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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  • 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 and Michael Symon are cooking Greek today. Michael's doing Smoked Pork Ribs on the grill while Ina's got the sides sorted with Easy Tzatziki and Spicy Hummus, perfect on a Mezze Platter.

  • Ina surprises Jeffrey with a birthday get-together at a surprise location, historic building "Home Sweet Home." On the menu for this celebration are a Greek Platter, Hummus, Spinach Pie, Orange Pound Cake with Orange Cream and Raspberry Orange Trifle.

  • It's competition time and battle of the taste buds as Ina and her friends Eli Zabar and David Ziff plan a pot luck dinner. They each take a course with a Mediterranean theme and create dishes such as Grilled Eggplant With Sherry Vinegar Drizzle, Fried Baby Artichokes, Eli's Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Italian Plum Tart. But first there's breakfast at Ina's to discuss the plan over delicious Tri-Berry Pancakes.

  • Nothing turns up the volume more in cooking than herbs. Ina is sharing her top herbs and how to use them in delicious recipes, Greek lamb with a yoghurt mint sauce and oregano, feta and tomato salad. Then she's teaming up with Eli Zabar who will be sharing an incredible tomato salad recipe with fresh tarragon. Then she's answering everyone's herb questions in Ask Ina

  • Inspired by her trips to France, Ina creates the perfect French dinner party. There's an incredible slow cooked 4-Hour Lamb and Provencal French Beans inspired by a dish her friend Barbara Lieberman tasted in Provence. Plus fantastic tips on how to create the perfect French dinner party setting. Then, Ina is in the hot seat sharing her French cooking secrets and techniques in Ask Ina.

  • Ina is sharing her secrets and professional know how on how to get professional results at home. There's the Barefoot Contessa classic Lemon Chicken Breasts, a recipe from one of her favorite New York restaurants Baked Fontina and a delicious Sticky Toffee Date Cake made by local chef Laura Donnelly. Then it's Ask Ina on how to get professional results at home.

  • Ina surprises Jeffrey with a birthday get-together at a surprise location, historic building "Home Sweet Home." On the menu for this celebration are a Greek Platter, Hummus, Spinach Pie, Orange Pound Cake with Orange Cream and Raspberry Orange Trifle.

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  • Going, going gone! Lunch with Ina is up for auction. The winning bidders can look forward to delicious lunch of Chilled Cucumber Soup With Shrimp, Lobster and Shells Salad and Eton Mess. Plus, there's a star studded guest list including Alec Baldwin and Mariska Hargitay. This will be an easy lunch to prepare with spectacular results.

  • A dazzling after work meal of Greek Panzanella, Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins and Plum Crunch to impress a friend's colleagues, it's Ina to the rescue -- after all what are friends for?

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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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