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Celebrity Chef Shares New Elegant Recipes In Latest Cookbook

By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you’re looking to do some summer entertaining, a new cookbook from a top food figure could help you wow your guests.

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof is the eighth and latest cookbook from Ina Garten, the Food Network star, and it’s filled with her trademark easy, elegant recipes.

“When I’m working on a recipe, when it gets too complicated I just throw it out. I don’t have that much time and neither does anybody else,” she says.

Foolproof covers everything from cocktails to desserts. She doesn’t have a favorite recipe, but does have one she’s made most.

“Tomato Crostini with whipped feta. It’s a toasted slice of French bread with whipped feta which has lemon and olive oil it in, which is spread. On top of that is diced heirloom tomatoes with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts,” Garten explains.

She also has a recipe for grilled cheese croutons.

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