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Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics - Episode Guide

Season 11

  • Barefoot Classics

    Season 11 -

    Ina's updating some barefoot bestsellers & sharing shortcuts & know how on Easy Sticky Buns, Mustard Chicken Salad, Roasted Vegetables & Roasted Veg Soup. 
  • Bread Winner

    Season 11 -

    It's back to basics on bread. Ina's friend is writing an article about interesting ways to use bread so Ina tests three recipes for Salmon cakes, Panettone Bread Pudding and Pappa al Pomidoro.
  • Breakfast Party

    Season 11 -

    Ina gives us the low-down on how to throw the perfect breakfast party with recipes for Buttermilk cheddar biscuits and strawberry jam, a fun cocktail called juice of a few flowers and soft herbed scrambled eggs.
  • Chicken All The Time

    Season 11 -

    From the simplest roast to chicken to Chicken Bouillabaisse with a Garlicky Saffron Mayonnaise called Rouille. Plus the secret of how to make the simplest most delicious chicken stock.
  • Cocktail Hour

    Season 11 -

    Ina is showing her friend Jack how to throw the perfect foolproof cocktail party. With appetizers of Olives and Marcona Almonds, Salami and Hot House Cucumbers, roasted shrimp cocktail, blue cheese crackers with walnuts and ham and cheese in puff pastry.
  • Comfort and Company

    Season 11 -

    Ina makes a comfort dinner to go for a friend who is renovating her kitchen. On the menu Company Pot Roast and Baked Potatoes with Yogurt and Sour Cream dressing.
  • Cooking For A Crowd

    Season 11 -

    Ina is cooking for a crowd including the cast of Broadway's Young Frankenstein. With recipes for lobster corn chowder, then orange glazed ham and fruit cake cookies.
  • Easy French

    Season 11 -

    Ina makes Jeffrey a French inspired meal based on bistro favourites barefoot style -On the menu Roasted Butternut Squash Salad w/Warm Cider Vinaigrette, Easy Sole Meuniere and French Apple Tart.
  • Fabulous and Fast

    Season 11 -

    Ina is conjuring up a dazzling two course dinner in under an hour. With recipes for Mustard Roasted Fish, Dill Fingerling Potatoes, Parmesan Roasted Broccolie and Honey Vanilla Fromage.
  • Fired Up

    Season 11 -

    Ina's experimenting with new and inventive ways to use the grill with recipes for Fettunta with Prosciutto and Mozzarella, Tuscan Lemon Chicken and Panzanella Salad.
  • Food With Love

    Season 11 -

    It's Ina and Jeffrey's 40th wedding anniversary and Ina is sharing her secrets on the perfect romantic meal. On the menu Campari Orange Spritzer, Italian Wedding Soup, Brownie Pie and anniversary surprises for both Ina and Jeffery.
  • Impromptu Dinner

    Season 11 -

    Ina makes a dinner for unexpected guests with some store-cupboard staples and freezer standbys. With recipes for Risotto Primavera, Caramel Pecan Sundaes and Shortbread Cookies.
  • Italian Everytime

    Season 11 -

    Ina shares recipes for an elegant easy meal of Italian recipes including Baked Shrimp Scampi, Fruit Salad with Limoncello, Roasted Artichoke salad and an Antipasti platter.
  • Oven Rules

    Season 11 -

    Filet of beef truffled sandwiches; roasted tomatoes in a Caprese salad; meringues Chantilly with roasted berries.
  • Pack and Go Party

    Season 11 -

    This is back to basics on delicious and simple pack and go picnic food. Ina Garten fills guests picnic bags.
  • Perfect Dinner Party

    Season 11 -

    Ina is throwing the perfect dinner party. The secret is a meal in three acts with a perfect candy happy ending. With a Bay Scallop Gratin and two delicious home made candies — white chocolate bark and fleur de sel caramels.
  • Pot Luck Dinner

    Season 11 -

    Whatever the occasion, a potluck party is one of the most basic strategies for easy entertaining. With Ina's recipes for Short Ribs and Cheddar Dill Corn Bread.
  • Say Cheese

    Season 11 -

    Tomato and goat cheese tart; savory coeur a la creme; baked brie cheese platter; roasted pears with blue cheese.
  • Say It with Food

    Season 11 -

    This is back to basics on showing someone you care by saying it with food. Ina prepares a thank you breakfast basket for a friend packed with Date Nut Spice Bread, Orange Marmalade and Homemade Muesli With Red Berries.

