Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks: A Cookbook (Hardcover)

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Have you seen all of the episodes of Cook Like a Pro with Ina on Food Network? (click for more info.)  Much to my delight, the book includes even more tips and entertaining shortcuts.  As always, beautiful full-color photographs are included, which are so helpful when you want to see what the darn thing is supposed to look like, right?  I think the key descriptor in most of the book reviews regarding the never-before-published treasure trove (Food & Wine) of recipes (80+),  is “dependable” – an attribute I want when I’m cooking for company.
The book is organized in categories (drinks, salads, dinners, etc.) and includes a chapter of awesome breakfast dishes.  The "Pro Basics" chapter includes instructions for making your own ricotta (for the pure at heart) and homemade stock for soups and sauces.  The short-rib recipe is delicious and our family is making the shells with broccoli rabe and pancetta during Christmas week with one of the many featured salads.  Hungry yet?
Whether you’re adding to your Barefoot Contessa library (click here to view them all) or just want a terrific stand-alone, this is more than a cookbook for Ina fans!  And if Santa doesn’t bring you a copy, use that giftcard and gift yourself this book.

— From Karen McCue


In her new cookbook, Cook Like a Pro, Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, so readers can cook with confidence no matter how much experience they have in the kitchen.

As America's most trusted and beloved cookbook author, Ina Garten--the Barefoot Contessa--has taught millions of people how to cook. A home cook at heart, Ina knows that cooking and entertaining can be difficult, so to make her recipes simple and streamlined, she tests and retests each recipe until it's as straightforward and delicious as possible. Although Ina is completely self-taught and doesn't consider herself to be a "professional" cook, she has spent decades working with chefs and learning the techniques that take their cooking to the next level. In 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. Ina will even show you how to make an easy yet showstopping pattern for her Chocolate Chevron Cake--your friends won't believe you decorated it yourself!

For Ina, cooking like a pro also means hosting like a pro, and along with know-how like how to tell when a filet of beef is perfectly cooked, you'll find dozens of other great ideas to boost your cooking and entertaining skills such as how to set up an elegant home bar and how to make an impressive Raspberry Baked Alaska that can be completely prepared ahead of time so all you need to do is finish it for your guests before serving. Beginner and advanced cooks alike will love Ina's delectable recipes, and if you have questions along the way, don't worry--Ina's practical cooking advice talks you through every detail, as though she were right there by your side.

With beautiful photos and a treasury of pro tips that span prepping, making, and serving, as Ina says, "You don't have to be a pro to cook like one!"

About the Author

INA GARTEN is a New York Times bestselling author and the James Beard Award-winning host of Barefoot Contessa, which has won an Emmy Award and airs on Food Network. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey. This is her eleventh book.

Praise For…

#1 New York Times Best Seller

A Best Book of 2018:
New York Times Book Review
—Country Living
—The Feast
—City Book Review
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Food & Wine
The Kitchn

"Garten has kicked things up a level, this time encouraging readers to try more ambitious recipes that are still signature Ina: warm, comforting, homey."
Chicago Tribune

"As with everything else Ina has ever produced, this flawless book (her 11th!) is filled with trustworthy recipes that taste delicious and don't require a culinary degree to make (just a few of her pro tips)."
The Kitchn
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804187046
ISBN-10: 0804187045
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English

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