Ina Garten Just Gave a Sneak Peek from Her New Cookbook (and It’s Social-Distancing Friendly)

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She doesn’t just look good in a chambray buttondown and cook the kind of meals that make us wish we had an open invitation into her home. Ina Garten has impeccable timing too.

The Barefoot Contessa’s 12th cookbook, Modern Comfort Food, will be published in two weeks’ time. To tide us over until then (and because we’re all desperate for a pick-me-up), Garten shared a glimpse of what we’ll find inside.

“Sneak Peek!” she captioned a new Instagram post. “Hot Spiced Apple Cider—with good bourbon!—from my new cookbook Modern Comfort Food is the perfect drink to warm everyone up when you’re having socially distant cocktails outside on a chilly night. (Of course, it’s delicious without bourbon, too!) Have fun and stay safe!! Link to recipe in my profile.”

This is just the kind of festive-yet-classy autumnal recipe that we’ve been looking for, Ina. It’s as easy as simmering store-bought apple cider with a few warm spices, adding a splash (or generous glug) of bourbon and calling it a day. We can definitely see ourselves sipping a few of these on the porch as the weather cools down.

Garten’s newest collection of recipes will also include crowd-pleasers like Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions, Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Banana Rum Trifle and Black and White Cookies (all with an effortless Ina twist). And lucky for us all, the book is actually being released two weeks earlier than originally intended, because no one knows how to read a room like Ina does.

If you absolutely can’t wait, you can pre-order Modern Comfort Food now and wait patiently for the USPS to deliver it to your door on October 6. How easy is that?

 $25 at Amazon

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