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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  • Ina makes lunch for the original Barefoot Contessa store owner. This is a "trip down memory lane lunch" with all the original Barefoot classics: creamy chicken salad, cheddar dill scones and chocolate espresso cheesecake.

  • It's back to basics on surprises. It's lasagna with a Greek twist, Pastitsio, served with an Arugula and Watermelon Feta Salad bursting with flavor, plus a gorgeous table setting for a surprise dinner date with Jeffrey.

  • 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.

  • Ina is revealing her foolproof countdown to the holiday meal with recipes for Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Sausage and Herb Stuffing, Homemade Gravy and Celery Root and Apple Puree.

  • It's back to basics on Thanksgiving pot luck parties. There's a foolproof no stress Turkey Roulade, with easy sides; Roasted Vegetables With Simple String Beans and the classics with the volume turned up, Cranberry Conserve and Homemade Gravy. Then for dessert, Gingerbread Cupcakes With Orange Frosting plus a festive table setting by Ina's new stylist Robert Ruffino.

  • Ina is testing the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for two for a magazine article. Her husband Jeffrey is the chief taste tester and her friend Miguel is designing a table where the decoration doubles as dessert. On the menu are savory Palmiers - puff pastry with sundried tomato pesto - then golden Cornish Hens filled with Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Turnips with delicious crispy shallots and sauteed Broccolini. Who says you need a crowd to have a party?

  • It's out with the old and in with the new as the Barefoot Contessa gets back to basics and shakes up Thanksgiving. She's roasting a delicious Turkey With Truffle Butter with her friend Sarah Chase. Then she's turning up the volume on stuffing and sides with incredible Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms. There are three dazzling table settings and from fast appetizers, gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts to fabulous Turkey Hashed Browns, she's got answers for your thanksgiving questions in Ask Ina.

  • It's back to basics on Thanksgiving pot luck parties. There's a foolproof no stress Turkey Roulade, with easy sides; Roasted Vegetables With Simple String Beans and the classics with the volume turned up, Cranberry Conserve and Homemade Gravy. Then for dessert, Gingerbread Cupcakes With Orange Frosting plus a festive table setting by Ina's new stylist Robert Ruffino.

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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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