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Ina's show "Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics" airs Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Monday at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday at 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and Friday at 12:30 p.m. on Food Network (all times ET.)

Filmed in Ina's kitchen in East Hampton, New York, each 30-minute episode features recipes, menus, and serving ideas for stress-free cooking, baking, and entertaining.

Below are this week's programs. Just click on the name for the full recipe.



Food Network Schedule February 23 - March 1
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Cooking with Michael Symon
  •  Easy Tzatziki with Feta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Smoked Pork Ribs
  •  Spicy Hummus
  •  Toasted Pita Triangles


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Best of Barefoot Cheese
  •  Baked Brie
  •  Baked Fontina Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Endive & Gorgonzola
  •  Parmesan Crisps Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Spinach & Cheddar Souffle
  •  Straw & Hay with Gorgonzola Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Ultimate Grilled Cheese Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Dinner and a Movie
Ina has invited her poker buddies over for dinner and a movie. She plans on showing them a French movie, and serving a French-inspired meal to go with it. Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic should do the trick- along with Moroccan Couscous and a fabulous Ice Cream Bombe to finish, all washed down with Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas. But will they watch the film or will poker prevail?
  •  Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas
  •  Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic Barefoot in Paris
  •  Moroccan Couscous Barefoot in Paris
  •  Ice Cream Bombe Barefoot in Paris


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Italian Restaurant Food
It’s back to basics of Italian restaurant food at home. Joe Realmuto, executive chef of local Italian restaurant Nick and Toni's, shares his famous recipe for Penne alla Vecchia Bettola. Meanwhile, Ina makes a Italian classic dessert with the volume turned up- Rum Raisin Tiramisu- and a gorgeous no cook Italian anti pasti platter. Then Ina answers everyone’s Italian questions in Ask Ina.
  •  Rum Raisin Tiramisu
  •  Nick & Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola


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 - Happy Ever After
  •  Caramel Sauce
  •  Creme Anglaise Ice Cream
  •  Frozen Key Lime Pie Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Rum Raisin Rice Pudding Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Summer Pudding with Rum Whipped Cream Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Make it Fast
Ina unlocks the secrets of entertaining when time is of the essence. She gives two great ideas for quick main courses, Roasted Salmon with Herbs and Chicken with Shallots, and three fast side dishes – Roasted Tomatoes, Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas and Blanched Haricots Verts with Herbed Butter. Then she calls in the help of top interior designer William Yeoward for a 5 minute table setting and Michael Grimm from Bridgehampton florists for a 5 minute flower arrangement. Then it's a lightning round of Ask Ina!
  •  Chicken with Shallots Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Haricots Verts with Herb Butter
  •  Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
  •  Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas
  •  Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar


Wednesday, 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


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Jeffrey's Surprise Party
  •  Tomato Kabobs
  •  Butterflied Chicken
  •  Broccolini & Balsamic Vinaigrette Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Mixed Berry Pavlova Barefoot Contessa at Home


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Italian Old and New
Ina’s taking an Italian trip and cooking up classics and new takes on her favorite Italian dishes. There are delicious Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto and a family Italian dish with her friend Antonia. Plus, Ina has some easy Italian dessert ideas using Italian wine and liqueurs. Then it’s a trip around Italy in Ask Ina!
  •  Roasted Peppers
  •  Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Antonia's Pasta Alle Melenzana (Eggplant Pasta)
  •  Three Italian Desserts


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Feature Flavor
It’s back to basics on flavor. Ina is testing recipes for a Food Network magazine photo shoot that’s happening in New York. The feature is on flavor and every recipe has lots of it - there’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Curry Condiments, Maple Oatmeal Scones and Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp.
  •  Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp
  •  Maple Oatmeal Scones The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook