It's back to basics on birthday celebrations. It's Jeffrey's birthday and Ina is making him a fantastic nostalgic dinner complete with Matzo Balls, Chicken Soup, Filet of Beef with Gorgonzola Sauce, Stuffed Cabbage and a Cookie Glaze, and it can all be made in advance. Plus she's answering everyone's birthday dilemmas in Ask Ina.
Ina makes the perfect Tex-Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her Award-Winning Chili recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex-Mex table setting and fantastic chili side ideas, like Tequila Lime Chicken, Guacamole, La Fondita Fish Tacos and Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex-Mex food.
Ina reveals the secrets of cooking with wine with recipes for Beef Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Risotto and Fresh Raspberry Gratins, and gets the low down on cheese and wine pairings from her friend and wine expert Martine Warner. Then Ina is tackling everyone's wine questions in Ask Ina.
Everyone has to start somewhere, even Ina. Ina gets a Moroccan Chicken Tajine cooking lesson from teacher and private chef Gail Arnold then shares her perfect beginners' recipe for Meat Loaf, Preserved Lemons, Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Tomatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash, that will get even amateur chefs cooking. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their cooking for beginner's questions in Ask Ina.
Inspired by her trips to France, Ina creates the perfect French dinner party. There's an incredible slow cooked 4-Hour Lamb and Provencal French Beans inspired by a dish her friend Barbara Lieberman tasted in Provence. Plus fantastic tips on how to create the perfect French dinner party setting. Then, Ina is in the hot seat sharing her French cooking secrets and techniques in Ask Ina.
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.
Ina goes back to basics on cooking with rice and has incredible recipes for sweet and savory rice dishes. From a Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya master class from her friend Amelia Durand to the classic rice pudding with the volume turned up, in Maple Pecan Rice Pudding. Then, Ina tackles everyone's rice problems in Ask Ina.
Ina faces her fear and takes on the hardest egg recipes. There's an Omelet master class from local chef Terry Harwood, the secrets to a perfect Spinach and Cheddar Souffle revealed and the scoop on foolproof Hollandaise, the perfect accompaniment to Roasted Asparagus. Plus she's cracking everyone's scary egg questions in Ask Ina.
Ina is travelling the globe and sharing her fantastic international pasta recipes. Her journey starts in Italy with a fantastic Conchiglie al Forno With Mushrooms and Radicchio from her friend, chef and author, Johanne Killeen. Then, there's an incredible Jewish classic sweet and savory pasta dish in her Noodle Kugel, and then last stop, Asia, for a delicious Szechuan Noodles With Chicken and Broccoli pasta salad. Plus she's tackling everyone's pasta problems in Ask Ina.
Ina shares her foolproof formula for the perfect cocktail party. There are canapes -- homemade, store bought and assembled, cocktails with the help of cocktail expert and friend Glenn Laughton from Red Bar and tips on setting up a cocktail bar at home. Then it's time for cocktails in Ask Ina when she answers everyone's cocktail party dilemmas. Recipes include Blinis with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon, Turkey Tea Sandwiches, Grilled Lemon Chicken and an Ina-Tini.