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Perfect Dinner Party

It's back to basics on how to throw the perfect dinner party.

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Season 1, Episode 23

Impromptu Dinner

This is back to basics on dinner for unexpected guests. With some store-cupboard staples and freezer standbys Ina shows how you can pull together a fabulous dinner without even stepping out the door. And that's exactly what she's doing for dinner with her friend Miguel who just happens to be in town. She whips up Spring Green Risotto, Shortbread Cookies and Caramel Pecan Sundaes in a flash.

Monday
Jul 25
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 3

Sweet Charity

Going, going gone! Lunch with Ina is up for auction. The winning bidders can look forward to delicious lunch of Chilled Cucumber Soup With Shrimp, Lobster and Shells Salad and Eton Mess. Plus, there's a star studded guest list including Alec Baldwin and Mariska Hargitay. This will be an easy lunch to prepare with spectacular results.

Sunday
Mar 4
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 8

Cocktail Hour

It's back to basics on cocktail parties. Ina is writing a plan and showing her friend Jack how to throw the perfect foolproof cocktail party. There are three appetizers to buy; Olives, Marcona Almonds and Salami with Hot House Cucumbers and three to make; delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Blue Cheese Crackers and Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry.

Tuesday
Dec 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
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Sunday
Jan 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 24

Comfort Classics Close Up

Ina Garten is giving comfort classics a makeover with recipes for Bagels With Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad, Virgin Marys, Roasted Potato Leek Soup and Herb Garlic Bread.

Tuesday
Apr 8
12:30pm | 11:30c
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Monday
Jan 12
4pm | 3c
Season 11, Episode 2

Easy as Pie

Baking and blooms are on the menu as Ina shares the secrets of pie making with her friend Michael in exchange for some floristry magic. There are Raspberry Corn Muffins to welcome him to the barn, then Ina shows him how to make foolproof pie crust, a fabulous Fresh Blueberry Pie and a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie. Then from flour to flowers, it's over to Michael's where he shows Ina the secrets of a showstopping table centerpiece.

Monday
Apr 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
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Thursday
May 28
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 1

Old New York

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.

Monday
Jun 8
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Herb Story

Nothing turns up the volume more in cooking than herbs. Ina is sharing her top herbs and how to use them in delicious recipes, Greek lamb with a yoghurt mint sauce and oregano, feta and tomato salad. Then she's teaming up with Eli Zabar who will be sharing an incredible tomato salad recipe with fresh tarragon. Then she's answering everyone's herb questions in Ask Ina

Tuesday
Jul 21
1:30pm | 12:30c
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Sunday
Aug 9
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 5

Potluck Party

Ina's sharing potluck party secrets with local farmers Katie and Amanda, who are throwing a start of season bash. There's Tomato Soup With Cheese Croutons for lunch, then a master class in Grilled Lemon Chicken With Broccoli and Bow Tie Pasta, crowd pleasing Wheat Berry and Farro Salad and an incredible food table setting down at the farm.

Monday
Jan 11
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 23

Impromptu Dinner

This is back to basics on dinner for unexpected guests. With some store-cupboard staples and freezer standbys Ina shows how you can pull together a fabulous dinner without even stepping out the door. And that's exactly what she's doing for dinner with her friend Miguel who just happens to be in town. She whips up Spring Green Risotto, Shortbread Cookies and Caramel Pecan Sundaes in a flash.

Tuesday
Mar 22
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 4

Market Day

Inspired by local food producers Ina is creating delicious recipes celebrating the incredible ingredients she can find right on her doorstep. First using Long Island honey there's Honey Vanilla Pound Cake, and then cheese from award winning Mecox Diary is the star in Mache With Warm Brie and Apples. And ideas to preserve flavor, homemade Vanilla Extract, raspberry vodka and Garlic and Lemon Oil inspired by local company East End Foodies. Local ingredients and seasonal produce get tackled in Ask Ina.

Friday
Feb 24
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 6

Bread Winner

It's back to basics on bread. Ina's friend is writing an article about interesting ways to use bread so Ina's volunteered to test out three recipes which all use bread in different ways. The contenders are; delicious Salmon Cakes that use white breadcrumbs, a bubbling Golden Bread Pudding With Italian Panettone and a great hearty tomato soup: Pappa al Pomodoro that has bread both in and on it.

