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

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  • Fire up the grill this is back to basics on beach BBQs. Getting back to basics is all about simplicity, flavor and informality, and nothing illustrates this better than a good old-fashioned beach BBQ. Ina is meeting her friends Michael and Jim at the beach; they're firing up the grill and setting the scene, and she's bringing the food - Grilled Clams with Basil Breadcrumbs, Niman Ranch Burgers, Caramelised Onions and Chocolate S'mores.

  • Ina faces her fear and takes on the hardest egg recipes. There's an Omelet master class from local chef Terry Harwood, the secrets to a perfect Spinach and Cheddar Souffle revealed and the scoop on foolproof Hollandaise, the perfect accompaniment to Roasted Asparagus. Plus she's cracking everyone's scary egg questions in Ask Ina.

  • Ina takes a long walk on the beach but before she leaves she makes dinner in advance so it's back from the beach and dinner is ready. Ina shares recipes for French Onion soup wiht croutons, Goat cheese tarts, Tomato and Fennel salad, and Chocolate Orange Mousse.

  • Ina's firing up the grill for the ultimate guide to grilling, with some of her favorite ever recipes: Surf and turf is covered with Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Indonesian Grilled Swordfish and Sliders. She has sides covered with Grilled Corn on the Cob, Confetti Corn, Grilled Panzanella and even Breakfast on the Grill!

  • 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.

  • Ina takes a trip to Paris her foody mission is to find traditional French dishes and translate them into easy elegant recipes to make at home. On the menu herbed baked eggs, endive pear and Roquefort salad and a classic French dessert – profiteroles

  • The perfect grilling menu that's good enough for company with recipes for Italian meatball hamburgers, Creamy Cucumber Salad, Confetti Corn and Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream Custard and Raspberries.

  • Ina's got vegetable ideas for every day of the week, when you're stuck in a vegetable rut: Spring Green Risotto With Artichokes, Mustard-Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe With Garlic and Warm Mushroom Salad are a compilation of fantastic main courses, starters, salads and sides, plus the vegetable low-down from local farmers at Amber Waves, a fantastic farming local cooperative.

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  • Ina takes a long walk on the beach but before she leaves she makes dinner in advance so it's back from the beach and dinner is ready. Ina shares recipes for French Onion soup wiht croutons, Goat cheese tarts, Tomato and Fennel salad, and Chocolate Orange Mousse.

  • Ina faces her fear and takes on the hardest egg recipes. There's an Omelet master class from local chef Terry Harwood, the secrets to a perfect Spinach and Cheddar Souffle revealed and the scoop on foolproof Hollandaise, the perfect accompaniment to Roasted Asparagus. Plus she's cracking everyone's scary egg questions in Ask Ina.

  • Fire up the grill this is back to basics on beach BBQs. Getting back to basics is all about simplicity, flavor and informality, and nothing illustrates this better than a good old-fashioned beach BBQ. Ina is meeting her friends Michael and Jim at the beach; they're firing up the grill and setting the scene, and she's bringing the food - Grilled Clams with Basil Breadcrumbs, Niman Ranch Burgers, Caramelised Onions and Chocolate S'mores.

  • 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

  • Ina's on an Italian adventure. Classic bolognese gets an easy makeover with fast to prepare and cook Weeknight Bolognese. Then it's a Tuscan classic Roasted Sausage and Grapes with renowned chef Johanne Kileen from Il Forno. Then, it's everything you need to know about Parmesan plus two easy canapes -- delicious Parmesan Crisps and elegant Parmesan Shards, perfect with drinks. Lastly, it's all things Italian in Ask Ina.

  • It's back to basics on outdoor entertaining. For lunch using ingredients from the garden Capellini with tomatoes and basil. Plus a perfect tea party menu for a garden tour party Raisin Pecan and Oatmeal cookies and smoked salmon sandwiches. Ina is then tackling everyone's outdoor entertaining questions in Ask Ina.

  • 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 all about learning from New York's food greats today. After a Smoked Salmon and Bagel masterclass at a legendary Jewish store, a lesson in steak from a legendary butcher and the scoop on an amazing coffee roastery in Queens, it's back home for Grilled Double New York Strip With Spice Rub, Garten Spice Sweet Potato Fries and Coffee Granita.

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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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