Ina Garten Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Last updated: November 17, 2021

This book is filled with recipes to satisfy your deepest comfort-food cravings. You’ll learn quick weeknight meals in addition to special-event recipes. Recipes include cheesy chicken enchiladas, smashed hamburgers and Boston cream pie.

Ina Garten Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

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Key Takeaway: Learn to take a modern twist on old-fashioned, heart-warming dishes.

In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the Ina Garten Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook placed 11th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

In Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites—but with the volume turned way up, such as Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese sandwiches (the perfect match for Ina’s Creamy Tomato Bisque), Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions, and the crispiest hash browns that are actually made in a waffle iron! There are few things more comforting than gathering for a meal with the ones you love, especially when dishes like Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are at the center of the table. Old-fashioned crowd pleasers like Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions are even more delicious and streamlined for quick cleanup. For dessert? You’ll find the best Boston Cream Pie, Banana Rum Trifle, and Black and White Cookies you’ll ever make. Home cooks can always count on Ina’s dependable, easy-to-follow instructions, with lots of side notes for cooking and entertaining—it’s like having Ina right there beside you, helping you all the way. From cocktails to dessert, from special weekend breakfasts to quick weeknight dinners, you’ll find yourself making these cozy and delicious recipes over and over again.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Your favorite comforting foods with an elevated twist.
This book is focused on comfort food and lives up to Ina’s promise. I’m giving this to all the novice cooks on my Christmas list.
She’s made it easy—even for those of us who were cooking illiterate before the pandemic—to master the beloved favorites we can’t run to the restaurants to secure right now
- Forbes
There is something here for everyone’s tastes — sweet and savory, light and hearty, vegetarian and non. From the simple to the more complicated, the book is carefully presented, with clear and straightforward instructions.

What reviewers didn't like

Although this cookbook purports to be "modern" comfort food, the recipes still struck me as being stuck in the past... so much meat, cheese, cream.
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