Friday
Feb 24
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Perfect Pasta

It's back to basics on pasta. New ideas and quick cook recipes, for family or company, Ina's got pasta covered. She shares her recipes for Tomato Feta Pasta Salad, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and two foolproof sauces -- Pesto and Marinara Sauce.

Sunday
Feb 26
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 6

Modern Comfort

This is all about comfort food as Ina cooks up modern day comfort classics. Helping her is New York caterer Mary Giuliani, famous for her miniature grilled cheese sandwich canapes plus there's French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining.

Sunday
Feb 26
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Italian Old and New

Ina's taking an Italian trip and cooking up classics and new takes on her favorite Italian dishes. There's a delicious tomatoes roasted with pesto and parmesan and family Italian dish with her friend Antonia. Plus she has some easy Italian dessert ideas using Italian wine and liqueurs. Then it's a trip around Italy in Ask Ina

Friday
Mar 3
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 9

Just Candy

Ina shares her favorite candy recipes perfect for gifting. There's candy for all ages, pillowy Marshmallows and White Chocolate Bark. Then Ina's making a Winter Squash Soup as a thank you gift to top candy queen Dylan Lauren, who's showing Ina two fantastic ideas for displaying and wrapping candy.

Friday
Mar 3
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 11, Episode 2

Easy as Pie

Baking and blooms are on the menu as Ina shares the secrets of pie making with her friend Michael in exchange for some floristry magic. There are Raspberry Corn Muffins to welcome him to the barn, then Ina shows him how to make foolproof pie crust, a fabulous Fresh Blueberry Pie and a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie. Then from flour to flowers, it's over to Michael's where he shows Ina the secrets of a showstopping table centerpiece.

Sunday
Mar 5
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 7

Bc Burger Joint

Ina's tuning up the volume on burger joint classics. There's easy Seafood Chowder, then she discovers the secrets on how to make the perfect burger with Chef Laurent Tourondel from LT burger, who also shares his recipes for delicious burger toppings, pickle mayo and guacamole. Then salad and fries get a makeover with delicious Buttermilk Ranch Dressing With Bibb Lettuce and Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Then it's time to answer questions on burger joint food in Ask Ina.

Sunday
Mar 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

All Change

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.

Friday
Mar 10
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 6

Easy French

Ina is cooking with legendary chef Daniel Boulud at his flagship restaurant in New York. They'll be cooking one of his signature French dishes then it's back to Easy Hampton for delicious French recipes and ideas and tips in Ask Ina.

Friday
Mar 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 7

Off Duty

This is all about what professional cooks make at home when they're off the clock from dawn to dusk. Fantastic quick and easy recipes and top tips from the chefs and cooks in the know for us to try at home. Ina will be cooking with cookbook writer and caterer Julia Turshen and getting great ideas from local chef Kevin Penner and city chef Cederic Vongerichten from Perry Street.

Sunday
Mar 12
9am | 8c
Season 11, Episode 3

Bread and Butter

Ina's on a nonstop bread adventure with her friend Eli Zabar, the bread guru. For lunch there's Fennel and Garlic Shrimp, perfect to eat with his Country Bread, he's sharing the secret recipe, and Ina's using it in delicious Provencal Cherry Tomato Gratin. Then she's assembling a beautiful bread basket and in a meeting of their two passions, they're having a bread and butter tasting.

Sunday
Mar 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Jeffrey Dinner

It's Friday night and Ina is cooking up a delicious steak dinner for Jeffrey with a twist. This time Jeffrey's making his own supper on the grill. There's Herbed Ricotta Bruschetta, Grilled Steak and Arugula all washed down with Watermelon Mojitos. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their dinner party dilemmas.

Friday
Mar 17
12pm | 11c

About the Show

The Barefoot Contessa is back, and this time it's about the basics. You've been invited to all of her fabulous parties, and now America's hostess with the mostess, Ina Garten, lifts the veil on all her tips, sharing techniques and incredibly elegant and easy recipes. Ina throws open the doors of her Hamptons home for more delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun.

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Ina Garten

Ina throws open the doors of her Hamptons home for delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun on Barefoot Contessa.

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