If you’re an Ina Garten fan, you probably know she has a new cookbook out. In this latest cookbook, Make It Ahead, Ina takes her 20 years of running a specialty foods store; her extensive knowledge of which dishes can be prepped, assembled, or cooked ahead of time; and her 15 years writing cookbooks, and she answers the most common cooking question she hears all the time — can I make it ahead?
This cookbook is filled with gorgeous and delicious recipes for entertaining. . but I would expect nothing less from the Queen of Entertaining, herself. I’m a big Barefoot Contessa fan, so jumped at the chance to review her new cookbook. Here are some of the recipes that jumped out at me while flipping through this cookbook.
Ina’s Bruschetta with Sautéed Chard. This appetizer is easy, only requires a handful of ingredients and will be the star appetizer at any party.
Ina’s Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding. Savory bread pudding at its best. This dish should be on every holiday table. I’m not kidding. Make this one for your Christmas dinner or any holiday gathering. The recipe is here.
To read my full review of this cookbook, which includes highlights from Make It Ahead, the recipes I made, the recipes I am going to make next, “10 Make-Ahead Tips for Parties,” the “10 Tips for Safely Storing Food,” and Ina’s “Make-Ahead Menus”, click on over to The Kitchn. Thank you guys!
And if you’re a polenta lover, you can’t miss this one. Ina’s Baked Polenta with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese. Oh my gawd, this is signature Ina right here. Check out this cookbook!