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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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  • Its quality time for Ina and Jeffery who are heading harbor side to eat Californian BLTs and buy scallops for a fabulous supper of Provencal Scallops with Basmati Rice followed cool creamy Panacotta with Balsamic Strawberries.

  • Ina Garten shares a collection of restaurant-inspired dishes to cook at home. Ina cooks with Frank Pellegrino for the famous Rao's restaurant and gets insider information from the best kitchens in America.

  • Ina's hosting a fundraiser at the barn for the East Hampton Historical Society and is sharing her blueprint for a foolproof cocktail party. From invitations to store bought cheats, this is entertaining made easy. With recipes for Caramelized Bacon, Potato Basil Frittata Squares, Roasted Shrimp With Green Goddess Dressing and a Champagne Cocktail Bar.

  • 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.

  • Ina Garten shares a collection of restaurant-inspired dishes to cook at home. Ina cooks with Frank Pellegrino for the famous Rao's restaurant and gets insider information from the best kitchens in America.

  • A thank-you lunch for the architects who helped Ina build her new kitchen and turned her dream workspace into a reality. With recipes for a cool Californian Iced Tea, elegant Grapefruit Avocado Salad & Easy Lobster Paella.

  • It's back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two delicious chicken shortcuts, Rotisserie Chicken with Satay Dip and CBLT's, chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwiches with Russian dressing. This is chicken all the way; plus, Ina is answering everyone's chicken questions in Ask Ina.

  • 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.

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  • Its quality time for Ina and Jeffery who are heading harbor side to eat Californian BLTs and buy scallops for a fabulous supper of Provencal Scallops with Basmati Rice followed cool creamy Panacotta with Balsamic Strawberries.

  • Even man's best friend deserves a treat on his birthday and as it's Ina's friends' dogs' special day she decides to throw a party for her favorite pooch and his mistress at the beach. They'll be a beach BBQ for the dog owners with chicken sausages, homemade relish, potato salad, sea breezes at sundown and a fabulous sheet cake with chocolate frosting!

  • It's back to basics on amping up flavor with the magic factor. It's a day of kitchen chemistry for Ina as she tests recipes with and without the magic ingredient that really unlocks the flavor of a dish. First lemon zest in Easy Cheese Danish, then salt and vinegar add their magic to Chicken Salad Sandwiches and finally Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with and without coffee. Each recipe with and without its magic ingredient gets put to the taste test by Ina's work colleagues to earn its magic factor title.

  • 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.

  • Catering an event is all about making wise menu choices. Ina helps her friend's daughter who is getting married to choose a delicious dessert for the rehearsal dinner. There are two desserts to choose from and two different table decorations constructed by Miguel. Its a delicious choice between Baba au Rhum and Il Flottante.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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