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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  • 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.

  • Ina's shaking up the classics turning San Francisco lobster into a Deconstructed Lobster Salad With Lemon Mayonnaise. At the Michelin-starred Auberge du Soleil, Ina learns to make their signature Torte Au Chocolat. While she's out exploring, Jeffrey enjoys Spanish Pea Soup With Crispy Ham. Back on the porch, they both enjoy Viennese Iced Coffee.

  • Jeffrey has some really great news--he's signed a book deal--so Ina's throwing him a surprise celebration dinner for two made up of all the things he loves best--French Bistro style food and a classic cocktail to kick start the party. Recipes include: Steak Au Poivre, Matchstick Potatoes, Strawberry Tarts, Whisky Sours.

  • 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.

  • It's back to basics on surprises. It's lasagna with a Greek twist, Pastitsio, served with an Arugula and Watermelon Feta Salad bursting with flavor, plus a gorgeous table setting for a surprise dinner date with Jeffrey.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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