Behind the Scenes of Barefoot in Paris
Watch Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1|12c

The Barefoot Contessa in Paris Again

Ina's back in Paris, and this time she's checking out restaurants with an American flair. Afterward it's a special picnic with Jeffrey to celebrate his birthday. Go behind the scenes of the trip.

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  • Running a store’s no mean feat. Ina should know--she ran a deli for 20 years. When a local store manager asks her to help with a thank you meal for his staff, she says yes right away. It’s a French inspired menu of Provencal soup with spoonfuls of pungent green pistou, seafood platters with two zesty sauces sauces and for dessert–coconut madeleines--tiny morsels of light as air sponge. The party will be held right in the middle of the shop and the staff just has to set the table.

  • Inspired by a recent trip to Florence, Ina is re-creating a fabulous Florentine feast for friends back home in East Hampton. There's a mozzarella master class with a local cheese maker; an Italian drinks tray inspired by cocktails and store-bought hors d'oeuvres sampled at the fabulous Lungarno hotel in Florence; Baked Fish in Parchment; Parmesan Polenta; and Affogato Sundaes, the easiest Italian dessert ever. Ina's guests will collect Italian wine and set the table Italian-style.

  • 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.

  • Inspired by a recent trip to Florence, Ina is re-creating a fabulous Florentine feast for friends back home in East Hampton. There's a mozzarella master class with a local cheese maker; an Italian drinks tray inspired by cocktails and store-bought hors d'oeuvres sampled at the fabulous Lungarno hotel in Florence; Baked Fish in Parchment; Parmesan Polenta; and Affogato Sundaes, the easiest Italian dessert ever. Ina's guests will collect Italian wine and set the table Italian-style.

  • Ina is writing an article for Food Network magazine, and it's all about cheese. There's a photo shoot in her garden with the magazine followed by recipes back in the kitchen. Whether it's cooked, raw, soft, hard or blue, Ina's got cheese covered with recipes for Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing, Herb Coeur A La Creme, Roasted Vegetable Frittata, Steaks and Stilton Sauce and Ultimate Grilled Cheese.

  • Ina makes the perfect Tex-Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her Award-Winning Chili recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex-Mex table setting and fantastic chili side ideas, like Tequila Lime Chicken, Guacamole, La Fondita Fish Tacos and Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex-Mex food.

  • Running a store’s no mean feat. Ina should know--she ran a deli for 20 years. When a local store manager asks her to help with a thank you meal for his staff, she says yes right away. It’s a French inspired menu of Provencal soup with spoonfuls of pungent green pistou, seafood platters with two zesty sauces sauces and for dessert–coconut madeleines--tiny morsels of light as air sponge. The party will be held right in the middle of the shop and the staff just has to set the table.

  • 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.

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  • Ina compiles her list of all time favourite desserts. First something easy but really elegant Summer Pudding bursting with ripe berries, a comforting old time favourite rum raisin rice pudding, an old classic key lime pie, a two way crème anglaise that can be a sauce or an ice cream and a delicious hot caramel sauce

  • Ina is going to be away for the night so she's cooking Jeffrey a great supper and breakfast to keep him well-fed in her absence. She suspects he’ll skip the main course and go straight for the ice cream--how right she is!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ina is making dinner for her friend Miguel Florres-Vianna who is at the barn photographing the garden. While Miguel takes photos he creates a surprise table setting for Ina inspired by foliage found in the garden. On the menu are Panko-Crusted Salmon, Warm French Lentils, All American Cheese Board and Chicken Noodle Soup for Miguel's journey back to the city.

  • A party with a nautical theme on deck and at sea. Ina prepares a delicious moveable feast to eat harbor side on a friend’s boat. To start, she's serving rum daiquiris with Roasted Eggplant Dip followed by a Roasted Shrimp and Orzo Salad finished off with a show-stopping Coconut Cake.

  • The East Hampton ambulance volunteers meet once a month for a cookout to feed its 50 volunteers and Ina's pitching in with the help of local chef Joe Realmuto from Townline BBQ. This is cooking for a crowd, Barefoot style.

  • Ina makes the perfect Tex-Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her Award-Winning Chili recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex-Mex table setting and fantastic chili side ideas, like Tequila Lime Chicken, Guacamole, La Fondita Fish Tacos and Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex-Mex food.

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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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