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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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  • 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.

  • It's Halloween for grown ups. With Espresso Martinis, fennel pork loin, Garlic String Beans and a ghoulish Chocolate Ganache cake with Orange frosting to get you in the mood.

  • This is all about the desserts in Ina's hall of fame. There's incredible make-ahead Frozen Mocha Mousse, shortcut French Apple Galettes, easy Balsamic Strawberries, Fruit Salad With Limoncello, Eton Mess and delicious Skillet Brownies

  • Ina is setting sail down the Hudson River to celebrate a friend's birthday. They're providing the boat and she's bringing fantastic portable food, like Hot Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill Sauce and Carrot Cake With Ginger Mascarpone Frosting. Plus, she's sharing foolproof picnic strategies guaranteed to make any alfresco celebration a huge success!

  • This is all about the desserts in Ina's hall of fame. There's incredible make-ahead Frozen Mocha Mousse, shortcut French Apple Galettes, easy Balsamic Strawberries, Fruit Salad With Limoncello, Eton Mess and delicious Skillet Brownies

  • It's Halloween for grown ups. With Espresso Martinis, fennel pork loin, Garlic String Beans and a ghoulish Chocolate Ganache cake with Orange frosting to get you in the mood.

  • 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.

  • Ina shares her favorite candy recipes perfect for gifting. There's candy for all ages, pillowy Marshmallows and White Chocolate Bark. Then Ina's making a Winter Squash Soup as a thank you gift to top candy queen Dylan Lauren, who's showing Ina two fantastic ideas for displaying and wrapping candy.

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  • 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 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 shares her foolproof formula for the perfect cocktail party. There are canapes -- homemade, store bought and assembled, cocktails with the help of cocktail expert and friend Glenn Laughton from Red Bar and tips on setting up a cocktail bar at home. Then it's time for cocktails in Ask Ina when she answers everyone's cocktail party dilemmas. Recipes include Blinis with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon, Turkey Tea Sandwiches, Grilled Lemon Chicken and an Ina-Tini.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • After making Tomato Crostini and Whipped Feta for lunch, Ina learns the secrets of Thomas Keller's Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Thyme Roasted Marcona Almonds are the perfect snack for Cocktail Time, but will Ina have mixologist Jon Gasparini's Napa Spritz or Basil Gimlet?

  • 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 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.

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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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