Behind the Scenes of Barefoot in L.A.
From the Hamptons to Hollywood and Back

Behind the Scenes of Barefoot in L.A.

See which celebrities Ina met with on her trip to Los Angeles, and get all the recipes for the dishes they cooked together.

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • For a casual dinner in the garden with Jeffrey, Ina makes Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad with Raspberry Crumble Bars for dessert. The next day, they have dinner with Michael Chiarello, who makes his incredible Chicken A La Vendemmia with graped picked from his own vineyard.

  • Miguel is documenting Ina's garden through the changing seasons on film. In return for the pictures, Ina is making him a mouthwatering lunch. Lemon Fusilli with Arugula and Panacotta with Balsamic Strawberries.

  • Ina unleashes flour power and reveals her bread secrets. There's Honey White Bread, the perfect basic loaf everyone needs in their repertoire plus tips from master baker Amy Scherber from Amy's Bread in New York. Then, the humble sandwich reaches new heights in an incredible open Tuna and Hummus Sandwich. Finally, Ina gets creative with crumbs and creates delicious Mussels With Basil Breadcrumbs. And it's all you need to know on bread and baking in Ask Ina.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Ina helps her friends daughter Tess cook a surprise dinner for her mum. This is party planning and a cooking master class combined - with recipes for Crab Cakes, Celeriac Roumolade Salad, and Lemon Meringue Tart.

  • 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.

  • Ina takes inspiration from the fabulous food found in the Hamptons to create new recipes in a piece for her Barefoot blog. She makes Salmon and Guacamole Sandwiches, Salted Caramel Brownies and Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad.

  • Just when everyone's expecting burgers and hot dogs Ina Garten puts the BBQ to the test & makes pizza's right on the grill. This is a help yourself and cook your own dinner. While Ina supplies the dough and toppings the guest assemble their own pizza.

  • Ina unleashes flour power and reveals her bread secrets. There's Honey White Bread, the perfect basic loaf everyone needs in their repertoire plus tips from master baker Amy Scherber from Amy's Bread in New York. Then, the humble sandwich reaches new heights in an incredible open Tuna and Hummus Sandwich. Finally, Ina gets creative with crumbs and creates delicious Mussels With Basil Breadcrumbs. And it's all you need to know on bread and baking in Ask Ina.

  • Its back to basics on the big chill - great get ahead food. With recipes for Truffle Mac and Cheese and for dessert a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Plus Cinnamon Honey Butter.

  • It's back to basics on baking. There's a cookie master class from local baker Kathleen King of Tates Bakeshop who shares her recipe for Double Chocolate Almond Cookies, an easy bake Irish Soda Bread and the easiest shortcut appetizer ever, Savory Palmiers. Then Ina is answering everyone's baking dilemmas 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.

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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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