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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 October 13 - October 19
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - What's Cooking in Brooklyn
  •  Bien Cuit Baguettes
  •  Grits, Country Ham, & Red-Eye Gravy
  •  Snap Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan
  •  Spicy Pimento Cheese


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Wedding Anniversary 2014
  •  Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Creamy Cheddar Grits Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Crispy Roasted Kale Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Memory Lane
It’s a trip down memory lane for Ina who’s rustling up a day of fabulous food for Jeffrey. There’s the first thing she ever cooked him, Steak Sandwiches with Sautéed Onions and Mustard Mayo, the Peanut Swirl Brownies she sent him in college and the Eggplant Gratin they ate on their first vacation in France. But will Jeffrey get the significance?
  •  Eggplant Gratin Barefoot in Paris
  •  Steak Sandwich
  •  Peanut Swirl Brownies


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - 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


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Tex Mex Fiesta
Ina makes the perfect Tex Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks, who shares her award winning chilli recipe. Plus, she and Ina put together the perfect Tex Mex table setting and fantastic chilli side ideas. And since no day is complete without "Ask Ina," Ina answers everyone’s questions on Tex Mex cooking at home.
  •  Devon's Award Winning Chili
  •  La Fondita Fish Taco
  •  Tequila Lime Chicken Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Guacamole The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Pink Grapefruit Margaritas


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Housewarming Party
Ina’s friend Valerie has just moved to the neighborhood and Ina is cooking for her housewarming party. While Ina prepares delicious Rack of Roast Pork, Herbed New Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus, Valerie’s other guests dig in to an appetizer of Ina’s light and fluffy Cheesy Puffs while they celebrate the occasion.
  •  Cheese Puffs Barefoot in Paris
  •  Real Margaritas Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Loin of Pork with Green Peppercorns Barefoot in Paris
  •  Herbed New Potatoes Barefoot in Paris
  •  Roasted Asparagus
  •  Apple Cake Tatin


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - 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?


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Fruit All Ways
This sweet and savory episode is fruit all the way - and anything goes. Ina is pushing the boundaries by shaking up the classics, getting the scoop on fruit desserts from local Chef Laura Donnelly and finding interesting new ways to cook with fruit.
  •  Apple Chutney
  •  French Nougatine
  •  Wild Rice Salad Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Long Distance Dinner
After weeks and weeks of exams and eating chips and dips - it’s Ina to the rescue with a wonderful long distance dinner for a young medical student. Ina’s cooking a deeply flavoured Fillet Boeuf Bourgignon, with a Cheesy Zucchini Gratin, and for dessert- a wonderful Plum Tart with Crumble Topping. She’s packing it up and sending it up to the city, where her young friend can warm it up and host a celebration party.
  •  Filet of Beef Bourguignon The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Zucchini Gratin Barefoot in Paris
  •  Plum Tart Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - What are Friends For?
For a dazzling after-work meal that’s sure to impress her friend's colleagues- it’s Ina to the rescue. After all, what are friends for!
  •  Greek Panzanella
  •  Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins
  •  Plum Crunch Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Go Greek
A Greek inspired menu made from everyday store ingredients. It’s a perfect party meal for a surprise housewarming for Ina’s friends Frank and Laura Greenwald.
  •  Easy Tzatziki with Toasted Pita Crisps
  •  Dinner Spanakopitas Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Marinated Lamb Kebabs Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Greek Salad


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - 5 Day Make Ahead Dinner
Ina is hosting a dinner party Friday night but has little time to make dinner. Rather than cancel or call the caterers, she creates a menu that can be made in advance, allowing her to make one dish a day leading up to the party. On the menu are a Parmesan and Arugula Salad, Rosemary Polenta, Chicken with Morels and Coconut Macaroons served with coffee.
  •  Arugula with Parmesan Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Chicken with Morels Barefoot in Paris
  •  Coconut Macaroons Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Rosemary Polenta Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Friday, 12:30pm/11:30c - 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


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00a.m. - Eat Like a Local
The Barefoot Contessa’s on vacation in Napa and a trip to the local St. Helena Farmer’s Market inspires a fabulous lunch of Tomato Crostini and Whipped Feta. Then it’s Thomas Keller-style take out – Ina’s getting Buttermilk Fried Chicken from his restaurant Ad Hoc, plus the secret recipe from the chef. As the sun sets, it’s cocktail hour in California, complete with Ina’s thyme Roasted Marcona Almonds and a cocktail master class with top mixologist Jon Gasparini - Basil Gimlet or Napa Spritz anyone?
  •  Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  •  Basil Gimlet
  •  Napa Spritz
  •  Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Thyme-Roasted Marcona Almonds Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Sunday 10:00a.m./9:00c - Birthday Boat Party
  •  Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Hot Smoked Salmon Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Fresh Dill Sauce Barefoot Contessa Foolproof