Ina Garten

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

    Ina's Broadway producer friend Susan's coming to dinner with a mystery guest (Mel Brooks) and Ina's making Blini's, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Parmesan Chicken and Pears & Sauternes.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Chocolate to eat and chocolate to drink this is chocolate all the way. There's fantastic chocolate recipes plus the secrets revealed on how to get professional chocolate results at home from chocolatier Brigitte Browney. Then whatever the chocolate question Ina has the answer in Ask Ina.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    This is all things chocolate in the Barefoot Contessa Hall of Fame. On Ina's list there's everything from Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting, to Deeply Chocolate Gelato, an easy Chocolate Orange Fondue and White Chocolate Truffles and White Chocolate Bark. And of course, one of Ina's favorite desserts -- Mocha Chocolate Ice Box Cake.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's all about Americans in Paris as Ina Garten hits the French capital, visiting some of the city's finest restaurants helmed by American chefs. She begins by making pear clafoutis with Chicago-born Daniel Rose at his incredible restaurant Spring, then learns the secrets of Boston-bred Braden Perkins' sea bream ceviche at his place, Ellsworth. Next, she's making American classics – lobster rolls with a French twist with Gregory Marchand of Frenchie to Go and whiskey sours at the bar of the iconic Le Meurice hotel. Then, Ina whips up delicious pastrami tartines at Poilane Bakery and throws Jeffrey a surprise birthday party with a boat trip down the River Seine.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Inspired by a recent trip to Florence, Ina is re-creating a fabulous Florentine feast for friends back home in East Hampton. There's a mozzarella master class with a local cheese maker; an Italian drinks tray inspired by cocktails and store-bought hors d'oeuvres sampled at the fabulous Lungarno hotel in Florence; Baked Fish in Parchment; Parmesan Polenta; and Affogato Sundaes, the easiest Italian dessert ever. Ina's guests will collect Italian wine and set the table Italian-style.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    This is all things chocolate in the Barefoot Contessa Hall of Fame. On Ina's list there's everything from Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting, to Deeply Chocolate Gelato, an easy Chocolate Orange Fondue and White Chocolate Truffles and White Chocolate Bark. And of course, one of Ina's favorite desserts -- Mocha Chocolate Ice Box Cake.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    For a casual dinner in the garden with Jeffrey, Ina makes Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad with Raspberry Crumble Bars for dessert. The next day, they have dinner with Michael Chiarello, who makes his incredible Chicken A La Vendemmia with graped picked from his own vineyard.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Running a store’s no mean feat. Ina should know--she ran a deli for 20 years. When a local store manager asks her to help with a thank you meal for his staff, she says yes right away. It’s a French inspired menu of Provencal soup with spoonfuls of pungent green pistou, seafood platters with two zesty sauces sauces and for dessert–coconut madeleines--tiny morsels of light as air sponge. The party will be held right in the middle of the shop and the staff just has to set the table.

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  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina's Broadway producer friend Susan's coming to dinner with a mystery guest (Mel Brooks) and Ina's making Blini's, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Parmesan Chicken and Pears & Sauternes.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina takes her inspiration from Parisian markets, food stores and street cafes and translates scary traditional French recipes into easy foolproof have a go dishes. Recipes include: lemon chicken with croutons, French string beans and caramelised shallots influenced by the Parisian rotisserie, grilled sour dough topped with arugula and goats cheese and smoked salmon and cucumbers

  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's a breakfast party to celebrate the morning after a night before birthday bash. Breakfast on the grill no problem.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina is going to be away for the night so she's cooking Jeffrey a great supper and breakfast to keep him well-fed in her absence. She suspects he’ll skip the main course and go straight for the ice cream--how right she is!

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Bring a bottle of olive oil and some parmesan!. Ina's Italian importer friend is coming to dinner and she's making an Italian feast. Tuscan white bean soup, herbed roast leg of lamb, roasted fennel and summer fruits with vanilla mascapone.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Ina is hosting a surprise dinner party with an Italian theme for a friend. She's sharing her dinner party know-how and strategies, from menu planning and shortcuts to setting the scene with the help of a florist. Recipes include Parmesan Crisps, Rossinis, White Bean and Arugula Salad, Balsamic Roasted Beef, Parmesan Fennel Gratin and for dessert, Limoncello and Ice Cream.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    It's back to basics on baking. There's a cookie master class from local baker Kathleen King of Tates Bakeshop who shares her recipe for Double Chocolate Almond Cookies, an easy bake Irish Soda Bread and the easiest shortcut appetizer ever, Savory Palmiers. Then Ina is answering everyone's baking dilemmas in Ask Ina.

  • Barefoot Contessa

    Running a store’s no mean feat. Ina should know--she ran a deli for 20 years. When a local store manager asks her to help with a thank you meal for his staff, she says yes right away. It’s a French inspired menu of Provencal soup with spoonfuls of pungent green pistou, seafood platters with two zesty sauces sauces and for dessert–coconut madeleines--tiny morsels of light as air sponge. The party will be held right in the middle of the shop and the staff just has to set the table.

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