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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 is writing an article about eating local and she's challenged herself to make a meal entirely from Hamptons ingredients. There's Eggplant Caponata with produce from a farm in Water Mill, the catch of the day in Montauk is bass so Ina's roasting it with a Caesar inspired sauce. And for dessert, fresh Peach Cake with fruit from the farmers' market and even the eggs are local, freshly laid by happy Hamptons chickens. Then it's all veg talk in Ask Ina.

  • Ina's friend Beth Eckhardt has recently opened a new florists and to celebrate Ina is going to make tea time treats for customers. There's red velvet cupcakes, shortbread cookies and orange curd with long stemmed strawberries plus afternoon tea inspired flower arrangements from Beth. Then it's all about afternoon tea and flowers in Ask Ina.

  • It's back to basics on grilling. Ina's experimenting with new and inventive ways to use the grill, going way beyond hotdogs and hamburgers. First Fettunta, melted mozzarella and prosciutto on grilled bread baked in the grill. Then grilled Chicken gets taken to a whole new level with a delicious Tuscan Lemon marinade. And even salad gets the grilled treatment -- Panzanella like you've never tasted before.

  • Ina gives us the low-down on how to throw the perfect breakfast party with recipes for Buttermilk cheddar biscuits and strawberry jam, a fun cocktail called juice of a few flowers and soft herbed scrambled eggs.

  • It's Ina's idea of a perfect day: While Jeffrey runs on the beach she whips up Raspberry Muffins and Coffee for their breakfast. Then she heads to local restaurant South Fork Kitchen to cook with chef Joe Isidori. Then it's back to the barn for a comforting soup dinner with Jeffrey -- the perfect end to the perfect day.

  • Ina enjoys a girls day off with two of her closest girlfriends. She prepares a pre-shopping snack before heading to Main Street for some serious retail therapy and then rustles up a light lunch for them to enjoy while comparing purchases. Recipes Include: Sour Cream and Coffee Cake, Grilled Peaches, Goat Cheese Salad, Sunrise Smoothie.

  • Ina is working on an article about brunch and calls in the help of team brunch. Local florist Michael Grimm creates a flower display to go on the brunch table set and photographed by Miguel Florres. There's Baked Blintzes With Fresh Blueberry Sauce, Apricot Butter, Roasted Hazelnut Granola and a Fruit Platter.

  • Ina is throwing a housewarming party for a new colleague. She's got the lowdown on travel-friendly dishes made from local ingredients, like Corn and Avocado Salad, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Tequila Citrus Chicken, fantastic tips for putting together a Local Cheese Platter and a Dessert Platter, plus buffet strategies we'll all want to try.

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  • It's back to basics on grilling. Ina's experimenting with new and inventive ways to use the grill, going way beyond hotdogs and hamburgers. First Fettunta, melted mozzarella and prosciutto on grilled bread baked in the grill. Then grilled Chicken gets taken to a whole new level with a delicious Tuscan Lemon marinade. And even salad gets the grilled treatment -- Panzanella like you've never tasted before.

  • Ina's friend Beth Eckhardt has recently opened a new florists and to celebrate Ina is going to make tea time treats for customers. There's red velvet cupcakes, shortbread cookies and orange curd with long stemmed strawberries plus afternoon tea inspired flower arrangements from Beth. Then it's all about afternoon tea and flowers in Ask Ina.

  • Ina is writing an article about eating local and she's challenged herself to make a meal entirely from Hamptons ingredients. There's Eggplant Caponata with produce from a farm in Water Mill, the catch of the day in Montauk is bass so Ina's roasting it with a Caesar inspired sauce. And for dessert, fresh Peach Cake with fruit from the farmers' market and even the eggs are local, freshly laid by happy Hamptons chickens. Then it's all veg talk in Ask Ina.

  • It's back to basics on Grilling. From an elegant and easy grilled main course packed with flavor, Grilled Indonesian swordfish to a grilling master class from executive chef Joe Realmuto from Town Line BBQ who shares his recipe for BBQ sauce over skirt steak and a perfect all purpose grilling party salad Green salad with Blue Cheese Dressing. Then Ina is in the hot seat answering everyone's grilling questions in Ask Ina.

  • Today, Ina's sharing all the secrets for effortless entertaining: From creating a time line, sharing cheats and shortcuts and cooking up easy delicious dishes. With recipes for Chili Tortilla Chips, Slow Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise, Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Truffled Mashed Potatoes.

  • Ina's sharing potluck party secrets with local farmers Katie and Amanda, who are throwing a start of season bash. There's Tomato Soup With Cheese Croutons for lunch, then a master class in Grilled Lemon Chicken With Broccoli and Bow Tie Pasta, crowd pleasing Wheat Berry and Farro Salad and an incredible food table setting down at the farm.

  • Today, Ina's sharing all the secrets for effortless entertaining: From creating a time line, sharing cheats and shortcuts and cooking up easy delicious dishes. With recipes for Chili Tortilla Chips, Slow Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise, Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Truffled Mashed Potatoes.

  • TR is having house guest’s for the weekend and Ina is helping him stock up his fridge. In return he has promised to run a foody errand for her in NYC at Eli’s tomato factory. While TR shops in NYC Ina stocks up his fridge with weekend meals including Chicken Pot Pie, Wheatberry salad and split pea soup and a tasty tomato sandwich for herself.

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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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