I have had the pleasure of meeting the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, on several occasions. She is as delightful and easy going as she appears on her cooking show. There is something about her cooking style that reminds me of Summer. Big platters of simply prepared food, stylishly presented. Easy outdoor entertaining with your friends. The use of the best ingredients you can find, and letting those flavors be the star of the dish.
Her cookbooks are some of my very favorite. They have also been best sellers at the shops & web site for me. Ina sends me signed book plates, so each copy we sell has her signature. They make stellar gifts, as well as being a great addition to your own cookbook library. As Ina would say “how easy is that?”