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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 27 - November 2
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Birthday Boat Party
  •  Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Hot Smoked Salmon Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Fresh Dill Sauce Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Best of Barefoot Desserts
  •  French Apple Galettes
  •  Eton Mess Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Frozen Mocha Mousse
  •  Fruit Salad with Limoncello Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Red Velvet Cupcakes Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Skillet Brownies
  •  Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Halloween for Grownups
  •  Espresso Martini
  •  Homemade Applesauce
  •  Loin of Pork with Fennel and Garlic
  •  String Beans with Garlic
  •  Chocolate Buttercream Cake


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Cooking with Rice
Ina goes back to basics on cooking with rice and has incredible recipes for sweet and savory rice dishes. From a jambalaya master class from her friend Amelia Durand to the classic rice pudding with the volume tuned up. Then Ina tackles everyone’s rice problems in Ask Ina.
  •  Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya
  •  Wild Rice Pilaf Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Maple Pecan Rice Pudding


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Just Candy
  •  Homemade Marshmallows Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  White Chocolate Bark Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Winter Squash Soup Barefoot in Paris


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Perfect Dinner Party
It’s back to basics on how to throw the perfect dinner party. The secret is a meal in three acts with a perfect, sweet happy ending. Ina works with easy store-bought appetizers, makes delicious Scallop Gratins for dinner, and finally, ends the meal with two wonderful home-made candies – White Chocolate Bark and Fleur de Sel Caramels.
  •  Bay Scallops Gratin Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Fleur de Sel Caramels Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  White Chocolate Bark


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


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Cooking with Wine
Ina reveals the secrets of cooking with wine and gets the low down on cheese and wine pairings from her friend and wine expert Martine Warner. Then she sits down to tackle several "Ask Ina" wine questions.
  •  Wild Mushroom Risotto Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Beef Short Ribs
  •  Fresh Raspberry Gratins Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Chicken All the Time
It’s back to basics on chicken: from the simplest roast, to a chicken with the volume turned up high that’s good enough for company, to a wonderful Chicken Bouillabaisse recipe inspired by the south of France. Plus Ina shares her secret for the easiest, most delicious Homemade Chicken Stock.
  •  Garlic Roast Chicken
  •  Chicken Bouillabaisse Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Rouille Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Perfect Cocktail Party
Ina shares her foolproof formula for the perfect cocktail party. There are Canapés – home made, store bought and assembled-- cocktails with the help of cocktail expert and friend Glenn Laughton, from Red Bar, and tips on setting up a cocktail bar at home. Then its time for cocktail hour in Ask Ina, as she tackles everyone’s cocktail party dilemmas.
  •  Turkey Tea Sandwiches The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Grilled Lemon Chicken The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Parmesan & Thyme Crackers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Juice of a Few Flowers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Ina-Tini
  •  Shrimp Skewers
  •  Shrimp with Russian Dressing
  •  Blinis with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Market Day
Inspired by local food producers, Ina is creating delicious recipes that celebrate the incredible ingredients she can find right on her doorstep. First, she uses Long Island honey to make her Honey Vanilla Pound Cake, and next, she uses cheese from award-winning Mecox Diary to make Mache with Atlantic Mist cheese and apples. Also included are new ideas to preserve flavor, including Homemade Vanilla Extract, Raspberry Vodka, and Garlic and Lemon Oil inspired by local company East End Foodies. Finally, Ina tackes questions on local ingredients and seasonal produce in a segment of "Ask Ina."
  •  Basil Mayonnaise
  •  Garlic & Lemon Oil
  •  Honey Vanilla Pound Cake Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Mache with Warm Brie & Apples Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Radishes with Butter and Salt Barefoot in Paris
  •  Roasted Beets Barefoot in Paris
  •  Vanilla Extract Barefoot in Paris


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Ladies Who Lunch
Ina makes lunch for the original Barefoot Contessa store owner. This is a trip down memory lane lunch with all the original Barefoot classics. Carrot and Pineapple Salad, Creamy Chicken Salad, Cheddar Dill Scones and Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake.
  •  Barefoot Carrot Salad
  •  Cheddar Dill Scones The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake with Ganache
  •  Chicken Salad Contessa


Friday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Comfort and Company
It's back to basics on comfort food for company. If you are having people over for dinner, the shortcut to making them feel right at home is to serve comfort food. It’s warming, delicious, totally unexpected. Ina makes a comfort dinner to go for a friend who is renovating her kitchen. On the menu are Company Pot Roast and Baked Potatoes with Yogurt and Sour Cream dressing. This is comfort food for company with the volume turned up.
  •  Company Pot Roast Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Baked Potatoes with Yogurt & Sour Cream Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Cooking with Tyler
  •  Hayden's Chocolate Cake
  •  Fried Chicken
  •  Winter Slaw


Sunday 10:00a.m./9:00c - Cocktails & Cookies
  •  Blood Orange Cosmos
  •  Breakfast Ricotta with Berries & Maple Syrup
  •  Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Fresh Homemade Ricotta
  •  Whole Wheat & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits