Ina and Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Love Story
Cooking for Jeffrey

Food Is Where the Heart Is

Ina's always enjoyed cooking for her husband, Jeffrey. On the show, she's made him some great meals, including roast chicken, Jeffrey's all-time favorite. Go behind the scenes of their love story.

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Cooking for Jeffrey

In her most-personal cookbook yet, Ina reveals the go-to recipes she loves to cook for her favorite person, her husband, Jeffrey.

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  • 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 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.

  • It's back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two delicious chicken shortcuts, Rotisserie Chicken with Satay Dip and CBLT's, chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwiches with Russian dressing. This is chicken all the way; plus, Ina is answering everyone's chicken questions in Ask Ina.

  • Sweet and savory, this is fruit all the way and anything goes. Ina is pushing the fruit boundaries by shaking up the classics, getting the scoop on fruit desserts like French Nougatine from local Chef Laura Donnelly and finding interesting new ways to cook with fruit, with Wild Rice Salad and Apple Chutney.

  • Everyone has to start somewhere, even Ina. Ina gets a Moroccan Chicken Tajine cooking lesson from teacher and private chef Gail Arnold then shares her perfect beginners' recipe for Meat Loaf, Preserved Lemons, Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Tomatoes and Roasted Butternut Squash, that will get even amateur chefs cooking. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their cooking for beginner's questions in Ask Ina.

  • Inspired by foodie haunts visited in Paris, Ina has a day of eating French. From the French bistros there's French Country Omelet for breakfast, Veal Chops With Roquefort Butter and delicious Potato Basil Puree. Jeffrey is sent on a mission for French bread and dessert. Then French gets an easy makeover in Ask Ina.

  • Ina Garten is giving comfort classics a makeover with recipes for Bagels With Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad, Virgin Marys, Roasted Potato Leek Soup and Herb Garlic Bread.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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 is hosting a surprise dinner party with an Italian theme for a friend. She's sharing her dinner party know-how and strategies, from menu planning and shortcuts to setting the scene with the help of a florist. Recipes include Parmesan Crisps, Rossinis, White Bean and Arugula Salad, Balsamic Roasted Beef, Parmesan Fennel Gratin and for dessert, Limoncello and Ice Cream.

  • 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.

  • 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 goes back to basics on cooking with rice and has incredible recipes for sweet and savory rice dishes. From a Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya master class from her friend Amelia Durand to the classic rice pudding with the volume turned up, in Maple Pecan Rice Pudding. Then, Ina tackles everyone's rice problems in Ask Ina.

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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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