Ina Garten Is Dropping Her New Cookbook Early Because We Need It
In March, the author and TV host announced that her next book would drop October 27, filled with comfort food dishes and "seriously satisfying recipes that you’ll want to make for yourself and the people you love." But on May 5, she revealed that Modern Comfort Food’s publication date was moved up three weeks to October 6, and her fans are very grateful.
“GOOD NEWS!! Because we all need it ASAP, we decided to move up the publication date of my new book MODERN COMFORT FOOD to October 6th!” Garten wrote in the post. “You can pre-order it online, at bookstores everywhere, or at BarefootContessa.com. Scroll through for a sneak peek of what’s inside - everything from Creamy Tomato Bisque to Boston Cream Pie!”
Considering how much has had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, from restaurant openings to events, Garten releasing her book earlier than planned is a welcome change of pace. And the recipes sound just as comforting and hearty as you’d expect from the title—cheddar and chutney grilled cheese, smashed hamburgers with caramelized onions, hash browns made in a waffle iron, cheesy chicken enchiladas, and roasted sausages with peppers and onions. There’s plenty for dessert, too, including black and white cookies, banana rum trifle, and Boston cream pie for dessert. If any of that sounds up your alley, you can pre-order the book now.
During the last few weeks, Garten has shared helpful cooking advice on her Instagram for those staying home and social distancing during the pandemic. She outlined five tips for freezing food and has been posting recipes that you can make with pantry staples; she also walked followers through a delightful home cocktail demo featuring an enormous Cosmo. (Good vodka and an appropriately large glass are key.)
While October is still a long way off, there are plenty of new cookbooks to get excited about in the meantime, including Dinner in French from Melissa Clark, My Korea by Hooni Kim, and Magnolia Table, Volume 2 for all you Fixer Upper fans. Find those and more in our spring cookbook roundup.