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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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  • It's back to basics on ramping up flavor with herbs. Fantastic recipes, simple herb tricks to turn up the volume and herb gardens to visit to be inspired by.

  • Dinner on day one of Ina and Jeffrey's California trip is Chicken With Wild Mushrooms and Green Salad and Napa Vinaigrette. The fun continues with an invitation to cook Baked Goat Cheese at Sinskey's Vineyard. Then, it's a casual Napa-style supper with Jeffrey's Grilled Pork Chops served with Green Beans Gremolata.

  • Ina's husbands heading out of town and she's got a plan. With recipes for fabulous breakfast of Roasted Asparagus with Scrambled Eggs, plus Frozen Pineapple Margaritas, Mexican Chicken Soup, Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread a delicious Chocolate Orange Fondue.

  • This is all about comfort food as Ina cooks up modern day comfort classics. Helping her is New York caterer Mary Giuliani, famous for her miniature grilled cheese sandwich canapes plus there's French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining.

  • Ina embarks on a day of experimentation and tests out some classic, comforting recipes on her colleagues. First up are her Strawberry Scones which she reworks with two new ingredients, then a hearty Wild Mushroom Lasagna, inspired by produce found at her local organic mushroom farm, followed by a simplified Shrimp Bisque, with all the wow factor but half the effort.

  • Its quality time for Ina and Jeffery who are heading harbor side to eat Californian BLTs and buy scallops for a fabulous supper of Provencal Scallops with Basmati Rice followed cool creamy Panacotta with Balsamic Strawberries.

  • One weekend, two easy elegant light lunches. On the menu, lunch number one, warm duck salad followed by blueberry crumb cake. Then the following day, saffron butternut squash and chocolate sorbet.

  • It's back to basics on French food made easy -- delicious food you can make at home. Ina makes Jeffrey a French inspired meal based on bistro favorites barefoot style -- simple, easy, and very delicious. On the menu: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Warm Cider Vinaigrette, followed by Easy Sole Meuniere inspired by the local street markets of Paris, then for dessert, an incredible to look at and taste French Apple Tart. Bon Appetit.

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  • Ina's husbands heading out of town and she's got a plan. With recipes for fabulous breakfast of Roasted Asparagus with Scrambled Eggs, plus Frozen Pineapple Margaritas, Mexican Chicken Soup, Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread a delicious Chocolate Orange Fondue.

  • Dinner on day one of Ina and Jeffrey's California trip is Chicken With Wild Mushrooms and Green Salad and Napa Vinaigrette. The fun continues with an invitation to cook Baked Goat Cheese at Sinskey's Vineyard. Then, it's a casual Napa-style supper with Jeffrey's Grilled Pork Chops served with Green Beans Gremolata.

  • It's back to basics on ramping up flavor with herbs. Fantastic recipes, simple herb tricks to turn up the volume and herb gardens to visit to be inspired by.

  • Even man's best friend deserves a treat on his birthday and as it's Ina's friends' dogs' special day she decides to throw a party for her favorite pooch and his mistress at the beach. They'll be a beach BBQ for the dog owners with chicken sausages, homemade relish, potato salad, sea breezes at sundown and a fabulous sheet cake with chocolate frosting!

  • Baking and blooms are on the menu as Ina shares the secrets of pie making with her friend Michael in exchange for some floristry magic. There are Raspberry Corn Muffins to welcome him to the barn, then Ina shows him how to make foolproof pie crust, a fabulous Fresh Blueberry Pie and a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie. Then from flour to flowers, it's over to Michael's where he shows Ina the secrets of a showstopping table centerpiece.

  • For a casual dinner in the garden with Jeffrey, Ina makes Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad with Raspberry Crumble Bars for dessert. The next day, they have dinner with Michael Chiarello, who makes his incredible Chicken A La Vendemmia with graped picked from his own vineyard.

  • Baking and blooms are on the menu as Ina shares the secrets of pie making with her friend Michael in exchange for some floristry magic. There are Raspberry Corn Muffins to welcome him to the barn, then Ina shows him how to make foolproof pie crust, a fabulous Fresh Blueberry Pie and a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie. Then from flour to flowers, it's over to Michael's where he shows Ina the secrets of a showstopping table centerpiece.

  • Everyone loves candy and kid's party food. Ina's making Chocolate Truffles for the grown ups, fruit juice shapes for the kids, caramel sauce and lots of candies. And for the main course Ina prepares Parmesan Chicken and Broccoli and Bowties.

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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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