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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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  • Sweet and savory, this is fruit all the way and anything goes. Ina is pushing the fruit boundaries by shaking up the classics, getting the scoop on fruit desserts like French Nougatine from local Chef Laura Donnelly and finding interesting new ways to cook with fruit, with Wild Rice Salad and Apple Chutney.

  • It's Ina and Jeffrey's wedding anniversary and Ina's got a romantic game plan guaranteed to impress. There's an incredible menu of Crispy Mustard Chicken, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Crispy Roasted Kale and Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs, a perfect alfresco setting and special trip to the vineyard organized by Jeffrey.

  • Sweet and savory, this is fruit all the way and anything goes. Ina is pushing the fruit boundaries by shaking up the classics, getting the scoop on fruit desserts like French Nougatine from local Chef Laura Donnelly and finding interesting new ways to cook with fruit, with Wild Rice Salad and Apple Chutney.

  • A dazzling after work meal of Greek Panzanella, Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins and Plum Crunch to impress a friend's colleagues, it's Ina to the rescue -- after all what are friends for?

  • Ina holds a party for the team that helped create her dream barn. The menu includes recipes for smoked salmon with herbed butter; a huge steaming pot of ribolitta; open mozzarella, pesto and basil sandwiches; and pear, apple and cranberry crisps.

  • 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.

  • All season the volunteers have been manning the museums of the east Hampton Historical Society and now it’s time to thank them with a delicious thank you lunch staged by Ina and two friends--trustee Frank Newbold and local shopkeeper Valerie Smith. Frank and Valerie get to set the scene while Ina cooks a fabulous lunch of Swordfish Steaks in Tomato Caper Sauce, Saffron and Zucchini Cous Cous followed by individual Chocolate Puddings.

  • 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.

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  • Jeffery is back in town after a long haul trip so here's Ina's plan -- a mix of great, fast, comfort food with lemon curd tart, grown up mac and cheese served with a salad dressed with a creamy vinaigrette, and for his homecoming dinner, mussels in white wine.

  • It's the Barefoot anniversary and Ina makes Barefoot classic recipoes for her original team. This will be a nostalgic recipe trip with great stories to reminisce about. Recipes include: BBQ ribs, Potato Salad, Blue Cheese Coleslaw, and Chocolate Ganache cup cakes.

  • It's back to basics on comfort food for company. If you are having people over for dinner the shortcut to making them feel right at home is to serve comfort food. It's warming, delicious, totally unexpected, and always works. Ina makes a comfort dinner to go for a friend who is renovating her kitchen. On the menu: Company Pot Roast and Baked Potatoes With Yogurt and Sour Cream Dressing. This is comfort food for company with the volume turned up.

  • It's back to basics on elegant easy entertaining. When people are expecting fancy, make it simple and surprise them with an Italian meal. On the menu a fabulous get ahead Shrimp Scampi and a no cook Fruit Salad with Lemoncello and Honey Lemon Yogurt. Plus there are great tips on choosing wine, a great table setting and an Antipasti master class with friends.

  • Ina's friend Valerie has just moved into a new house and Ina is cooking her a "moving in" dinner. This will be a delicious home cooked meal served right from the cook top.

  • 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.

  • A Greek inspired menu made from everyday store ingredients. It's a perfect party meal for a surprise housewarming for Ina's friends Frank and Laura Greenwald. They'll love her Greek Salad, Dinner Spanakopitas, Marinated Lamb Kebabs and Easy Tzatziki with Toasted Pita Crisps.

  • Ina's cooking a deepy flavoured Fillet of beef bourgignon, with a creamy cheese Zucchini Gratin and for dessert a plum tart with a wonderful crumb topping. She's packing it up and sending it up to the city where her young friend can heat it up and host a celebration party.

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

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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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