Garten, famed for her highly reliable and stylish Barefoot Contessa books, reports that the question she is most often asked is whether her dishes can be made ahead. So at last here is a collection of recipes every one of which a busy cook can draw upon for parties, weeknight meals, and any occasion in between. From a pear and parsnip gratin and a slow-roasted pork butt to a summer vegetable couscous and make-ahead whipped cream, Garten’s recipes are simple, straightforward crowd-pleasers.
Cloth. Color photographs throughout.