tv this week barefoot contessa




Ina Garten Photo: Quentin Bacon

Ina's show "Barefoot Contessa" airs six days a week on Food Network.

Below are this week's programs and air times (all times EST.) Just click on the name for the full recipe. Recipes shown on Barefoot Contessa are only available online during the week the episode airs.



Food Network Schedule August 31 - September 6
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Pizza Party
It’s back to basics on recipes that both kids and adults love. Ina whips up White Pizzas with Arugula and Garlic Oil, along with a Double Fudge Cake with Buttercream Frosting that's sure to please everyone.
  •  White Pizzas with Arugula Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Garlic Oil
  •  Double Fudge Cake with Chocolate Buttercream


Monday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Cooking with Michael Symon
  •  Easy Tzatziki with Feta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Smoked Pork Ribs
  •  Spicy Hummus
  •  Toasted Pita Triangles


Monday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Rehearsal Dinner
  •  Ile Flottante Barefoot in Paris
  •  Baba au Rhum Barefoot in Paris


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Birthday Surprise
  •  Italian Seafood Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  German Chocolate Cupcakes Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Sweet Charity
Going, going gone! Lunch with Ina is up for auction. The winning bidders can look forward to a delicious lunch of Chilled Cucumber Soup with a salad of Shrimp, Lobster and Shells, and Eton Mess for dessert. 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.
  •  Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Lobster and Shells Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Eton Mess Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Baking Basics
It’s back to basics on baking. There’s a cookie master class from local baker Kathleen King of Tates Bakeshop who shares her recipe for Double Chocolate Almond Cookies, an easy bake Irish Soda Bread and a great shortcut appetizer, Savory Palmiers. Finally, Ina takes a crack at everyone’s baking dilemmas in "Ask Ina."
  •  Double Chocolate Almond Cookies
  •  Irish Soda Bread Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Savory Palmiers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Homemade Pesto Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Perfect Pie Crust Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - The Big Chill
Its back to basics on the big chill - in other words, great make-ahead food. Ina is stocking her friends up after their trip away with incredible fridge friendly food. There’s everyone’s favurite comfort food with the volume turned up - Truffled Mac and Cheese -and for desser,t a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Then for breakfast, Cinnamon Honey Butter to serve on warm toast. Who wouldn’t want to come home to that? Ina's friend Michael helps set up the house so everything is ready for a back to basics, happy welcome home.
  •  Cinnamon Honey Butter Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Fresh Lemon Mousse Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Truffle Mac & Cheese


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Flour Power
Ina unleashes flour power and revels her bread secrets. First there’s Honey White Bread, the perfect basic loaf everyone needs in their repertoire, plus tips from master baker Amy Scherber from Amy’s Bread in NYC. Then the humble sandwich reaches new heights in an incredible open Tuna and Hummus Sandwich and Ina gets creative with crumbs when she creates her delicious Mussels and Basil Breadcrumbs. And finally, it's all you need to know on bread and baking in "Ask Ina."
  •  Croissant Bread Pudding The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Honey White Bread Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Mussels and Basil Bread Crumbs Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Panettone Bread Pudding
  •  Tuna and Hummus Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Hummus Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Grilling/Hasta La Pizza Baby
Just when everyone’s expecting burgers and hot dogs, Ina puts the BBQ to the test and makes pizzas right on the grill. This is a help-yourself and cook-your-own dinner. While Ina supplies the dough and toppings, the guest assemble their own bespoke pizzas.
  •  Blanched Crudite
  •  Herb Dip
  •  Grilled California Pizza
  •  Lime Curd Tart The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Garlic Oil


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Local Food Heroes
Ina cooks an assortment of recipes using local produce and products from some of the many wonderful farms and businesses in the Hamptons, including Quail Hill Farm, Blue Duck Bakery, Amagansett Sea Salt Company, and Montauk Micro Brewery.
  •  Salted Caramel Brownies Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Salmon & Guacamole Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Shake It Up
It’s cocktail time. Ina is preparing three incredible easy canapés that are special enough for the holidays but easy enough to make all year round. There’s Fresh Salmon Tartare, Soppressata and Cheese in Puff Pastry and Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts. Plus, America’s top mixologist Brian Van Flandern is challenged to create two incredible cocktails, one modern and one vintage, to match the menu. Finally, it's all about cocktails and canapés in Ask Ina.
  •  Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Fresh Salmon Tartare Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Soppressata and Cheese in Puff Pastry Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Hemingway Daiquiri
  •  The Barefoot Contessa


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Cooking with Tess
Some of Ina’s favorite cooking memories have been cooking with a friend of hers named Tess. Since Tess was a little girl they would get together and bake. She and her mother are coming to lunch, and Tess will be helping Ina make delicious Crab Cakes, which Ina will serve with a tangy celery root remoulade. And for dessert, Ina shows Tess how to pipe meringue and together they make Ina’s lemon tart into a meringue masterpiece. This is party planning and a cooking master class combined !
  •  Celery Root Remoulade Barefoot in Paris
  •  Crab Cakes The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Lemon Meringue Tart Barefoot in Paris


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Best of Barefoot Grilling
Ina's firing up the grill for the ultimate guide to grilling, with some of her favorite ever recipes: surf and turf is covered with Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Indonesian Grilled Swordfish and Sliders. She has sides covered with Grilled Corn on the Cob, Confetti Corn, Grilled Panzanella and even breakfast on the grill!
  •  Breakfast Hot Dogs
  •  Confetti Corn Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Grilled Panzanella
  •  Grilled Corn on the Cob
  •  Indonesian Grilled Swordfish Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Sliders
  •  Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese
  •  Tuscan Lemon Chicken Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics