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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 makes the perfect Tex-Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her Award-Winning Chili recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex-Mex table setting and fantastic chili side ideas, like Tequila Lime Chicken, Guacamole, La Fondita Fish Tacos and Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex-Mex food.

  • 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?

  • Ina makes the perfect Tex-Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her Award-Winning Chili recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex-Mex table setting and fantastic chili side ideas, like Tequila Lime Chicken, Guacamole, La Fondita Fish Tacos and Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex-Mex food.

  • A thank-you lunch for the architects who helped Ina build her new kitchen and turned her dream workspace into a reality. With recipes for a cool Californian Iced Tea, elegant Grapefruit Avocado Salad & Easy Lobster Paella.

  • For lunch alfresco, Ina's made Roasted Asparagus and Proscuitto With Easy Hollondaise. Then there's a date with Tyler Florence, who's sharing the secret making a perfectly cooked Porterhouse Steak. Then she's heading to San Francisco to shop for everything she needs for a sunset picnic with Jeffrey.

  • This is back to basics on dinner for unexpected guests. With some store-cupboard staples and freezer standbys Ina shows how you can pull together a fabulous dinner without even stepping out the door. And that's exactly what she's doing for dinner with her friend Miguel who just happens to be in town. She whips up Spring Green Risotto, Shortbread Cookies and Caramel Pecan Sundaes in a flash.

  • Ina's friend Michael has proposed a get together with a gang of his girl friends who are crazy about food. He is doing the table and Ina is making the food: striped bass, cous cous with pinenuts and meringues Chantilly with stewed berries and orange liquor flavored cream.

  • It's Friday night and Ina is cooking up a delicious steak dinner for Jeffrey with a twist. This time Jeffrey's making his own supper on the grill. There's Herbed Ricotta Bruschetta, Grilled Steak and Arugula all washed down with Watermelon Mojitos. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their dinner party dilemmas.

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  • Ina makes the perfect Tex-Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her Award-Winning Chili recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex-Mex table setting and fantastic chili side ideas, like Tequila Lime Chicken, Guacamole, La Fondita Fish Tacos and Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex-Mex food.

  • Tonight Ina's swapping her traditional roast for chicken with attitude in a Tex Mex feast in the garden. On the menu -Tequila lime chicken cooked on the grill served with guacamole, Sagaponack corn pudding and a stunning frozen key lime pie for dessert.

  • 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.

  • Ina says that no one ever remembers what they ate for the main course but they always remember dessert. Ina shares her ideas and recipes for the perfect way to end a meal -- sweet and savory, this really is a case of saving the best for last. Recipes include Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Lime Meringue Tart and Peach and Blueberry Crumbles.

  • Ina's friend is hosting an art exhibition and needs a menu that can stand the test of time and can be eaten from a napkin. Grilled lemon chicken with a satay dip, cheese straws, cheese platter and spanokopita and edible topiaries.

  • It's Friday night and Ina is cooking up a delicious steak dinner for Jeffrey with a twist. This time Jeffrey's making his own supper on the grill. There's Herbed Ricotta Bruschetta, Grilled Steak and Arugula all washed down with Watermelon Mojitos. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their dinner party dilemmas.

  • 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.

  • It all starts with one lemon and garlic roast chicken served with baby leaf with crispy bacon and parmesan salad which lives on to become chicken stock and chicken tabbouleh salad. Ina invites her garden designer friend to decorate the garden.

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Ina throws open the doors of her Hamptons home for delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun on Barefoot Contessa.

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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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