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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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  • Ina surprises Jeffrey with a birthday get-together at a surprise location, historic building "Home Sweet Home." On the menu for this celebration are a Greek Platter, Hummus, Spinach Pie, Orange Pound Cake with Orange Cream and Raspberry Orange Trifle.

  • 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!

  • A scorching day in the Hamptons means only one thing, a beach BBQ. Join Ina for delicious portable picnic food BBQ chicken cooked at the beach, schezuan noodles, broccoli and garlic and samores assembled and melted over the BBQ. Plus, three ice cream toppings perfect for a summers day.

  • It's a day of flames and flowers as Ina shares fantastic surf and turf grilling recipes with her friend, perfumer Antonia. She's welcoming her with Gazpacho With Goat's Cheese Croutons for lunch then firing up the grill and making Mustard-Marinated Flank Steak and Sicilian Grilled Swordfish. Then in exchange for the grilling lesson Antonia's showing Ina how to make an incredible bouquet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One of Ina's friends has just moved houses and everyone's been rallying round. To celebrate Ina and her friend Allison come up with the idea of a settling-in dinner. On the menu are some of the most comforting dishes of all time; Mac and Cheese served with a Baby Arugula Salad and Peach and Raspberry Shortcakes filled with Vanilla Whipped Cream.

  • It's back to basics on outdoor entertaining. For lunch using ingredients from the garden Capellini with tomatoes and basil. Plus a perfect tea party menu for a garden tour party Raisin Pecan and Oatmeal cookies and smoked salmon sandwiches. Ina is then tackling everyone's outdoor entertaining questions in Ask Ina.

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  • A scorching day in the Hamptons means only one thing, a beach BBQ. Join Ina for delicious portable picnic food BBQ chicken cooked at the beach, schezuan noodles, broccoli and garlic and samores assembled and melted over the BBQ. Plus, three ice cream toppings perfect for a summers day.

  • 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 surprises Jeffrey with a birthday get-together at a surprise location, historic building "Home Sweet Home." On the menu for this celebration are a Greek Platter, Hummus, Spinach Pie, Orange Pound Cake with Orange Cream and Raspberry Orange Trifle.

  • Ina puts together a portable feast to eat at the beach while watching her friend's daughter play volleyball. She makes a high energy snack for the teams and lunch for the spectators. Recipes include: Curried Chicken Wraps, Panzanella, and Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars.

  • Fire up the grill this is back to basics on beach BBQs. Getting back to basics is all about simplicity, flavor and informality, and nothing illustrates this better than a good old-fashioned beach BBQ. Ina is meeting her friends Michael and Jim at the beach; they're firing up the grill and setting the scene, and she's bringing the food - Grilled Clams with Basil Breadcrumbs, Niman Ranch Burgers, Caramelised Onions and Chocolate S'mores.

  • 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.

  • The perfect grilling menu that's good enough for company with recipes for Italian meatball hamburgers, Creamy Cucumber Salad, Confetti Corn and Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream Custard and Raspberries.

  • It's back to basics on outdoor entertaining. For lunch using ingredients from the garden Capellini with tomatoes and basil. Plus a perfect tea party menu for a garden tour party Raisin Pecan and Oatmeal cookies and smoked salmon sandwiches. Ina is then tackling everyone's outdoor entertaining questions 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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