Barefoot Contessa
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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  • It's competition time and battle of the taste buds as Ina and her friends Eli Zabar and David Ziff plan a pot luck dinner. They each take a course with a Mediterranean theme and create dishes such as Grilled Eggplant With Sherry Vinegar Drizzle, Fried Baby Artichokes, Eli's Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Italian Plum Tart. But first there's breakfast at Ina's to discuss the plan over delicious Tri-Berry Pancakes.

  • Ina's on a nonstop bread adventure with her friend Eli Zabar, the bread guru. For lunch there's Fennel and Garlic Shrimp, perfect to eat with his Country Bread, he's sharing the secret recipe, and Ina's using it in delicious Provencal Cherry Tomato Gratin. Then she's assembling a beautiful bread basket and in a meeting of their two passions, they're having a bread and butter tasting.

  • Ina is holding a joint party with a friends . She is doing most of the cooking, crab strudel, maple baked beans and poached fruit. Her friend is providing the setting, doing the table and buying a spiral baked ham to serve with the beans. This is entertaining shared made fun and easy.

  • It's competition time and battle of the taste buds as Ina and her friends Eli Zabar and David Ziff plan a pot luck dinner. They each take a course with a Mediterranean theme and create dishes such as Grilled Eggplant With Sherry Vinegar Drizzle, Fried Baby Artichokes, Eli's Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Italian Plum Tart. But first there's breakfast at Ina's to discuss the plan over delicious Tri-Berry Pancakes.

  • A finger food lunch for any occasion. Ina hosts a working lunch for her book editor and designer. The menu theme is bite size finger food including fabulous open and closed sandwiches, delicious cold Borscht Soup in a mug and tempting Chocolate and Peanut Cupcakes.

  • It's back to basics on birthday celebrations. It's Jeffrey's birthday and Ina is making him a fantastic nostalgic dinner complete with Matzo Balls, Chicken Soup, Filet of Beef with Gorgonzola Sauce, Stuffed Cabbage and a Cookie Glaze, and it can all be made in advance. Plus she's answering everyone's birthday dilemmas in Ask Ina.

  • Ina's tuning up the volume on burger joint classics. There's easy Seafood Chowder, then she discovers the secrets on how to make the perfect burger with Chef Laurent Tourondel from LT burger, who also shares his recipes for delicious burger toppings, pickle mayo and guacamole. Then salad and fries get a makeover with delicious Buttermilk Ranch Dressing With Bibb Lettuce and Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Then it's time to answer questions on burger joint food in Ask Ina.

  • It's back to basics on turning up the volume on flavor. Ina's taking everyday favorites and giving them the star treatment by adding one special ingredient. This is the ordinary made extraordinary; Deeply Chocolate Gelato, Lobster Pot Pie and the perfect Vinaigrette for Green Salad.

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  • It's back to basics on cooking for a crowd as Ina throws a party for theatrical friends. She's sharing her party rules and know-how to demonstrate how to throw big bashes completely stress free. On the menu are Lobster Corn Chowder, Orange Glazed Ham and Fruit Cake Cookies.

  • Ina’s friend is arriving late, so to welcome her she's creating a Cheese and Fruit Board with homemade Parmesan and Black Pepper Crackers for late night snacking. The next morning she prepares a show-stopping spread of Breakfast Bread Pudding, Garlic Herb Tomatoes and moorish Maple Roasted Bacon in her honor, all washed down with delicious Pomegranate Fizz. With food this good, her guests will never want to leave.

  • Ina's making over classic dishes and turning up the volume with new ingredients and cooking methods. By daring to be different Ina transforms dishes with a big flavor payoff. There's Easy Parmesan Risotto, deconstructed Strawberry Shortcakes and a new take on breakfast, Eggs Columbian, a favorite at local cafe and specialty food store Mary's Marvelous.

  • Ina is making dinner for her friend Miguel Florres-Vianna who is at the barn photographing the garden. While Miguel takes photos he creates a surprise table setting for Ina inspired by foliage found in the garden. On the menu are Panko-Crusted Salmon, Warm French Lentils, All American Cheese Board and Chicken Noodle Soup for Miguel's journey back to the city.

  • Ina demonstrates the versatility of pasta. Starting with lasagne great for a party, Pea pesto salad a delicious portable feast, penne with 5 cheeses really comforting make ahead dish, a super fast shrimp linguine and lunchtime favourite pasta with sun dried tomato salad

  • It's a pre-party tasting and planning meeting for Ina's friend's son's rehearsal dinner. She has a foolproof menu and plan to share that's the perfect party blueprint for every occasion. On the buffet table there's Tarragon Potato Salad, Chunky Blue Cheese and Yogurt Dip, Vegetable Coleslaw and Guacamole to pair up with local takeout specialties.

  • One of Ina's friends has just moved houses and everyone's been rallying round. To celebrate Ina and her friend Allison come up with the idea of a settling-in dinner. On the menu are some of the most comforting dishes of all time; Mac and Cheese served with a Baby Arugula Salad and Peach and Raspberry Shortcakes filled with Vanilla Whipped Cream.

  • It's back to basics on birthday celebrations. It's Jeffrey's birthday and Ina is making him a fantastic nostalgic dinner complete with Matzo Balls, Chicken Soup, Filet of Beef with Gorgonzola Sauce, Stuffed Cabbage and a Cookie Glaze, and it can all be made in advance. Plus she's answering everyone's birthday dilemmas 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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