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Bookfair Justin Fall 2022: Adult

Go-To Dinners
A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
By (author): Ina Garten
Ina Garten


Clarkson Potter



Product Form:



General / adult
Oct 25, 2022
$47.00 CAD


10.27in x 7.8 x 0.91 in | 2.39 lb

Page Count:

256 pages


Potter/Ten Speed Press/Harmony
Clarkson Potter
COOKING / Methods / Quick & Easy
America’s favorite home cook presents delicious, crowd-pleasing, go-to recipes that you’ll want to make over and over again!

Even Ina Garten, America’s most-trusted and beloved home cook, sometimes finds cooking stressful. To make life easy she relies on a repertoire of recipes that she knows will turn out perfectly every time. Cooking night after night during the pandemic inspired her to re-think the way she approached dinner, and the result is this collection of comforting and delicious recipes that you’ll love preparing and serving. You’ll find lots of freeze-ahead, make-ahead, prep-ahead, and simply assembled recipes so you, too, can make dinner a breeze.

In Go-To Dinners, Ina shares her strategies for making her most satisfying and uncomplicated dinners. Many, like Overnight Mac & Cheese, you can make ahead and throw in the oven right before dinner. Light dinners like Tuscan White Bean Soup can be prepped ahead and assembled at the last minute. Go-to family meals like Chicken in a Pot with Orzo and Hasselback Kielbasa will feed a crowd with very little effort. And who doesn’t want to eat Breakfast For Dinner? You’ll find recipes for Scrambled Eggs Cacio e Pepe and Roasted Vegetables with Jammy Eggs that are a snap to make and so satisfying. Ina’s “Two-Fers” guide you on how to turn leftovers from one dinner into something different and delicious the second night.

And sometimes the best dinner is one you don’t even have to cook! You’ll find Ina’s favorite boards to serve with store-bought ingredients, like an Antipasto Board and Breakfast-for-Dinner Board that are fun to assemble and so impressive to serve. Finally, because no meal can be considered dinner without dessert, there are plenty of prep-ahead and easy sweets like a Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie and Beatty’s Chocolate Cupcakes that everyone will rave about.

For Ina, “I love you, come for dinner” is more than just an invitation to share a meal, it’s a way to create a community of friends and family who love and take care of each other, and we all need that now more than ever. These go-to recipes will give you the confidence to create dinners that will bring everyone to your table.

INA’S BIG FOLLOW-UP: Modern Comfort Food(744K) isIna’s most successful cookbook since Make it Ahead (944K) in 2014. A whole new generation is coming to Ina, especially via her Instagram, on which she shared unscripted peeks into her home kitchen and garden during the pandemic, growing her following from 2M to 3.4M.

EVERYONE LOVES INA: Ina has the unique ability to not only stay relevant, but get cooler with time, getting press opportunities including day drinking on Late Night with Seth Meyers (1M+ views on YouTube), cover features, Best Of lists, and incredible digital pickup. She also has plenty of celebrity fans with whom she has done Q+As including Jennifer Garner (11.2M IG) and Melissa McCarthy (9.6M IG).

TRIED AND TRUE PACKAGE: Go-To Dinners will be published in the same format as her previous cookbooks with glossy photos and a jacket to protect the book from wear.

Ina Garten is a New York Times bestselling author, the host of Be My Guest on Discovery+, and host of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network, for which she has won five Emmy Awards and a James Beard Award. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey.

Author Residence: East Hampton, New York and Southport, Connecticut

Author Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut

Marketing: National advertising campaign

Social media and influencer campaign

Digital assets: lifestyle photos, videos, and recipe photos

Cross-promotion with author’s brand partners

Random House e-newsletters and websites

Extra content available to booksellers

Featured in Clarkson Potter seasonal catalog

Publicity: National media attention

National local review feature print attention

National/local radio attention

Digital review and feature attention

NPR campaign

Author tour

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