Barefoot Contessa
Ina's Perfect Roast Chicken
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Ina's Perfect Roast Chicken can be a simple meal or an elegant one.

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  • 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.

  • Its back to basics on the big chill - great get ahead food. With recipes for Truffle Mac and Cheese and for dessert a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Plus Cinnamon Honey Butter.

  • Ina has a hectic day - a business breakfast meeting, recipe testing and candy to make and donate to the local bake sale. It's a non-stop cooking day with recipes for Croque Monsieur, Cassis a l'eau, Tasted Coconut marshmallows, Tuna Salad and Vegetable soup.

  • It's cocktail time. Ina is preparing three incredible easy canapes special enough for the holidays and all year round. There's fresh Salmon Tartare, Sopressata With Cheese in Puff Pastry and Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts. Plus, America's top mixologist Brian Van Flandern is challenged to create two incredible cocktails, one modern and one vintage, to match the menu, and he comes up with The Barefoot Contessa and a Hemingway Daiquiri. Then it's all about cocktails and canapes in Ask Ina.

  • 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

  • Just when everyone's expecting burgers and hot dogs Ina Garten puts the BBQ to the test & makes pizza's right on the grill. This is a help yourself and cook your own dinner. While Ina supplies the dough and toppings the guest assemble their own pizza.

  • It's Ina's flawless plan for a Big Breakfast party where you don't have to get up at dawn. Recipes for Strawberry scones and Potato Basil Frittatas made the night before, so that all that has to be done in the morning is reheating and laying out the table

  • Ina's favorite time to entertain is Sunday lunch. It's a no pressure time for a simple meal of Cheddar Corn Chowder, green salad Vinaigrette and Macaroons. Start off with some onion dip, some great friends and you've got a recipe for a great afternoon.

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  • Ina has a hectic day - a business breakfast meeting, recipe testing and candy to make and donate to the local bake sale. It's a non-stop cooking day with recipes for Croque Monsieur, Cassis a l'eau, Tasted Coconut marshmallows, Tuna Salad and Vegetable soup.

  • Its back to basics on the big chill - great get ahead food. With recipes for Truffle Mac and Cheese and for dessert a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Plus Cinnamon Honey Butter.

  • 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.

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

  • Ina's friend Dwyer Derrig is on her way back from the city and she's going to get a fabulous birthday surprise -- a fridge filled with Ina's home cooked Italian Seafood Salad and German Chocolate Cupcakes, a Birthday Cheeseboard Gift and amazing flowers by Michael at Bridgehampton florists.

  • 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.

  • Ina's friend Dwyer Derrig is on her way back from the city and she's going to get a fabulous birthday surprise -- a fridge filled with Ina's home cooked Italian Seafood Salad and German Chocolate Cupcakes, a Birthday Cheeseboard Gift and amazing flowers by Michael at Bridgehampton florists.

  • 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

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

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.

More About Barefoot Contessa

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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