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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 March 30 - April 5
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Dinner in Napa
It’s a tale of two Napa dinners: first, a casual alfresco meal with Jeffrey – on the menu are Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad, and Raspberry Crumble Bars. It’s Barefoot with a California twist. Along the way, Ina’s learning the salad secrets of some of San Francisco’s coolest chefs, and there’s a trip down memory lane to a Napa gourmet grocer. Then dinner out is with none other than the fabulous Michael Chiarello, one of the culinary kings of Napa, who’s cooking his incredible harvest dish Chicken a la Vendemmia with grapes picked from his vineyard.
  •  Chicken a La Vendemmia
  •  Israeli Couscous & Tuna Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Raspberry Crumble Bars Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Easy as Pie
  •  Perfect Pie Crusts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  •  Fresh Blueberry Pie
  •  Raspberry Corn Muffins The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


Monday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Pooch Party
Even man’s best friend deserves a treat on his birthday and sinceit’s Ina’s friend's dog's special day, she decides to throw a party for her favorite pooch and his mistress at the beach. There’ll be a beach BBQ for the dog owners with Chicken Sausages, Homemade Relish, Potato Salad, Sea Breeze Cocktails at sundown and a fabulous Birthday Sheet Cake!
  •  Birthday Sheet Cake Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Potato Salad
  •  Sauteed Onions and Peppers
  •  Sea Breeze Cocktail


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - 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


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 - The Cat's Away
  •  Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Mexican Chicken Soup Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Chocolate Orange Fondue
  •  Pineapple Margarita
  •  Roasted Asparagus with Scrambled Eggs Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - 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, 4:00pm/3:00c - 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


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Shore Thing
It’s quality time for Ina and Jeffrey,who are heading harbor side to eat Californian BLT’s and buy scallops for a fabulous supper of Provencal Scallops with Basmati Rice, followed Pana Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries.
  •  California BLT's Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Herbed Basmati Rice Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Scallops Provencal Barefoot in Paris
  •  Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries Barefoot Contessa at Home


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Weekend Lunch
One weekend, two easy elegant lunches. First, Ina makes Warm Duck Salad followed by Blueberry Crumb Cake, and the following day, Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash and Chocolate Sorbet.
  •  Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Warm Duck Salad Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Chocolate Sorbet Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Blueberry Crumb Cake Barefoot Contessa at Home


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - 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, 4:30pm/3:30c - Birthday Gift Dinner
It’s Ina’s friend Robert Stillin's birthday, and she’s making him a special birthday gift dinner. This is special occasion food- Rack of Lamb Pissaldiere, Potato and Fennel Gratin, Sautéed Carrots and Coeur a La Crème with Orange and Raspberry Sauce sauce. This is a perfect gift for the man who has everything- Robert will never want to eat out on his birthday again!
  •  French Martini
  •  Rack of Lamb Persillade Barefoot in Paris
  •  Potato-Fennel Gratin The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Sauteed Carrots Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Pack and Go Party
  •  Pita Stuffed with Tabbouleh & Feta
  •  Roasted Shrimp Salad
  •  Ultimate Ginger Cookie Barefoot Contessa at Home


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00a.m. - What's Cooking in Brooklyn
  •  Bien Cuit Baguettes
  •  Grits, Country Ham, & Red-Eye Gravy
  •  Snap Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan
  •  Spicy Pimento Cheese