Ina Garten has won a devoted following for her simple foods that consistently get a "wow" response from guests. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof , the Food Network star takes it a step further with easier-than-ever recipes for pulling off deliciously satisfying meals with minimal effort – and success every time. Ina guides you along the way, sharing tips on how to plan a foolproof menu so everything gets to the table on time, and detailed recipe notes to keep you on track. Start with delicious Dukes Cosmopolitans served with crisp Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers. Lunches include Hot Smoked Salmon, Lobster & Potato Salad and Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. For dinner, try Elegant Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise or Seared Scallops & Potato Celery Root Purée, followed by irresistible desserts like Salted Caramel Brownies and Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze. The book includes 150 gorgeous color photos. Hardcover, 272 pages.