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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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  • 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.

  • 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?

  • It's back to basics on how to throw the perfect dinner party. The secret is a meal in three acts with a perfect candy happy ending. To start, easy store-bought appetizers, then Bay Scallop Gratins and to end, two delicious homemade candies: White Chocolate Bark and Fleur De Sel Caramels.

  • Ina reveals the secrets of cooking with wine with recipes for Beef Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Risotto and Fresh Raspberry Gratins, and gets the low down on cheese and wine pairings from her friend and wine expert Martine Warner. Then Ina is tackling everyone's wine questions in Ask Ina.

  • For lunch alfresco, Ina's made Roasted Asparagus and Proscuitto With Easy Hollondaise. Then there's a date with Tyler Florence, who's sharing the secret making a perfectly cooked Porterhouse Steak. Then she's heading to San Francisco to shop for everything she needs for a sunset picnic with Jeffrey.

  • It all starts with one lemon and garlic roast chicken served with baby leaf with crispy bacon and parmesan salad which lives on to become chicken stock and chicken tabbouleh salad. Ina invites her garden designer friend to decorate the garden.

  • Inspired by local food producers Ina is creating delicious recipes celebrating the incredible ingredients she can find right on her doorstep. First using Long Island honey there's Honey Vanilla Pound Cake, and then cheese from award winning Mecox Diary is the star in Mache With Warm Brie and Apples. And ideas to preserve flavor, homemade Vanilla Extract, raspberry vodka and Garlic and Lemon Oil inspired by local company East End Foodies. Local ingredients and seasonal produce get tackled in Ask Ina.

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  • In exchange for pots and garden plans, Ina cooks for a friend. For lunch. pea soup and roasted red pepper and goats cheese sandwiches and for an afternoon treat, carrot and pineapple cake.

  • Ina says that no one ever remembers what they ate for the main course but they always remember dessert. Ina shares her ideas and recipes for the perfect way to end a meal -- sweet and savory, this really is a case of saving the best for last. Recipes include Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Lime Meringue Tart and Peach and Blueberry Crumbles.

  • 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.

  • A three course breakfast is guaranteed to impress the one you love. Ina's husband Jeffrey has been away and she's making him a welcome home breakfast. Freshly baked brioche, Strawberry Jam, blood orange mimosa,fruit crunch sundaes and hot chocolate.

  • Inspired by local food producers Ina is creating delicious recipes celebrating the incredible ingredients she can find right on her doorstep. First using Long Island honey there's Honey Vanilla Pound Cake, and then cheese from award winning Mecox Diary is the star in Mache With Warm Brie and Apples. And ideas to preserve flavor, homemade Vanilla Extract, raspberry vodka and Garlic and Lemon Oil inspired by local company East End Foodies. Local ingredients and seasonal produce get tackled in Ask Ina.

  • 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.

  • All season the volunteers have been manning the museums of the east Hampton Historical Society and now it’s time to thank them with a delicious thank you lunch staged by Ina and two friends--trustee Frank Newbold and local shopkeeper Valerie Smith. Frank and Valerie get to set the scene while Ina cooks a fabulous lunch of Swordfish Steaks in Tomato Caper Sauce, Saffron and Zucchini Cous Cous followed by individual Chocolate Puddings.

  • Ina reveals the secrets of cooking with wine with recipes for Beef Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Risotto and Fresh Raspberry Gratins, and gets the low down on cheese and wine pairings from her friend and wine expert Martine Warner. Then Ina is tackling everyone's wine questions in Ask Ina.

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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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