Everything We Know About Ina Garten’s New Comfort Food Cookbook
The Barefoot Contessa is dropping over 80 new recipes this fall.
UPDATE 3/9/20: On Monday, March 9, Garten announced the news about Modern Comfort Food on her Instagram and revealed the book's cover.
Original story reported March 4 continues below.
Since the debut of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook in 1999, the author and TV host has practically built a mini library full of elegant dishes and helpful tips. The most recent addition was Cook Like a Pro, an extension of her Food Network series of the same name, which was released on October 23, 2018. Garten’s also been dropping hints here and there about yet another cookbook on her Instagram.
Now, the book officially has a name—Modern Comfort Food, according to Penguin Random House. The cookbook will be published by Clarkson Potter, the dedicated lifestyle group within PHR, and is set to launch this fall. Inside, readers will find 85 new recipes that will “feed your deepest cravings,” from breakfasts to cocktails and weeknight dinners.
Several of the recipes are inspired by childhood favorites—think cheddar and chutney grilled cheese, smashed hamburgers with caramelized onions, and hash browns made in a waffle iron. You can also expect crowd-pleasers like cheesy chicken enchiladas and roasted sausages with peppers and onions. As for dessert? The description promises black and white cookies, Boston cream pie, and the Instagrammed banana rum trifle, which looks incredibly decadent.
Modern Comfort Food will officially become available on October 27, 2020, and you can pre-order it now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers for $35. It’s not the only Garten book to get excited about, either. Last fall, she also revealed that she was working on a memoir. We know that it’s been acquired by Celadon Books—a division of Macmillan Publishers— and is scheduled to launch in 2023. Details are otherwise scarce, but Garten hopes it will encourage readers.
“By finding a way to do what I love for a living–cooking–I’ve been fortunate to build a career that has not only been incredibly rewarding but has brought people together through the power of home cooking,” Garten said in a statement about the news. “I hope my book will inspire readers to find their own unique story.”
Pre-order: Modern Comfort Food, $35 at amazon.com