Behind the Scenes of Barefoot in L.A.
From the Hamptons to Hollywood and Back

Behind the Scenes of Barefoot in L.A.

See which celebrities Ina met with on her trip to Los Angeles, and get all the recipes for the dishes they cooked together.

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  • Ina and Michael Symon are cooking Greek today. Michael's doing Smoked Pork Ribs on the grill while Ina's got the sides sorted with Easy Tzatziki and Spicy Hummus, perfect on a Mezze Platter.

  • It's back to basics on recipes that work for kids (and for adults, too) that are fun to make and delicious to eat: White Pizzas With Arugula, Garlic Oil and Double Fudge Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

  • Ina and Michael Symon are cooking Greek today. Michael's doing Smoked Pork Ribs on the grill while Ina's got the sides sorted with Easy Tzatziki and Spicy Hummus, perfect on a Mezze Platter.

  • Catering an event is all about making wise menu choices. Ina helps her friend's daughter who is getting married to choose a delicious dessert for the rehearsal dinner. There are two desserts to choose from and two different table decorations constructed by Miguel. Its a delicious choice between Baba au Rhum and Il Flottante.

  • Ina's friend Dwyer Derrig is on her way back from the city and she's going to get a fabulous birthday surprise -- a fridge filled with Ina's home cooked Italian Seafood Salad and German Chocolate Cupcakes, a Birthday Cheeseboard Gift and amazing flowers by Michael at Bridgehampton florists.

  • Going, going gone! Lunch with Ina is up for auction. The winning bidders can look forward to delicious lunch of Chilled Cucumber Soup With Shrimp, Lobster and Shells Salad and Eton Mess. Plus, there's a star studded guest list including Alec Baldwin and Mariska Hargitay. This will be an easy lunch to prepare with spectacular results.

  • 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.

  • Its back to basics on the big chill - great get ahead food. With recipes for Truffle Mac and Cheese and for dessert a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Plus Cinnamon Honey Butter.

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  • It's back to basics Italian restaurant food at home. There's a delicious master class from Joe Realmuto, executive chef of local Italian restaurant Nick and Toni's, who shares his famous recipe for Penne alla Vecchia Bettola, an Italian classic dessert with the volume turned up, Rum Raisin Tiramisu and a gorgeous no cook Italian anti pasti platter. Then Ina is answering everyone's Italian questions in Ask Ina.

  • Soup shouldn’t be confined to the starters — it’s a one-pot wonder that makes for a delicious, hearty meal that can be made in advance. Ina is recipe testing two of her favourites, so when good friend Frank tells her he has some friends in town, Ina decides to take the pressure off and take the two soups to his place for dinner – she gets to road test her recipes and he gets supper.

  • Ina takes inspiration from the fabulous food found in the Hamptons to create new recipes in a piece for her Barefoot blog. She makes Salmon and Guacamole Sandwiches, Salted Caramel Brownies and Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad.

  • Ina's taking an Italian trip and cooking up classics and new takes on her favorite Italian dishes. There's a delicious tomatoes roasted with pesto and parmesan and family Italian dish with her friend Antonia. Plus she has some easy Italian dessert ideas using Italian wine and liqueurs. Then it's a trip around Italy in Ask Ina

  • Ina makes a Jewish inspired meal for Jeffrey's Friday night home coming dinner. Recipes include: Chopped Liver, Brisket, Spinach with garlic, and Ruggelach.

  • Its back to basics on the big chill - great get ahead food. With recipes for Truffle Mac and Cheese and for dessert a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Plus Cinnamon Honey Butter.

  • Ina unlocks the secrets of entertaining fast. There's two fantastic main course ideas, Roasted salmon with green herbs and Chicken with shallots, three fast side dishes Roasted tomatoes, Sautéed sugar snap peas and Blanched haricots vert with herbed butter. Then she has drafted in the help of top Interior Designer William Yeoward for a 5 minute table setting and Michael Grimm from Bridgehampton florists for a 5 minute flower arrangement. Then its fast all the way in Ask Ina.

  • Ina's friend's daughter is studying hard at college, so she invites her and her two friends to her home for some fabulous home-cooked food. Recipes: Gravlax, Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins, Banana & Orange Juice, Fruit Platter.

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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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