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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 April 21 - April 27
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Postcards from Paris
Inspired by foodie haunts visited in Paris, Ina has a day of eating French. From the French bistros there's Country French Omelette for breakfast, Veal Chops with Roquefort Butter and delicious Potato Basil Puree. Jeffrey is send on a mission for French bread and dessert. Then French gets an easy makeover in Ask Ina.
  •  Country French Omelet Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Double Hot Chocolate
  •  Potato Basil Puree Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Veal Chops with Roquefort Butter Barefoot in Paris


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Baby's First Bash
Ina makes dinner to celebrate the arrival of her friend's newborn son. There's a delicious nursery food menu and an incredible setting to match. There's Truffled Popcorn with drinks followed by Spicy Turkey Meatballs, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and S'mores around the fire pit. The whole meal is served outside under incredible garden lights designed by Ina's friend Greg Yale, who is transforming the garden into a fantastic lighting grotto for the occasion.
  •  S'mores
  •  Spicy Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Truffled Popcorn Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Ina embarks on a day of experimentation and tests out some classic, comforting recipes on her work colleagues. First up are her Strawberry Scones which she reworks with two new ingredients, then a hearty Wild Mushroom Lasagna, inspired by produce found at her local organic mushroom farm, and a simplified Shrimp Bisque, with all the wow factor but half the effort.
  •  Strawberry Scones The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Strawberry and Walnut Scones
  •  Portobello Mushroom Lasagna Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Shrimp Bisque Barefoot Contessa at Home


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Old New York
  •  Baked Sweet Potato "Fries" Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Coffee Granita
  •  E.A.T. Tomato Salad
  •  New York Strip Steak with Lobel's Spice Rub


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - The Adventure Begins
It’s day one of Ina and Jeffrey’s Napa vacation adventure and Ina’s kicking off the cooking with a fabulous casual dinner of Chicken with Wild Mushrooms, Green Salad and a Napa vinaigrette. The fun continues with an invitation to cook a wine country Baked Goat Cheese with Maria Sinskey at her fabulous vineyard. Then it’s a casual Napa style supper alfresco: Jeffrey’s grilling Pork Chops served with Ina’s Green Beans Gremolata - and he’s springing for a big surprise for dessert.
  •  Baked Goat Cheese
  •  Chicken with Wild Mushrooms Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Green Beans Gremolata Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Green Salad & Napa Wine Vinaigrette
  •  Grilled Pork Chops


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Bread Winner
It’s back to basics on bread. Ina’s friend is writing an article about interesting ways to use bread so Ina’s volunteered to test out three recipes which all use bread in different ways - and then there will be a taste test to vote for a winner. The contenders are - delicious Salmon Cakes that use white breadcrumbs, a bubbling golden bread with PanettoneBread Pudding and a great hearty tomato soup Pappa al Pomodoro that’s got bread in it and on it.
  •  Pappa al Pomodoro Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Salmon Cakes
  •  Panettone Bread Pudding


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - 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, 4:00pm/3:00c - Modern Comfort
Ina cooks up comfort classics - with a modern twist - such as French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. Plus, New York caterer Mary Giuliani stops by to show Ina how to make her famous Miniature Grilled Cheese Sandwich Canapés. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining.
  •  French Toast Bread Pudding Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Mary's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  •  Seafood Potpie


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Saturday Night, Sunday Breakfast
Ina is hosting a delicious Sunday brunch party for a group of weekend guests, and the key to a successful brunch is to make as much as you can in advance. On the menuare Banana Crunch Muffins, Vanilla Yogurt with Fruit, Bloody Marys, Smoked Salmon Frittata and Orange Marmalade Butter. This is weekend laid-back food that's made in advance and eaten at leisure.
  •  Banana Crunch Muffins The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Spicy Bloody Mary Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Yogurt
  •  Marmalade Butter
  •  Smoked Salmon Frittata Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Easy French
Its back to basics on French food. Ina makes Jeffrey a French inspired meal based on bistro favorites barefoot style – simple, easy and delicious. On the menu is Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette followed by Easy Sole Meuniere inspired by the local street markets of Paris- and then for dessert, an incredible French Apple Tart. Bon Appetit!
  •  Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Easy Sole Meuniere Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  French Apple Tart Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Pot Luck Dinner
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. But before the cooking begins, they discuss their plan at Ina’s, over a breakfast of delicious Tri-Berry Pancakes.
  •  Scott's Short Ribs Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Stewed Fresh Berries
  •  Cheddar Dill Cornbread


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Sunshine Food
To Ina, sunshine food is food that's lighter, with great color and flavor. Think Smoked Salmon Spread and toasted baguettes served with Peaches and Sauternes, or Shrimp Linguine and Meringues with Crème de Cassis and Raspberries. In this show, Ina makes two great summer menus for her husband Jeffrey and her florist friend, who creates a fabulous table decoration.
  •  Linguine with Shrimp Scampi Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Smoked Salmon Spread Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Toasted Baguette
  •  Meringues with Cassis and Raspberries
  •  Peaches in Sauternes Barefoot in Paris
  •  Long Island Iced Tea
  •  Raspberry Sauce
  •  Mai Tai
  •  Manhattan


Friday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Herb Hall of Fame
It’s back to basics on ramping up flavor with herbs. Ina makes Chive Risotto Cakes, Pasta with Pecorino, and Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup- using simple herb tricks to turn up the volume. She also visits some nearby gardens for herb inspiration.
  •  Chive Risotto Cakes Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Sunday 7:30am/6:30c - Good Stuff
There’s good food and great culinary adventures as Ina Garten explores the culinary scenes and cooks on her vacation in Napa.  There’s an incredible California-style lunch alfresco with Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto drizzled in Easy Hollandaise using the best products from local markets. Then there's an unbelievable steak master class with Ina’s friend Tyler Florence at his restaurant El Paseo, where he’s sharing the secrets to making a perfectly cooked Porterhouse Steak. Then off with Jeffrey on a covert mission to blend a bottle of Chateau Garten, Ina’s heading to San Francisco to shop for everything she needs for a perfect no-cook sunset picnic right in the middle of a vineyard.
  •  El Paseo Porterhouse Steak
  •  Napa Picnic
  •  Roasted Asparagus & Prosciutto Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Easy Hollandaise Sauce Barefoot Contessa Foolproof