Ina's Classics
The Contessa's Guacamole
(02:30)

Ina's chunky guacamole recipe is full of bright flavor and a touch of heat.

Get the recipe
More Barefoot Contessa
On the Road

Want to eat at a restaurant from Ina's trips to Napa Valley or New York City?

Browse Episodes
Full Episode Guide
  • It's back to basics on Grilling. From an elegant and easy grilled main course packed with flavor, Grilled Indonesian swordfish to a grilling master class from executive chef Joe Realmuto from Town Line BBQ who shares his recipe for BBQ sauce over skirt steak and a perfect all purpose grilling party salad Green salad with Blue Cheese Dressing. Then Ina is in the hot seat answering everyone's grilling questions in Ask Ina.

  • It's Ina's idea of a perfect day: While Jeffrey runs on the beach she whips up Raspberry Muffins and Coffee for their breakfast. Then she heads to local restaurant South Fork Kitchen to cook with chef Joe Isidori. Then it's back to the barn for a comforting soup dinner with Jeffrey -- the perfect end to the perfect day.

  • Ina’s gone under the hammer and been won at The East Hampton, Group for the South Fork annual benefit. The auction prize is a Contessa lunch made by Ina herself. She makes a light, transportable feast using local ingredients for two devotees — Crunchy Noodle Salad, Asian Grilled Salmon and for dessert Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Syrup

  • Ina gives us the low-down on how to throw the perfect breakfast party with recipes for Buttermilk cheddar biscuits and strawberry jam, a fun cocktail called juice of a few flowers and soft herbed scrambled eggs.

  • 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 sharing potluck party secrets with local farmers Katie and Amanda, who are throwing a start of season bash. There's Tomato Soup With Cheese Croutons for lunch, then a master class in Grilled Lemon Chicken With Broccoli and Bow Tie Pasta, crowd pleasing Wheat Berry and Farro Salad and an incredible food table setting down at the farm.

  • 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 a makes an anniversary dinner for Jeffrey with all his favourite foods. Coq au vin, garlic mashed potatoes and chocolate buttercream wedding cake.

  • More Upcoming Episodes

  • Ina’s gone under the hammer and been won at The East Hampton, Group for the South Fork annual benefit. The auction prize is a Contessa lunch made by Ina herself. She makes a light, transportable feast using local ingredients for two devotees — Crunchy Noodle Salad, Asian Grilled Salmon and for dessert Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Syrup

  • It's Ina's idea of a perfect day: While Jeffrey runs on the beach she whips up Raspberry Muffins and Coffee for their breakfast. Then she heads to local restaurant South Fork Kitchen to cook with chef Joe Isidori. Then it's back to the barn for a comforting soup dinner with Jeffrey -- the perfect end to the perfect day.

  • It's back to basics on Grilling. From an elegant and easy grilled main course packed with flavor, Grilled Indonesian swordfish to a grilling master class from executive chef Joe Realmuto from Town Line BBQ who shares his recipe for BBQ sauce over skirt steak and a perfect all purpose grilling party salad Green salad with Blue Cheese Dressing. Then Ina is in the hot seat answering everyone's grilling questions in Ask Ina.

  • A party with a nautical theme on deck and at sea. Ina prepares a delicious moveable feast to eat harbor side on a friend’s boat. To start, she's serving rum daiquiris with Roasted Eggplant Dip followed by a Roasted Shrimp and Orzo Salad finished off with a show-stopping Coconut Cake.

  • Ina's friend Beth Eckhardt has recently opened a new florists and to celebrate Ina is going to make tea time treats for customers. There's red velvet cupcakes, shortbread cookies and orange curd with long stemmed strawberries plus afternoon tea inspired flower arrangements from Beth. Then it's all about afternoon tea and flowers in Ask Ina.

  • Ina's built a fabulous library at the barn and now it's time to say thanks to the team that designed and built it. Ina prepares Fig and Fennel Caponata, an Antipasto Platter, Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas and Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise for the "thank you" soiree.

  • It's back to basics on grilling. Ina's experimenting with new and inventive ways to use the grill, going way beyond hotdogs and hamburgers. First Fettunta, melted mozzarella and prosciutto on grilled bread baked in the grill. Then grilled Chicken gets taken to a whole new level with a delicious Tuscan Lemon marinade. And even salad gets the grilled treatment -- Panzanella like you've never tasted before.

  • Today, Ina's sharing all the secrets for effortless entertaining: From creating a time line, sharing cheats and shortcuts and cooking up easy delicious dishes. With recipes for Chili Tortilla Chips, Slow Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise, Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Truffled Mashed Potatoes.

  • More Recent Episodes

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.

Recipes from the Show
Shows you Might Like