Behind the Scenes of Barefoot in Paris

The Barefoot Contessa in Paris Again

Ina's back in Paris, and this time she's checking out restaurants with an American flair. Afterward it's a special picnic with Jeffrey to celebrate his birthday. Go behind the scenes of the trip.

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  • 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 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.

  • Ina is throwing a housewarming party for a new colleague. She's got the lowdown on travel-friendly dishes made from local ingredients, like Corn and Avocado Salad, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Tequila Citrus Chicken, fantastic tips for putting together a Local Cheese Platter and a Dessert Platter, plus buffet strategies we'll all want to try.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 is throwing a housewarming party for a new colleague. She's got the lowdown on travel-friendly dishes made from local ingredients, like Corn and Avocado Salad, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Tequila Citrus Chicken, fantastic tips for putting together a Local Cheese Platter and a Dessert Platter, plus buffet strategies we'll all want to try.

  • Ina's shaking up her top five everyday cheeses and experimenting with new ideas that really think outside the cheese box. With recipes for Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart, Savoury Coeur a la Crème, Baked Brie Cheese platter and Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ina's shaking up her top five everyday cheeses and experimenting with new ideas that really think outside the cheese box. With recipes for Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart, Savoury Coeur a la Crème, Baked Brie Cheese platter and Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese.

  • Ina's good friend Dick Baxter restores listed buildings in East Hampton in exchange for a tour around the sights. Ina makes lunch on the porch for his team of builders. To keep these builders strong Ina makes Mini Meatloaves, Buttercream Mashed Potatoes, Brussels sprouts and lardons, and Brownie Pie.

  • 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.

  • It's back to basics on cocktail parties. Ina is writing a plan and showing her friend Jack how to throw the perfect foolproof cocktail party. There are three appetizers to buy; Olives, Marcona Almonds and Salami with Hot House Cucumbers and three to make; delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Blue Cheese Crackers and Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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