Behind the Scenes of Barefoot in Paris

The Barefoot Contessa in Paris Again

Ina's back in Paris, and this time she's checking out restaurants with an American flair. Afterward it's a special picnic with Jeffrey to celebrate his birthday. Go behind the scenes of the trip.

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  • After making Tomato Crostini and Whipped Feta for lunch, Ina learns the secrets of Thomas Keller's Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Thyme Roasted Marcona Almonds are the perfect snack for Cocktail Time, but will Ina have mixologist Jon Gasparini's Napa Spritz or Basil Gimlet?

  • 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.

  • Barefoot meets the silver screen in a Hollywood culinary and cooking adventure. Ina Garten's cooking with Jennifer Garner on her birthday at her Los Angeles home, she's hanging out with friends Wendy and Carnie Wilson, and she's visiting some of the coolest places, having a master class with chef royalty Wolfgang Puck at Spago and mixing up a cocktail at the Chateau Marmont. Then Hollywood comes to the Hamptons when Ina cooks California-style with glittering acting duo Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

  • Ina is setting sail down the Hudson River to celebrate a friend's birthday. They're providing the boat and she's bringing fantastic portable food, like Hot Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill Sauce and Carrot Cake With Ginger Mascarpone Frosting. Plus, she's sharing foolproof picnic strategies guaranteed to make any alfresco celebration a huge success!

  • 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 firing up the grill for the ultimate guide to grilling, with some of her favorite ever recipes: Surf and turf is covered with Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Indonesian Grilled Swordfish and Sliders. She has sides covered with Grilled Corn on the Cob, Confetti Corn, Grilled Panzanella and even Breakfast on the Grill!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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!

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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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