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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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  • 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.

  • 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 makes lunch for the original Barefoot Contessa store owner. This is a "trip down memory lane lunch" with all the original Barefoot classics: creamy chicken salad, cheddar dill scones and chocolate espresso cheesecake.

  • 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.

  • Ina's got a date with Tyler Florence and they're baking a towering chocolate Birthday Cake for Tyler's son, then checking out the local farming scene to get chicken and vegetables for Tyler's signature Fried Chicken and Ina's Winter Slaw.

  • It's all about brunch, baking and cocktail shaking as Ina asks her Hollywood mogul friends over for Breakfast Ricotta With Berries and Maple Syrup. Then Ina's showing the guys how to bake Whole Wheat and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits for their pooch and delicious Jalapeno Cheddar Crackers to eat with the Blood Orange Cosmos the guys are mixing up.

  • 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's got a date with Tyler Florence and they're baking a towering chocolate Birthday Cake for Tyler's son, then checking out the local farming scene to get chicken and vegetables for Tyler's signature Fried Chicken and Ina's Winter Slaw.

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  • Ina makes lunch for the original Barefoot Contessa store owner. This is a "trip down memory lane lunch" with all the original Barefoot classics: creamy chicken salad, cheddar dill scones and chocolate espresso cheesecake.

  • 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 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.

  • It's back to basics on chicken. From the simplest Garlic Roast Chicken with the volume turned up high (that's good enough for company), to a wonderful recipe inspired by the south of France -- Chicken Bouillabaisse with a garlicky saffron mayonnaise called Rouille. Plus the secret of how to make the simplest, most delicious chicken stock.

  • 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.

  • 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 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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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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