For this week Cookbook review, we bring you a book from one of the most trusted and beloved cookbook authors of America. Ina Garten Cook Like A Pro is the newest cookbook from the Barefoot Contessa. In her new cookbook, Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, that will give any home cook more confidence in the kitchen.
A home cook at heart, Ina knows that cooking and entertaining can be difficult. So to make her recipes simple and streamlined, she tests each recipe until it’s as straightforward and delicious as possible. In Ina Garten Cook Like a Pro, Ina shares some of her most irresistible recipes and very best “pro tips,” from the secret to making her custardy, slow-cooked Truffled Scrambled Eggs to the key to the crispiest and juiciest Fried Chicken Sandwiches. In this cookbook, Ina will even show you how to make an easy yet showstopping pattern for her Chocolate Chevron Cake.
We all know that Ina makes delicious recipes, but in our opinion what sets her apart is her approach to food. A home cook’s champion that is always trying to find smart shortcuts, or new tricks to make things more delicious in the kitchen.
For Ina, cooking like a pro also means hosting like a pro! In, Cook Like A Pro Cookbook, you will learn dozens of great ideas to boost your cooking and entertaining skills. Such as how to set up an elegant home bar or how to make the most impressive Raspberry baked Alaska. With 267 pages you will have many options to choose from. Starting with easy side dishes like the Butternut Squash Gratin or Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon. A recipe for the perfect Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs or for the most incredible Scrambled Eggs is also included. But the list of great recipes doesn’t stop here! You will also have to try the Charlie Bird’s Farro Salad, the creamy blue cheese grifts, and of course Ina favorite recipe the fresh fig and ricotta cake.
But in this cookbook, you will find more than recipes! One of our favorite parts of the book is the cheat sheet full of greats trick as tips, that you will find between the various recipes sections. If you follow and if you pay attention to these sheets your like in the kitchen is going to be much easier.
Cook Like a Pro gets at the heart of everything we love about Ina Garten. This cookbook is packed with the most delicious recipes, and helpful tricks and techniques. But beyond all these, the way Ina approach food is the best thing in this cookbook. If you are a fan of Barefoot Contessa this is a cookbook that has to be in your personal collection.
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