Cooks come to Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten for reliable recipes with a friendly je ne sais quoi, which might just be her willingness to find flavor and simplicity in the same dish.
Go-To Dinners is a collection of food designed either for making ahead or preparing on the fly. If that seems contradictory, don't worry, It simply means that you have choices for low-fuss ideas that can still impress, whether it's your weekend company or just two of you for dinner after a long day.
That can mean anything from scrambled eggs cacio e pepe or creamy potato fennel soup to salmon teriyaki with broccolini or a bourbon chocolate pecan pie. Ina doesn't care if you buy the lobster already shelled for her lobster and avocado sandwiches, and she's careful of your time when she recommends an oven risotto with asparagus to save half-an-hour's stirring at the stove.
Practical and reliable.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.