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Publication Order of Barefoot Contessa Books

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barefoot Contessa Parties! (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barefoot Contessa Family Style (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barefoot in Paris (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barefoot Contessa at Home (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make It Ahead (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cooking for Jeffrey (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cook Like a Pro (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Comfort Food (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Go-To Dinners (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cookbooks

Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Desserts (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Low Carb Snacks (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ina Rosenberg Garten is an American cooking, food and wine enthusiast, author and host of “Barefoot Contessa,” a cooking show on the “Food Network.” She first got interested in cooking when her mother in law bought her the cookbook series “Time Life” which would become a huge influence in her later work.
Later on, she used the feedback from customers and friends and her own intuition to refine her famous recipes. Rosenberg was born in Brooklyn New York to a Jewish family though she would spend much of her childhood living in Connecticut.

Her father was otolaryngology surgeon Charles H. Rosenberg and her mother was a dietician. Growing up, her parents encouraged her to do well in school and she did well in the sciences. She has since used her scientific mind to experiment with her recipes.

As a fifteen year old, she went to visit her brother who was a student at Dartmouth College and it was there that she met Jeffrey Garten who would become her future husband. When she graduated from high school, she proceeded to enroll at New York’s Syracuse University but soon after quit to get married.

The two lovebirds would go on to live in Washington where Ina Rosenberg finally earned her bachelor’s degree. While living in Washington, Garten found a job at the Whitehouse, even as she worked on earning her masters while her husband found employment with the State Department.

She began work as a low ranking aid and worked hard to ultimately work in the Office of Budget and Management. She would eventually work as a budget analyst and wrote policy papers and the nuclear energy budgets for two presidents.

While her job paid well, she started thinking that she could be doing something more fun and creative that writing nuclear policies and budgets. It was at this time that she stumbled upon a newspaper ad for a specialty food store that was being sold.

She got her husband and together they went to Long Island where she bought the store even though she had no experience in any business let alone the food business. With cold feet starting to set in she made a low ball offer and was elated when the owner accepted it.

After more than eighteen years running her specialty food store and perfecting her chicken salads and baguettes, “Barefoot Contessa” became a popular food store renowned for its style and delicious food.

In 1996, she decided that she was ready for something new and sold the store to the chef and manager. Sitting on her hands, she took an office above the food store and started writing a cookbook. Her debut cookbook was the 1999 published “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook,” which she asserts was one of the most fulfilling things she ever did.

The work went on to become a bestseller and she followed it up with several more cookbooks before she was invited to be the host of “Barefoot Contessa” on the “Food Network.” By 2015, she had more than ten cookbooks to her name and thousands of shows under her belt.

She also writes columns for the likes of “House Beautiful,” the “Oprah Magazine,” “Food Network magazine” and “Martha Stewart Living.” She currently makes her home in the Hamptons in New York.

Ina Rosenberg’s “Barefoot Contessa at Home” follows the author who chronicles her life living in the Hamptons, her secrets for making guests feel comfortable and welcomes the delicious recipes she makes.

For Rosenberg, it’s family and friends cooking with her in the kitchen or gathered around the kitchen table that make her feel that her house is a home.
The author provides her secret recipes that have delighted family and friends to readers who need something delicious for an easy weekend meal. She has easy Breakfast Fruit Crunch and Cheese Danishes that go well with a Spicy Bloody Mary.

For Lunch, she makes the classics including the delicious Old Fashioned Potato Salad, Tomato, Pesto Paninis and Mozzarella.
For dinners, she has a range of homely dishes that include Elis’s Asian Salmon, and sauteed fennel as stuffing of the delicious loin of pork.
For dessert, there are a range of delicious recipes for the likes of Peanut Butter Icing, Blueberry and Peach Crumble, Chocolate Cupcakes and Pumpkin Mousse Parfait.

Ina also lets us in on her entertaining and time tested secrets for cooking. What readers will love is that you get the scoop on everything from how to have a fun dinner party, to menu planning basics and designing a kitchen.

Ina Rosenberg’s “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook” is a work in which the author finally shars most of the secrets of her very popular specialty food store. She finally lets out the secrets of the style and energy that made her store one of the most special places with more than 160 breathtaking photographs and dozens of recipes.

Some of her favorite recipes make use of everyday ingredients even though the result is a very delicious food. What I loved best is the Pan-Fried Onion Dip with the fresh sour cream and car-amelized onions.

The tomato soup which is another delicacy that you will enjoy is made from fresh basil and oven roasted tomatoes to make for some very intense flavors. Her meat loaf is an excellent dish that is healthier than those of your grandmother, as it is made with fresh herbs and ground turkey.
The flaky and light Maple-Oatmeal Scones are baked with real maple syrup, whole wheat and rolled oats. Most of these can be made at home with common ingredients you can find at the grocery store.

Ina Garten has said that it was from her days working for the food store that she got many of the ideas that make for the excellent recipes in this cookbook.

Ina Garten’s “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics” focuses on the many techniques behind her easy entertaining style and elegant food that offers more than a 100 new recipes that will become the food connoisseur’s favorite.

The authors’ cookbooks have consistently offered subtle sophisticated and accessible recipes ranging from simple home cooking to delicious made easy French recipes. In this work, she breaks down her ideas about flavors and examines the techniques and ingredients that are the foundation of her refined and easy style.

She writes about the essentials from professional advice on how to make entertaining, cooking and baking a breeze, what not to serve at a party to how to enhance the flavors of your ingredients.

Easy Sticky Buns, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, and Lobster Corn Chowder have always been my favorite as they transform everyday ingredients into elegant meals that anyone can make.

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