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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 February 8 - February 14
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Game Plan
Ina's got the low-down on how to pull off a perfect dinner party. From creating a time-line, sharing cheats and shortcuts, to cooking up easy, delicious dishes, this is effortless entertaining at its very best.
  •  Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef & Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Truffled Mashed Potatoes Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Chili Tortilla Chips Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Italian At Home
Inspired by a recent trip to Florence, Ina is recreating a fabulous Florentine feast for friends back home in East Hampton. She's making Celery Parmesan, Herb Baked Fish, Parmesan Polenta and Affogato Sundaes.
  •  Affogato Sundaes Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Celery and Parmesan Salad Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Creamy Parmesan Polenta Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Herb-Roasted Fish
  •  Sweetened Whipped Cream Barefoot Contessa at Home


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Cheesy Does It
Ina is writing an article for Food Network Magazine and it’s all about cheese- cooked, raw, soft, hard and blue--- Ina’s got cheese covered. And, there’s a photoshoot in her garden with the Food Network magazine.
  •  Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Herb Coeur a la Creme
  •  Steaks & Stilton Sauce
  •  Stilton Sauce Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Roasted Vegetable Frittata Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Ultimate Grilled Cheese Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - 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, 4:00pm/3:00c - Thank you Dinner
After having a speciality store for twenty years, Ina knows that running business is no easy task. So when a local store manager asks Ina to help with a thank you meal for the staff, she doesn’t hesitate to say yes. It’s a French inspired menu of Provencal Vegetable Soup with spoonfuls of pungent green pistou, seafood platters with two zesty sauces sauces and for dessert – Coconut Madeleines. And what’s more, the party will be hosted right in the middle of the shop and all the staff have to do is set the table!
  •  Provencal Vegetable Soup Barefoot in Paris
  •  Seafood Platter Barefoot in Paris
  •  Coconut Madeleines Barefoot in Paris


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Baking Basics
It’s back to basics on baking. There’s a cookie master class from local baker Kathleen King of Tates Bakeshop who shares her recipe for Double Chocolate Almond Cookies, an easy bake Irish Soda Bread and a great shortcut appetizer, Savory Palmiers. Finally, Ina takes a crack at everyone’s baking dilemmas in "Ask Ina."
  •  Double Chocolate Almond Cookies
  •  Irish Soda Bread Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Savory Palmiers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Homemade Pesto Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Perfect Pie Crust Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Surprise Italian Party
  •  Balsamic Roasted Beef Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Limoncello with Ice Cream and Biscotti
  •  Parmesan Crisps Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Parmesan Fennel Gratin Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Rossinis Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  White Bean and Arugula Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Italian for Beginners
Ina’s Italian friend is coming to dinner and she’s making an Italian feast. Tuscan White Bean Soup, Herbed Roast Leg of Lamb, Roasted Fennel and Summer Fruits with Vanilla Mascarpone. This is Italian food made simply with lots of flavor.
  •  Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Mascarpone
  •  Herb-Roasted Lamb Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Roasted Fennel with Parmesan
  •  Rosemary White Bean Soup The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Jeffrey Home Alone
Ina is going to be away for the night and cooks Jeffrey a great supper and breakfast so he’ll want for nothing in her absence – but she suspects he’ll skip the main course and go straight for the ice cream - how right she is!
  •  Parker's Beef Stew The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Cranberry Orange Scones Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Espresso Ice Cream Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Birthday Breakfast BBQ
  •  Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese
  •  Country Hashed Browns
  •  Grilled Tomato Kebabs
  •  Mustard Mayo
  •  Corn Muffins


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - French Made Easy
Ina takes her inspiration from Parisian markets, food stores and street cafes and translates intimidating traditional French recipes into easy foolproof dishes. Shopping in Paris means inspiration for recipes that can be re-created back home in East Hampton starting with a weekend lunch - Lemon Chicken with Croutons, French String Beans and Caramelized Shallots influenced by the Parisia rotisseries. A visit to Polaine- the most famous bread shop in Paris gives Ina an idea for a new appetizer recipe – Arugula and Goat Cheese Tartines. Ina’s foodie French journey ends with a well deserved break - a picnic with her husband Jeffrey by the river Seine. Jeffrey brings the wine and Ina serves a completely no-cook picnic.
  •  Arugula & Goat Cheese Tartines
  •  Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Tartine
  •  Lemon Chicken with Croutons Barefoot in Paris
  •  Caramelized Shallots Barefoot in Paris
  •  French String Beans Barefoot in Paris
  •  Endive, Pear and Roquefort Salad Barefoot in Paris
  •  Profiteroles Barefoot in Paris
  •  Herb-Baked Eggs Barefoot in Paris
  •  Tapenade


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Mystery Guest
Ina’s broadway producer friend Susan is coming to dinner and bringing a mystery guest (Mel Brooks!) so Ina’s conjuring up a dazzling dinner of Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup and Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Vinaigrette, followed by Stilton, Pears and Sauternes. Guaranteed to wow any guest!!
  •  Blini with Smoked Salmon Barefoot in Paris
  •  Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Parmesan Chicken Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Sunday, 7:00am/6:00c - All About Chocolate
Chocolate to eat and chocolate to drink- this is chocolate all the way! Not only does Ina share her favorite chocolate recipes but her friend Brigitte Browney, who is a chocolatier, shares her secrets on how to get professional chocolate results at home.
  •  Chocolate Strawberries
  •  Mexican Hot Chocolate
  •  Rum Raisin Truffles
  •  Chocolate Cornucopia
  •  Tiered Chocolate Buttercream Cake


Sunday 7:30am/6:30c - Best of Barefoot Chocolate Desserts
  •  Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Chocolate Orange Fondue
  •  Chocolate Truffles
  •  Dark Chocolate Bark
  •  Deeply Chocolate Gelato
  •  Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  White Chocolate Bark Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  White Chocolate Lollipops


Sunday 1:00p.m./12:00c - Barefoot in Paris: Part Deux
Ina Garten is leading a tasty tour of Paris, uncovering all the American imprints in the French capital. She's cooking at and eating in some of the city's finest restaurants helmed by American chefs, whipping up snacks with a friend who heads up a world-famous bakery, dining with an American ex-pat and introducing us to the stunning markets, stores and fabulous people that make up her world in France. Plus, Hollywood A-Lister friends Rob Marshall and John Deluca reveal some of their favorite Paris film locations, and Ina's husband, Jeffrey, makes a surprise appearance. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/barefoot-contessa/specials/barefoot-contessa-in-paris-part-deux.html?oc=linkback
  •  Clafoutis aux Poires (Pear Clafouti)
  •  Lobster Roll
  •  Pastrami Tartine
  •  Sea Bream Ceviche
  •  Whiskey Sour