  • Steak and Sides

    Season 11 -

    Ina's shaking it up and turning up the volume on classic steak house recipes including filet steaks done the steakhouse way: sauteed and oven roasted to perfection with a fabulous Roquefort and Chive sauce, and sauteed wild mushrooms with crispy cornmeal fried onions rings.
  • The Magic Factor

    Season 11 -

    Ina is amping up flavor with the magic facto and a day of kitchen chemistry. With Easy Cheese Danish, Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes.
  • Turning Up The Volume

    Season 11 -

    Ina's taking everyday favourites and giving them the star treatment by adding one special ingredient. With Deeply Chocolate Gelato, Lobster Pot Pie & the Perfect Vinaigrette salad.

Season 4

  • Going Local

    Season 4 -

    Ina is writing an article about eating local and she's challenged herself to make a meal entirely from Hamptons ingredients. There's eggplant caponata with produce from a farm in Water Mill, then catch of the day in Montauk is sea bass so Ina's roasting it with a Caesar inspired sauce. And for dessert, fresh peach cake with fruit from the farmers market and even the eggs are local, freshly laid by happy Hamptons chickens. Then it's all veg talk in Ask Ina.
  • Herb Story

    Season 4 -

    Nothing turns up the volume more in cooking than herbs. Ina is sharing her top herbs and how to use them in delicious recipes, Greek lamb with a yoghurt mint sauce and oregano, feta and tomato salad. Then she's teaming up with Eli Zabar who will be sharing an incredible tomato salad recipe with fresh tarragon. Then she's answering everyone's herb questions in Ask Ina
  • Jeffery Dinner

    Season 4 -

    It's Friday night and Ina is cooking up a delicious steak dinner for Jeffrey with a twist. This time Jeffrey's making his own supper on the grill. There's herbed ricotta bruschetta, grilled steak and Arugula all washed down with watermelon mojitos. Then everyone gets the chance to ask Ina their dinner party dilemmas.
  • Sweet Charity

    Season 4 -

    Going, going gone! Lunch with Ina is up for auction. The winning bidders can look forward to delicious lunch of chilled cucumber soup with shrimp, lobster and shells salad and Eton Mess. Plus there's a star studded guest list including Alec Baldwin and Mariska Hargitay. This will be an easy lunch to prepare with spectacular results.

Season 3

  • Birthday Party

    Season 3 -

    It's back to basics on Birthday celebrations. It's Jeffrey's Birthday and Ina is making him a fantastic nostalgic Birthday dinner that can all be made in advance. Plus she's answering everyone Birthday dilemmas in Ask Ina.
  • Cooking for Beginners

    Season 3 -

  • Cooking With Rice

    Season 3 -

  • Cooking With Wine

    Season 3 -

    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 Ina is tackling everyone's wine questions in Ask Ina.
  • High Wire Egg Dishes

    Season 3 -

  • International Pasta

    Season 3 -

  • Perfect French Dinner Party

    Season 3 -

  • Tex Mex

    Season 3 -

    Ina makes the perfect Tex Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her award winning chilli recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex Mex table setting and fantastic chilli side ideas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex Mex food.

