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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten
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Jun 13, 2012

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Read in June, 2012

I checked out a bunch of her cookbooks - and out of four of them I found maybe three recipes I would make. They all looked delicious, but just for various reasons I probably won't be making most of them. I sure enjoyed looking at all the pictures, though, and dreaming of eating her food. I also read most of the text in each book. One book (maybe this one?) had an essay about how she only has the essential pans - and not so many that she can't store them with their lids on. The photo showed some Le Crueset (sp?) pans. She has four of them in varying sizes. She then said she doesn't have a very big kitchen. She also said it is cheaper to have two dishwashers than more cupboards. Oh, she also believes you should have more than one mixing bowl so you can swap one out after it's dirty and not have to wash it right away - she means for the Kitchen Aid. Needless to say this essay made me laugh. Really? Small kitchen? Apparently she hasn't been to my kitchen that is too small for a dishwasher. Anyway, I guess I just came away realizing I am not her target audience. I did get inspired to make my homemade granola and granola bars in a new and delicious way. She knows her stuff!
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Kristyn A rich person living in The Hamptons really has no perception of how those less fortunate live. Ina is so pretentious, but her food looks tasty.

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