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Another great book by Ina Garten,
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I have been cooking from Ina Garten's cookbooks (I own them all) for years. This book is an absolute necessity if you are planning on entertaining and not going crazy in the process. Not only are the recipes simply written and the ingredients (while not always cheap) readily available, Ina problemsolves around all those possible mistakes you could make. And the results are elegant and delicious. I love to cook, but I am not a professional chef who knows all the tricks and shortcuts. I actually have to think everything through before and while I am cooking. Ina makes the whole process so easy, because she guides me through the process of preparing, serving and entertaining. Compared to many other cookbook writers (I own many many cookbooks that rarely get opened after I tried a few recipes and was disappointed with the results) Ina actually delivers the results you and I want - great food without stress.