A light supper: Mustard-roasted Salmon, Turnip Gratin, Wheat berry Salad
Have you ever played the Barefoot Contessa drinking game? One drink for every time she asks, "How easy is that?", two for each time she mentions Jeffrey (that lucky dog), social for any time she implores you to use only "really good (insert expensive ingredient here)." It's a fabulous game.
By the end, you are tipsy as a Hamptons housewife at a clam bake. You are also starving from all the delectable dishes taunting you on the screen. And, you may or may not be sporting a sweater draped over your shoulders at this stage in the game.
Oh, Ina, I joke because I love. (And because I am secretly envious of your BMW convertible, Pottery Barn kitchen, and herb garden the size of my apartment.)
In all seriousness, I do adore many of the Barefoot Contessa’s recipes. They are classic dishes that any domestic-goddess-in-training needs to know, wholesome home-cooking with a French slant. Things like roast chicken and brownies from scratch…or roasted fish in a creamy mustard sauce.