Friday, January 19, 2007

In Praise of Ina Garten

What I love about Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa, is that each recipe she shares with us is guaranteed to be delicious. My sister is convinced of my prowess as a cook and a baker, and I owe this to Ina's very precise instructions. I repeatedly make the popular Barefoot Contessa coconut cupcakes because a cupcake run to East Hampton is never a practical option for me. The cake is always moist and delicately flavored. And the icing - ohhhh that creamy icing - fluffy, cloudy, and deceptively light. As light as cream cheese and butter will allow. Perfection.

I missed Ina's October and December book signings in New York in support of her new book,
Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again. D, you lucky you, there's still a chance to meet her on January 22nd at Draegers in San Mateo. Tell her I love her?


D said...

I remember your obsession with coconut!!!

D said...

Why isn't the FOOD label being listed in our FOCUS box?

C said...

Yeah, it is an obsession. Yeah, I don't get it either. It won't list FOOD.

D said...

Should we change the label to "Cuisine" and see what happens?