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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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  • The perfect grilling menu that's good enough for company with recipes for Italian meatball hamburgers, Creamy Cucumber Salad, Confetti Corn and Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream Custard and Raspberries.

  • Ina is revealing her foolproof countdown to the holiday meal with recipes for Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Sausage and Herb Stuffing, Homemade Gravy and Celery Root and Apple Puree.

  • It's back to basics on Thanksgiving pot luck parties. There's a foolproof no stress Turkey Roulade, with easy sides; Roasted Vegetables With Simple String Beans and the classics with the volume turned up, Cranberry Conserve and Homemade Gravy. Then for dessert, Gingerbread Cupcakes With Orange Frosting plus a festive table setting by Ina's new stylist Robert Ruffino.

  • It's out with the old and in with the new as the Barefoot Contessa gets back to basics and shakes up Thanksgiving. She's roasting a delicious Turkey With Truffle Butter with her friend Sarah Chase. Then she's turning up the volume on stuffing and sides with incredible Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms. There are three dazzling table settings and from fast appetizers, gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts to fabulous Turkey Hashed Browns, she's got answers for your thanksgiving questions in Ask Ina.

  • Ina is testing the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for two for a magazine article. Her husband Jeffrey is the chief taste tester and her friend Miguel is designing a table where the decoration doubles as dessert. On the menu are savory Palmiers - puff pastry with sundried tomato pesto - then golden Cornish Hens filled with Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Turnips with delicious crispy shallots and sauteed Broccolini. Who says you need a crowd to have a party?

  • It's back to basics on Thanksgiving pot luck parties. There's a foolproof no stress Turkey Roulade, with easy sides; Roasted Vegetables With Simple String Beans and the classics with the volume turned up, Cranberry Conserve and Homemade Gravy. Then for dessert, Gingerbread Cupcakes With Orange Frosting plus a festive table setting by Ina's new stylist Robert Ruffino.

  • Ina is revealing her foolproof countdown to the holiday meal with recipes for Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Sausage and Herb Stuffing, Homemade Gravy and Celery Root and Apple Puree.

  • It's all about learning from New York's food greats today. After a Smoked Salmon and Bagel masterclass at a legendary Jewish store, a lesson in steak from a legendary butcher and the scoop on an amazing coffee roastery in Queens, it's back home for Grilled Double New York Strip With Spice Rub, Garten Spice Sweet Potato Fries and Coffee Granita.

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  • The perfect grilling menu that's good enough for company with recipes for Italian meatball hamburgers, Creamy Cucumber Salad, Confetti Corn and Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream Custard and Raspberries.

  • Its back to basic on oven rules to turn up the volume on flavor. These are simple oven techniques; cooking on high, low and even off. First the dial gets cranked up to high for a filet of beef that becomes incredible Truffled Sandwiches, then it's down to low for roasted tomatoes that really make a Caprese Salad, then the oven gets switched off for sweet, crisp Meringues Chantilly With syrupy Roasted Berries.

  • It's Friday night and Ina is cooking up a delicious steak dinner for Jeffrey with a twist. This time Jeffrey's making his own supper on the grill. There's Herbed Ricotta Bruschetta, Grilled Steak and Arugula all washed down with Watermelon Mojitos. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their dinner party dilemmas.

  • 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's back to basics on pasta. New ideas and quick cook recipes, for family or company, Ina's got pasta covered. She shares her recipes for Tomato Feta Pasta Salad, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and two foolproof sauces -- Pesto and Marinara Sauce.

  • It's all about learning from New York's food greats today. After a Smoked Salmon and Bagel masterclass at a legendary Jewish store, a lesson in steak from a legendary butcher and the scoop on an amazing coffee roastery in Queens, it's back home for Grilled Double New York Strip With Spice Rub, Garten Spice Sweet Potato Fries and Coffee Granita.

  • It's a perfect day of fun in the city. Ina's cooking at two fabulous restaurants, learning the secret to Oyster Pan Roast and Uni Butter Crostini at John Dory Oyster Bar and the famous Million Dollar Chicken at the Standard Grill. Ina takes a stroll on The High Line and meets with the vendor behind People Pops, and even Jeffrey's getting a cheese making course at Beecher's Handmade Cheese. Back home, it's Side Car cocktails and a Garten taste-off!

  • Turkey doesn't have to be saved for Thanksgiving it's a delicious meal all year round. Ina creates two menus from one turkey a casual midweek supper with friends on the menu Herbed Butter Roast Turkey, Thyme Popover, Vegetable Tian and Crème Brule.

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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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