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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 April 25 - May 1
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Cooking for Beginners
Everyone has to start somewhere, even Ina. Ina's gets a tagine cooking lesson from teacher and private chef Gail Arnold, then shares her perfect beginners recipe that will get even first-time cooks in the kitchen. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their cooking for beginner’s questions in Ask Ina.
  •  Meat Loaf
  •  Moroccan Chicken Tajine
  •  Preserved Lemons
  •  Roasted Asparagus
  •  Roasted Butternut Squash
  •  Roasted Tomatoes


Monday, 3:30pm/2:30c - Cooking for a Crowd
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, then Marmalade Baked Ham and Fruitcake Cookies. (Guests: Cast of Young Frankenstein & Susan Stroman)
  •  Lobster Corn Chowder Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Orange Baked Ham
  •  Dried Fruit Cookies


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Cocktail Hour
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 both appetizers to buy - olives & marcona almonds and Salami and hot house cucumbers and appetizers to make - delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Blue Cheese and Walnut Crackers, and Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry.
  •  Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry
  •  Blue Cheese & Walnut Crackers


Tuesday, 3:30pm/2:30c - High Wire Egg Dishes
Chef Terry Harwood of Vine Street Café (Vine Street Cafe) gives Ina an omelet master class!
  •  Fines Herbs Omelet
  •  Hard Boiled Eggs
  •  Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise
  •  Spinach & Cheddar Souffle


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Lunch for the Boys
Ina’s good friend Dick Baxter restores listed buildings in East Hampton. In exchange for a tour around one of the local windmills that Dick has restored, Ina is making a hearty boys' lunch of Individual Meat Loaves, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Lardons for Dick and some of his building crew. And with a delicious Brownie Tart for dessert, the question is, will the boys make it back to work?
  •  Brownie Tart Barefoot in Paris
  •  Brussel Sprouts Lardons Barefoot in Paris
  •  Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  •  Individual Meat Loaves


Wednesday, 3:30pm/2:30c - Say Cheese
Ina’s shaking up her top five everyday cheeses and experimenting with new ideas that really think outside the box. Goat Cheese and Parmesan get baked in a mouth-watering Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart, cream cheese gets a savory makeover in Coeur a la Crème doused in chutney, Brie gets baked on a stylish cheese board, and blue cheese plays the starring role roasted with pears and baked in a port sauce... and Jeffrey has the enviable task of being chief cheese taster!
  •  Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Savory Coeur a la Creme
  •  Baked Brie
  •  Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Turning up the Volume
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, served with a green salad coated with the perfect vinaigrette.
  •  Lobster Potpies The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Vinaigrette for Green Salad
  •  Deeply Chocolate Gelato


Thursday, 3:30pm/2:30c - Birthday Parties
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. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/barefoot-contessa/300-series/birthday-parties.html?oc=linkback
  •  Chicken Soup Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Matzo Balls Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Stuffed Cabbage Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Filet of Beef Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Gorgonzola Sauce Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Jeffrey's Treat
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. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/barefoot-contessa/7-series/jeffreys-treat.html?oc=linkback
  •  Filet of Beef au Poivre Barefoot in Paris
  •  Matchstick Potatoes Barefoot in Paris
  •  Strawberry Tarts Barefoot in Paris
  •  Fresh Whiskey Sours Barefoot Contessa at Home