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Barefoot Contessa Behind the Scenes

Ina Garten Behind the Scenes

Get a sneak peek into what it's like to be the Barefoot Contessa of the Hamptons with a day in the life of the hostess with the mostess.

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  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's Ina's idea of a perfect day: While Jeffrey runs on the beach she whips up Raspberry Muffins and Coffee for their breakfast. Then she heads to local restaurant South Fork Kitchen to cook with chef Joe Isidori. Then it's back to the barn for a comforting soup dinner with Jeffrey -- the perfect end to the perfect day.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina's on a cheese adventure and sharing her favorite cheese recipes. On the list there's a show stopping Spinach and Cheddar Souffle, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, speedy Cheese Canapes, cheesy Straw and Hay pasta and two incredible baked cheese crowd pleasers — Baked Brie and Baked Fontina.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina's shaking up the classics turning San Francisco lobster into a Deconstructed Lobster Salad With Lemon Mayonnaise. At the Michelin-starred Auberge du Soleil, Ina learns to make their signature Torte Au Chocolat. While she's out exploring, Jeffrey enjoys Spanish Pea Soup With Crispy Ham. Back on the porch, they both enjoy Viennese Iced Coffee.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina's in Brooklyn checking out classics with the volume turned up. First, the Mile End Deli where they're shaking things up on classic Chopped Liver and then Ina makes Bratwurst at Prime Meats Restaurant. She takes a trip around the Smorgasburg market where she buys Cheese Cakes and then back home she's making French Flageolet Beans.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's a day of flames and flowers as Ina shares fantastic surf and turf grilling recipes with her friend, perfumer Antonia. She's welcoming her with Gazpacho With Goat's Cheese Croutons for lunch then firing up the grill and making Mustard-Marinated Flank Steak and Sicilian Grilled Swordfish. Then in exchange for the grilling lesson Antonia's showing Ina how to make an incredible bouquet.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's all about learning from New York's food greats today. After a Smoked Salmon and Bagel masterclass at a legendary Jewish store, a lesson in steak from a legendary butcher and the scoop on an amazing coffee roastery in Queens, it's back home for Grilled Double New York Strip With Spice Rub, Garten Spice Sweet Potato Fries and Coffee Granita.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's a perfect day of fun in the city. Ina's cooking at two fabulous restaurants, learning the secret to Oyster Pan Roast and Uni Butter Crostini at John Dory Oyster Bar and the famous Million Dollar Chicken at the Standard Grill. Ina takes a stroll on The High Line and meets with the vendor behind People Pops, and even Jeffrey's getting a cheese making course at Beecher's Handmade Cheese. Back home, it's Side Car cocktails and a Garten taste-off!

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina and Giada are cooking together for a day of fun and recipe sharing. Ina's welcoming her friend with a Lobster and Potato Salad lunch, then it's two way tutorial time, Giada's making Mascarpone and Lemon Gnocchi With Butter Thyme Sauce and Ina's baking an incredible liqueur laced Chocolate Cassis Cake for a girls' night in dinner.

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  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina’s friends from Los Angeles are coming to town, which gives her the perfect excuse to whip up a classy supper. And while she jokes that they’ll be dinning on boiled water soup and undressed baby greens, she'll really be whipping up a fabulous feast.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Brown bagging it just got a Barefoot makeover. This is portable food with full on flavor including Grilled Tuna Wasabi rolls, Lentil Vegetable Soup and Granola Bars.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    The perfect grilling menu that's good enough for company with recipes for Italian meatball hamburgers, Creamy Cucumber Salad, Confetti Corn and Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream Custard and Raspberries.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's back to basics on Grilling. From an elegant and easy grilled main course packed with flavor, Grilled Indonesian swordfish to a grilling master class from executive chef Joe Realmuto from Town Line BBQ who shares his recipe for BBQ sauce over skirt steak and a perfect all purpose grilling party salad Green salad with Blue Cheese Dressing. Then Ina is in the hot seat answering everyone's grilling questions in Ask Ina.

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Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa is back, and this time she's going back to the cooking basics with classic recipes.