I am a huge fan of Ina Garten, a.k.a. The Barefoot Contessa.
I own her first 2 books and really love them. The original Barefoot Contessa is my favorite of them all. Her simple recipes always deliver and become part of my cooking repertoire.
My husband and I met Ina last year while eating lunch at E.A.T. on Madison Ave., Eli Zabar's excellent luncheonette, where a delicious egg salad sandwich will set you back $17.
I stalked Ina and grabbed her mink coat arm and said "Ina, what are you doing here? I just watched you this a.m. on Food Network making a pear clafoutis!!".
What an idiot I am. Couldn't I think of anything better to say?
She was most gracious, came over to our table (she had no choice, with me holding onto her coat sleeve) and chatted with us for a few minutes and was SO NICE! She was beautiful and genuine. She is definitely the queen.
Well, I was lucky enough to receive her 6th book, and I looked thru it, and it is very nice. Great photos, as always. Very basic, hence the title "back to basics".
I have made a few of these recipes already, without having to consult a cookbook.
So, I decided I don't need to add yet another cookbook to my collection, so I will have a pre-holiday giveaway.
Leave me a comment as to why you would like this book, and the most clever comment will win! Please submit your comment by Wed. 11/26. Winner will be announced on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving!
Have a great weekend!