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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'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'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.

  • Ina's on a cheese adventure and sharing her favorite cheese recipes. On the list there's a show stopping Spinach and Cheddar Souffle, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, speedy Cheese Canapes, cheesy Straw and Hay pasta and two incredible baked cheese crowd pleasers — Baked Brie and Baked Fontina.

  • 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.

  • It's a breakfast party to celebrate the morning after a night before birthday bash. Breakfast on the grill no problem.

  • 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.

  • 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 has a hectic day - a business breakfast meeting, recipe testing and candy to make and donate to the local bake sale. It's a non-stop cooking day with recipes for Croque Monsieur, Cassis a l'eau, Tasted Coconut marshmallows, Tuna Salad and Vegetable soup.

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  • 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

  • Just when Jeffrey thought his birthday surprise was a romantic walk along the beach, Ina has other plans – a surprise beach BBQ for him with his closest friends. On the birthday menu, a Grilled Butterflied Chicken cooked at the beach served with delicious sides – Broccoli with Balsamic Dressing and Tomato Kebobs and instead of a birthday cake, an elegant Mixed Berry Pavlova.

  • 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.

  • 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 compiles her list of all time favourite desserts. First something easy but really elegant Summer Pudding bursting with ripe berries, a comforting old time favourite rum raisin rice pudding, an old classic key lime pie, a two way crème anglaise that can be a sauce or an ice cream and a delicious hot caramel sauce

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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About the Host

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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