Ina Garten's Newest Cookbook: Is the Contessa Going Casual?

Ina Garten's Newest Cookbook: Is the Contessa Going Casual?

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Ina Garten isn't slowing down just because she knocked it out of the park with her 2016 cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey. She is currently testing recipes for her new cookbook and posted a butternut squash gratin on her Instagram, hinting at what may be lurking in the pages.

Testing Butternut Squash Gratin for the next book. Tough day at the office! #lunch

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From the looks of things, she isn't straying too far from her classic roots. This isn't as precious as some of her offerings, however. The gratin looks homey and approachable — still inspirational, but also attainable.

Easiest Cheese Platter! #cookingforjeffrey #2weekstogo

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Maybe she is going a little more casual and a little more universally relatable for the cookbook subject and title. "Cooking for Kids Who Throw Everything You Make on the Floor," or "Barefoot Because I Keep Spilling Onion Peels on the Floor and Ruining My Socks, Too," and "I Only Have Room for One More Pot in the Dishwasher, So Here's a One-Pot Casserole," are all cookbook titles I would certainly read from Ina Garten.

Of course, if she goes with a beautiful cookbook with a title like, "Crystals and Chrysanthemums: 83 Easy Cocktail Party Ideas," I'll read that too. Because, Ina.

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