Season 2

  • Baking Basics

    Season 2 -

    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 the easiest shortcut appetizer ever, Savory Palmiers. Then Ina is answering everyone's baking dilemmas in Ask Ina.
  • Barefoot to Go

    Season 2 -

    Brown bagging it just got a Barefoot makeover. This is portable food with full on flavor including Grilled Tuna Wasabi rolls, Lentil Vegetable Soup and Granola Bars.
  • Birthday Breakfast BBq

    Season 2 -

    It's a breakfast party to celebrate the morning after a night before birthday bash. With recipes for corn muffins, hash browns, breakfast hot dogs, scrambled eggs with Goat cheese, Grilled tomato kabobs and a Blood Orange Mimosa.
  • Chicken 101

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two delicious chicken shortcuts, rotisserie chicken with satay dip and Chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwiches with Russian dressing. This is chicken all the way plus Ina is answering everyone's chicken questions in Ask Ina.
  • Farmstand Food

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics on farm stand food. From one local farm box delivered by farmers from the Amber Waves Farm, Ina creates three farm fresh dishes: Scalloped Tomatoes, Cape Cod Chopped Salad and Zucchini Pancakes. Ina is then answering everyone's farm fresh produce questions in Ask Ina.
  • Feature Flavor

    Season 2 -

    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 the easiest shortcut appetizer ever, Savory Palmiers. Then Ina is answering everyone's baking dilemmas in Ask Ina
  • Get Grilling

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics on Grilling. From an elegant and easy grilled main course packed with flavor, Grilled Indonesian swordfish to a grilling master class from executive chef Joe Realmuto from Town Line BBQ who shares his recipe for BBQ sauce over skirt steak and a perfect all purpose grilling party salad Green salad with Blue Cheese Dressing. Then Ina is in the hot seat answering everyone's grilling questions in Ask Ina.
  • Go Greek

    Season 2 -

    A Greek inspired surprise housewarming menu made from everyday store ingredients. With recipes for Spanakopitasm Grilled Lamb Kabobs, Greek Salad, Easy Tzatziki and Mixed Berries Honey & Yogurt Platter.
  • Herb Hall of Fame

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics on ramping up flavor with herbs. With recipes for Chive Risotto Cakes, Pasta a Pecorino and Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup.
  • Italian Restaurant Food At Home

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics Italian restaurant food at home. There's a delicious master class from Joe Realmuto, executive chef of local Italian restaurant Nick and Toni's, who shares his famous recipe for Penne alla Vecchia Bettola, an Italian classic dessert with the volume turned up, Rum Raisin Tiramisu and a gorgeous no cook Italian anti pasti platter. Then Ina is answering everyone's Italian questions in Ask Ina.
  • Keep It Sweet

    Season 2 -

    Ina says no one ever remembers what they ate for the main course but they always remember dessert. Ina shares her ideas and recipes for the perfect way to end a meal - sweet and savoury this really is a case of saving the best for last.
  • Outdoor Entertaining

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics on outdoor entertaining. For lunch using ingredients from the garden Capellini with tomatoes and basil. Plus a perfect tea party menu for a garden tour party Raisin Pecan and Oatmeal cookies and smoked salmon sandwiches. Ina is then tackling everyone's outdoor entertaining questions in Ask Ina.
  • Perfect Pasta

    Season 2 -

    Ina's got pasta covered when it's back to basics on new ideas & quick cook, for family or company. With recipes for Lobster Mac & Cheese Pesto and Tomato Feta Pasta Salad.
  • Pizza Party

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics on recipes that work for kids and for adults too. Ina's recipes are both fun to make and delicious to eat.
  • Surprise, Surprise

    Season 2 -

    It's back to basics on surprises. It's lasagna with a Greek twist, Pastitsio served with a Arugula and watermelon Feta salad bursting with flavor plus a gorgeous table setting for a surprise dinner date with Jeffrey.
  • The Flame Game

    Season 2 -

    The perfect grilling menu that's good enough for company with recipes for Italian meatball hamburgers, creamy cucumber salad, confetti corn and chocolate cake, ice cream custard and raspberries.
  • What are Friends For

    Season 2 -

    It's Ina to the rescue with a dazzling after work meal to impress a friends colleagues. With recipes for Herb Marinated Pork Loin, Greek Panzanella and Plum Crunch.
  • Perfect Holiday Dinner

    Season 2 -

    Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't create a fantastic winter meal good enough for company. Ina is creating a menu for a student entertaining blog site. This is back to basics on dazzling entertaining on a shoe string.