Oh Ina…we just love everything about her. She makes us happy…and her recipes are delicious. These roasted nuts sound fabulous as well…just the thing to have on hand when our Hamptons neighbors stop by for a glass of wine…in our dreams…
What a great looking recipe. I was playing around with a recipe a few months ago for Thai Sweet Chili Roasted Cashews but just couldn’t get it right so haven’t really attempted roasted nuts since…. looking forward to trying these with rosemary and chipotle – yum!
It’s true, she’s so easy to make fun of, yet so brilliant. The best thing to come out of the Food Network, for sure. I’ve always thought she had the best job ever (ya know, making dinner for her husband on tv) :) I want to grab a handful of those roasted nuts through the screen! Guess I’ll have to make my own!
I adore Ina! All of her books are outstanding and her newest one is on my list. Spiced nuts are the best – what a terrific way to kick up a bland nut and serve at a party or just eat watching TV. I must try this recipe!
i always refer to ina for her fabulous recipes from all her previous 6 books… the recipes are trustworthy & delicious…always reliable & i feel confident when i re-create them…i love ina!
i feel that her newest book is not in the same league as her others…but in viewing all the “how easy is that?” recipes, this nut recipe caught my eye as well.
In true Garten style this is simple, classy and do-able. With a London upbringing Garten wasn’t what I grew up with but my recent discovery of her recipes is making me sorry I didn’t come across her sooner. There’s no question that I must make these gorgeous spiced nuts right away.
Thanks, Tim, for the frank book review. I’ll probably skip it if there are only a couple of inspired thoughts included. You may have just saved me $30. Yes, I’m still trying to figure out if Geoffrey is man or sheep.
Would you comment on the level of spiciness in this recipe? I tend to like things a little hotter than most, and am always playing with that edge between my personal tastes and those of my guests.
Still loving you, and digging my uber-cool L & D bag.
I like things hot, too. These are not hot. You might want to add some cayanne if you’d like to up the heat a bit. Adding more chipotle will just make them taste more like chipotle.
Chris, Hmm. Cashews take longer to roast? Burn more quickly? Dunno. Anybody else? Maybe Ina is just playing with us.
I l-o-v-e Ina! I love her and love to make fun of her. I could never really put my finger on what was so odd until my cousin pointed out that her portions are so wonky. For a dinner party of 8 she’ll make a dinky “company pot roast” and some baked potatoes, but for her and Jeffrey it’s a 20 pound brisket and all the fixin’s. I think it’s a hoot. But she still has some gems out there. In fact, I’m making her boeuf bourguignon tonight for a progressive dinner party tomorrow. I’ll be serving it with polenta, in case you’re wondering. I actually prefer her recipe to Julia’s. How bad can that be? LOL!
I’ll admit – I can’t watch her for some reason. Jeffrey is sorta weird, and he’s always on the show because she’s always making him some chicken! ha ha. but I do like her recipes, and so instead I’ll use her cookbooks and online recipes, just not watch the show ;).
I’ve cooked from the big boy cookbooks and they don’t compare to her tried and true recipes that work every time. True, Ina likes the butter and creams and the kinda healthy nothing, but her recipes on spot on in flavor. The pace of her show nearly puts me in a coma, but her odd assortment of friends fascinates me. My recipe for watching Ina: record the show, select closed captioning, and run at 1+ speed. Watch time: 20 minutes.
When I was visiting the US, I loved watching her on the Food Network. Too bad we don’t get her shows here. I like the Barefoot Contessa Back to basics book (which is the only book of hers I have). Everything I’ve tried from there has turned out beautifully!
i adore nuts and this sweet and savory mix had me checking my freezer to see what kind i had on hand to try this recipe. looks like i have to take a trip to trader’s. bummer….smile.
i had to smile when you mentioned her “catch phrase”. reminded me of a chowder episode (not sure if you’re familiar with that cartoon. all of the characters are named after a food. it’s hilarious!) where chowder’s mentor, mung dahl, was in a cooking show and trying to come up with one with disastrous results.
it’s kind of funny how most of the popular cooks have some sort of catch phrase. haven’t really heard one from jamie oliver yet (love him!) though on a recent show he referred to something as being ‘pucker’ – not because it was sour or tart – it was more a term of endearment but he surprised himself with his use of it claiming he hadn’t said it in about 10 years and had promised himself he never would.