 kg lamb was a bit overdone at the 1h15 mark. Eventhough it was a touch overdone it was just delicious. I also removed most of the fat cap and I don't think the lamb was dry at all. That said, I did brush the top with about 1.
You could also up the number of carrots to surround the roast with. This is regularly the dinner my partner requests as a "special meal," i. It's not "light cooking" by any stretch of the imagination. Ina recommends cutting the scallops in two if you get sea scallops; I don't do this, because then you'd need to do the scallops in batches, which I think is a little much.
After taking the scallops out of the pan, I tend to boil down the sauce so it's thicker. This is a wonderful quick dish. My husband requests this for a special dinner. Served with thick sliced potatoes microwaved for 3 minutes and then browned in bacon fat. Mushrooms and salad with a white wine. Love this recipe. There are 2 of us so I make a full batch of lentils and freeze half. Pg This version of hollandaise is much simpler and stays emulsified perfectly. I would suggest cutting the salt a little bit and doubling the lemon juice. You can fiddle with it to taste of course.
The technique makes this a real winner. The flavour of this was great, with a nice oniony bite and delicious zucchini that retain some texture. You pureed the onion to please Jinny so it wasn't too chunky, which impacted the texture a bit. Don't do this in future. This was great, nice tang to cut the sweetness of the beets. The orange and thyme were a great touch, and the roating actually gave a nice crunch.
I ended up roasting for closer to 50 minutes. Spencer isn't a big fan of beets so this wasn't a huge hit for him.
Simple but if you like brussel sprouts you will love this. Crank the heat at end to finalize the caramelization. We love this recipe. First time I made it for friends and they really loved it. About five years later, made it again and it was great.
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The pancetta and golden raisins are particularly delicious. I like Delys77's idea to finalize the caramelization though the original recipe is delicious too. This is very tasty. The non cauliflower lovers or should I say picky eaters in my family really like this. This, and her spinach gratin, has made an appearance at my Christmas table for many, many years.
Can be made the day before and popped in the oven. I make this exactly once a year. It is very rich, but perfect for the occasion. Came together very easily.
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That said, I think I prefer a good English cauliflower cheese. The presentation is only so so because of the extensive white. Delicious, and good for getting both your carb and veg in the same dish. If you roast the vegetables the day before while doing something else, this comes together very quickly. Delicious side wish combo of starch and veggies.
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It did make a lot of couscous. Good flavour and super simple. You can cut the onions and peppers to large dice as the roasting will make them manageable. I love the combination of potato and celery root, it just screams fall to me. In the past I have made Dorie's version, which is very similar except that she recommends you puree the whole batch in the food processor. While this is expedient, the result is slightly gummy potato. Ina's approach of ricing the potato and pureeing the celery root separately then combining is a much better way to go.
Fabulous side! The first time I made this, maybe 5 years ago, we thought that it was really good. Over then, we've kinda both developed an aversion to celery root. This has a nice texture and tastes strongly of celery. If that sounds good to you, I'd definitely recommend it. This was a delicious side to mustard chicken. Kind of a lot of dishes to do, though. Really delicious side, excellent, lightly and almost herbal alternative to mashed potatoes.
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Ricing the potatoes definitely the way to go, and I pureed the celery root in the Vitamix, so they were silky smooth good enough to be a side on their own, though slightly less complex from a flavor profile. I love to make this with a mixture of potatoes red, gold, purple.
If some potatoes are larger, cut them in half. Any fresh herb or mixture works well, even if you just one one like parsley. Really delicious. We love this sauce. I used Bonne Maman raspberry jam, which is sweeter than Smuckers, and strained it, which required over a jar to get 1 cup of strained jam. Maybe I'll skip the straining next time.
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Brand new: lowest price The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. About Movie Mars. See details. See all 5 brand new listings. Buy It Now. Add to cart. Whether shared in a cozy French bistro or in your own home, the romance and enduring appeal of French country cooking is irrefutable. Here is the book that helps you bring that spirit, those evocative dishes, into your own home.
What Ina Garten is known foron her Food Network show and in her three previous bestselling booksis adding a special twist to familiar dishes, while also streamlining the recipes so you spend less time in the kitchen but still emerge with perfection. And that's exactly what she offers in Barefoot in Paris. Her vichyssoise is brightened with the addition of zucchini, and her chocolate mousse is deeply flavored with the essence of orange.
All of these dishes are true to their Parisian roots, but all offer something specialand are thoroughly delicious, completely accessible, and the perfect fare for friends and family. Barefoot in Paris is suffused with Ina's love of the city, of the bustling outdoor markets and alluring little shops, of the bakeries and fromageries and charcuteriesof the wonderful celebration of food that you find on every street corner, in every neighborhood.
So take a trip to Paris with the perfect guidethe Barefoot Contessa herselfin her most personal book yet. Additional Product Features Dewey Edition. Show More Show Less. Add to Cart. Any Condition Any Condition. See all Compare similar products. You Are Viewing. Trending Price New. Show less Show more. People who bought this also bought. Nonfiction Books.