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Good old Ina and Geoffrey. Anyone who has caught her series on Food Network will know that this American loves sticks of butter, cream, oil, and more to the point, makes fantastic food. You can save some money and buy the books in this boxed set individually. But I was buying it as a gift for my mum, and the deluxe packaging was, as Ina would say, simply perfect. Great stuff.
I bought this set for my bff from elementary school. She is a tremendous Barefoot Contessa fan. They arrived today she text me saying OMG I am so excited. She then sent me a picture of banana foster she made from a receipe in the book. She is thrilled with the gift. Buy it, was truly a hit !
I never saw the point in actually buying cookbooks these days since we can look any recipe up online but after borrowing my friend's Barefoot Contessa French cooking book, I was hooked. She didn't become a culinary icon for no reason lol! One of her key philosophies is that you should be able to enjoy a meal w the people you are cooking for!
These books are wonderful and she shares tips on preparing meals, good kitchen items to invest in and other interesting facts and past experiences. I can't wait to get a few of her newer cookbooks!
Ina needs a super hero cape. I am a new fan and for that reason, I chose this collection. I went to my local bookstore to browse her books prior to purchasing. Unsure of which book to start with, this collection of 3 alleviates some of the decision making. It contains "The barefoot contessa," "The barefoot contessa Family style," & "The barefoot contessa parties." It came with a card that contains all recipes to the set. I thoroughly plan on using this for the holiday season. I am finding that her recipes are quite easy to prepare. They are easy, and delicious. I think this set is good for any level of cooking: new or experienced cooks will appreciate it. Initially, I didn't think that I would be using the "parties" book, but I was wrong. It was an economical buy as well. Her cookbooks are priced at $35 in my local bookstore. With this set, I got 3 for $60. Not certain that I truly need the cardboard sleeve but for gift presentation, it is a nice look.
Bought these as a gift for my husband who recently became interested in cooking. He's made some amazing meals from these and I enjoy the benefits of a gifted chef sharing recipes with a novice cook. Yum!