Valerie Bertinelli Thinks This Famous Chef Has The Best Cookbooks

Valerie Bertinelli is best known for her iconic role in the hit show "One Day at a Time," where she portrayed Barbara Cooper Royer (via IMDb). The actress has also starred in the popular series "Touched by an Angel" and more recently, "Hot in Cleveland." But while Bertinelli may be famous for her acting chops, she's also made quite a name for herself in the culinary world. She currently hosts her own food show, where she instructs viewers how to make some of her favorite dishes like Strawberry Icebox Cake and Horseradish Potato Salad, per Food Network.

However, family recipes will always be closest to her heart. "I do always come back to my grandmother's soup, and there's something so full of love in it," Bertinelli told the Food Network. "It's a cappelletti in brodo. ... It's so simple; it's just a perfect broth and a perfect cappelletti, and that's all it is. I used to try and make it for my son, and I never quite perfected it. One of these days I will." Admitting her shortcomings when it comes to cooking is part of the reason why fans love the actress so much. This might also be why she most enjoys cooking recipes from this famous chef's cookbook.

Why Valerie Bertinelli likes following recipes from Ina Garten

When it comes to cooking a meal for her family or friends, Valerie Bertinelli doesn't want to make things that are unnecessarily complicated. When asked what celebrity chef's cookbook she likes to use the most, she explained to the Food Network that she loves all of Ina Garten's cookbooks. "She makes it really easy, and when you follow her directions, it really comes out perfectly," said Bertinelli. "Her cookbooks are probably my favorite."

Garten would likely be very happy to hear this, since that's exactly her goal when it comes to creating recipes that people can follow. The expert chef admitted in an interview with PBS NewsHour in 2017 that cooking is really difficult for her. "It's so hard for me and that's why my recipes are really simple because I want to be able to do them," Garten revealed to the outlet. So, if you want delicious recipes that are easy to follow, it seems like Garten's creations might just be your answer.