“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu
Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa’s latest cookbook is dedicated to her husband. It’s all about the recipes her spouse loves. Oh, dear… Ina Garten’s fantastic recipes have always been inspirational. So have her elegant parties. Yet, as much as I love my husband, when it comes to pound cake, compromise is a must in our marriage. My beloved has warm and fuzzy feelings for his New Jersey diner pound cake desserts drizzled with chocolate sauce. As a product of my Japanese upbringing, my palate prefers matcha.
So, when I made Ina Garten’s pound cake...