In this new cookbook, Ina makes possible what every entertainer wishes to be true: to make ahead as much food as possible. In Make It Ahead, not only does Ina share dishes that are easy to make in advance, but also taste better when made ahead of time.
With simple dishes and gorgeous photographs, this is one cookbook that I will be purchasing for my own personal library.
Since I don't follow many recipes to the letter anymore, choosing instead to riff off ideas I read in magazines and cookbooks or see on TV, my assessment of whether or not a cookbook is successful is if I learned something new about food. In this case, Ina taught me that you can make whipped cream ahead if you add a little bit of creme fraiche to stabilize it. Given that little nugget of wisdom, along with mouth-watering dishes like:
- Roast Chicken with Bread and Arugula Salad
- Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with Onions and Sage
- Gingered Basmati Rice
- Roasted Cauliflower Snowflakes
- Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting
- Tri-Berry Crumbles
this is bound to be a cookbook I call upon again and again when it comes time to entertain.
Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
Published: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Disclosure: Library Copy
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