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Book Review: Cooking for Jeffrey, A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

This month, the cookbook discussion and dinner party group that I lead met to enjoy and discuss selections we cooked from Ina Garten's 2016 cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook  (Clarkson Potter publishers). (Menu) Butternut Squash Hummus Herbed Fromage Blanc Lentil and Kielbasa Salad Asparagus and Fennel Soup Brisket with Leeks and Onions Roasted Italian Meatballs Roasted Ratatouille Creamy Parmesan Polenta Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes Bourbon Honey Cake I've flipped through many a Barefoot Contessa cookbook in my bookstore adventuring, but I'd never found a volume to be so compelling as to demand a purchase. I decided to go out on a limb and picked up Ina's newest release to give it a fair review, thinking with this many successful cookbooks under her belt there must be something to her recipes right? No publisher is going to keep giving you book contract after contract if your recipes fall flat. I'm very glad I took t