Ina Garten is my spirit animal. Ask me which celebrity chef I’d want to break bread with and the answer is hands-down, don’t-miss-a-beat, always and forever, Ina. I’d kill for a tour of that glorious herb garden in the Hamptons, or a seat at one of her beachside picnics or butter tastings, and I’ve often pictured myself in the passenger seat as me and the Barefoot Contessa sail through California wine country a Mini Cooper; matching scarves fluttering in the wind.
In her ninth cookbook, Make It Ahead, I get the next best thing: 150 of Ina’s tweaks and secrets for preparing all sorts of meals in advance. From weeknight dinners to special occasion menus and even a step-by-step game plan for a completely made-ahead Thanksgiving (Or Christmas) dinner, you can guarantee I’m digging in for these time-saving, stress-busting Ina-hacks.
From a succulent Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork to a lump-free Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy to a truly Decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake; she’s pinpointed the exact bits and pieces of a meal you can do in advance; without sacrificing taste or quality. These are the types of recipes you need if instead of hovering over the stove while your guests sip cocktails, you want to break away from babysitting duty, pull up a seat and join them.
Make It Ahead is a must-have for every home cook who has ever tried to choreograph a multi-course meal and thought: “What can I make ahead?” And with holiday feasts on the horizon, this is the cookbook you’ll want to have on hand to coordinate a knock-out meal that’s effortlessly chic.
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Bonnie Mo is a Toronto-based editor and the face behind Food Network Canada’s Food Fetish column. She’s also a contributing editor over at slice.ca.
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