This was one of our selected Fall 2020 Preorder titles and we're pleased to report that it offers everything we expected from an Ina Garten book.
Isn't all of Ina Garten's food comfort food of a sort? Her reputation for good flavors, easy style, and highly reliable recipes offers cooks welcome reassurance that no matter which book of hers they're cooking from, they'll be happy.
In Modern Comfort Food, the creator of The Barefoot Contessa smartly updates a host of popular standards. Whereas some comfort food books mistake gooey for comfort-inspiring, Garten's ideas reveal a cook who's always paying attention to what she enjoys and thinking about how it can be part of something new. For instance, cacio e pepe cheese puffs (inspired by Missy Robbins); seared salmon fillets with a spicy red pepper aioli, with crispy skin and tender interiors; baked rigatoni with lamb ragu instead of beef or pork; applesauce cake with bourbon raisins to warm you up on a chilly Fall evening.
Attractive, uncomplicated, and encouraging.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.