I’ll let you in on a little secret. Of all Ina Garten’s cookbooks, “Barefoot in Paris” (Clarkson Potter 2004) was the least successful in terms of sales. That came as a complete surprise to me because I find it one of the best “French” cookbooks I own. Ina adapted every recipe for American kitchens. Since it is pure Ina, its recipes are easy to follow and don’t make you run out and buy pots or pans or molds or even ingredients that aren’t found in most American kitchens. I’m willing to believe that “French” cooking just scares the bejesus out of most home cooks. That’s the only reason I can come up with for Ina’s adoring fans not to have latched onto this volume they way they have every other. And if you need further proof of just what a good idea it would be to get your hands on a copy, I would suggest we start right here.
Meeting the Producers and Cooks in Paris - A tasting of French cheese, charcuterie, wines & produce in Paris on the rue du Nil, home of Frenchie restaurant & Terroirs d'Avenir.
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