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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 is throwing a housewarming party for a new colleague. She's got the lowdown on travel-friendly dishes made from local ingredients, like Corn and Avocado Salad, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Tequila Citrus Chicken, fantastic tips for putting together a Local Cheese Platter and a Dessert Platter, plus buffet strategies we'll all want to try.

  • It's back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two delicious chicken shortcuts, Rotisserie Chicken with Satay Dip and CBLT's, chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwiches with Russian dressing. This is chicken all the way; plus, Ina is answering everyone's chicken questions in Ask Ina.

  • Ina's Broadway producer friend Susan's coming to dinner with a mystery guest (Mel Brooks) and Ina's making Blini's, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Parmesan Chicken and Pears & Sauternes.

  • 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.

  • Inspired by her trips to France, Ina creates the perfect French dinner party. There's an incredible slow cooked 4-Hour Lamb and Provencal French Beans inspired by a dish her friend Barbara Lieberman tasted in Provence. Plus fantastic tips on how to create the perfect French dinner party setting. Then, Ina is in the hot seat sharing her French cooking secrets and techniques in Ask Ina.

  • 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.

  • It's cocktail time. Ina is preparing three incredible easy canapes special enough for the holidays and all year round. There's fresh Salmon Tartare, Sopressata With Cheese in Puff Pastry and Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts. Plus, America's top mixologist Brian Van Flandern is challenged to create two incredible cocktails, one modern and one vintage, to match the menu, and he comes up with The Barefoot Contessa and a Hemingway Daiquiri. Then it's all about cocktails and canapes in Ask Ina.

  • It's back to basics on amping up flavor with the magic factor. It's a day of kitchen chemistry for Ina as she tests recipes with and without the magic ingredient that really unlocks the flavor of a dish. First lemon zest in Easy Cheese Danish, then salt and vinegar add their magic to Chicken Salad Sandwiches and finally Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with and without coffee. Each recipe with and without its magic ingredient gets put to the taste test by Ina's work colleagues to earn its magic factor title.

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  • Ina's Broadway producer friend Susan's coming to dinner with a mystery guest (Mel Brooks) and Ina's making Blini's, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Parmesan Chicken and Pears & Sauternes.

  • It's back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two delicious chicken shortcuts, Rotisserie Chicken with Satay Dip and CBLT's, chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwiches with Russian dressing. This is chicken all the way; plus, Ina is answering everyone's chicken questions in Ask Ina.

  • Ina is throwing a housewarming party for a new colleague. She's got the lowdown on travel-friendly dishes made from local ingredients, like Corn and Avocado Salad, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Tequila Citrus Chicken, fantastic tips for putting together a Local Cheese Platter and a Dessert Platter, plus buffet strategies we'll all want to try.

  • Ina makes a French Movie inspired meal for her Wednesday night movie buddies. They rent the movie and Ina makes a meal of Chicken with Garlic cloves, Moroccan Cous Cous and for a sweet finish - Ice Cream Bomb.

  • Ina Garten is giving comfort classics a makeover with recipes for Bagels With Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad, Virgin Marys, Roasted Potato Leek Soup and Herb Garlic Bread.

  • 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 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.

  • It's back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two delicious chicken shortcuts, Rotisserie Chicken with Satay Dip and CBLT's, chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwiches with Russian dressing. This is chicken all the way; plus, Ina is answering everyone's chicken 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.

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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