The author Ina Garten is a bestselling cookbook author. She is a tv personality famouse for the Barefoot Contessa Food Network TV program. Ina says it doesn’t take complicated techniques or special equipment to make excellent dishes for your family and friends. Save time and avoid stress but have fun in the kitchen at the same time. Some examples are Pink Grapefruit Margaritas served with Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, Grilled Cheese sandwich and Snap Peas with Pancetta, Jeffrey’s Roast Chicken and Steakhouse Steaks. Ina also shows us the equipment that makes a difference to her (sharp knives, zester, electric mixer). The book features 225 attractive full-color photographs.