Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics - Episode Guide

Season 18

  • Cook Like a Pro: Just Desserts

    Season 18 - October 31, 2020

    Ina Garten showcases incredible desserts, and there's something for everyone. For chocolate lovers, a decadent and glamorous Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting has a real wow factor. On the fruit front, there's sophisticated, French-inspired Prunes in Armagnac. Finally, a crazy-delicious Salted Caramel Sundae with peanut-caramel popcorn and rich chocolate sauce is an American classic with the volume turned up.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Only Oranges

    Season 18 - October 24, 2020

    It's all about oranges as Ina Garten shares some favourite recipes with this magic ingredient. They unleash the flavour in amazing Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherries and Port and make dainty Orange French Lace Cookies super special. Oranges add another dimension to Wild Rice Salad, and the citrus in Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschettas takes everything to the next level.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Liqour Store Secrets

    Season 18 - October 17, 2020

    Ina Garten unlocks her liquor secrets and easy techniques that take Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs, Fennel Soup Gratin and an awesome Fresh Apple Spice Cake to the next level. Plus, she shares some incredible tips for wines and liqueurs, and it's cocktail hour at the barn as Ina puts the fizz into Mimosas, Kir and Raspberry Royale Cocktails and mixes up a stunning Champagne VSOP. Cheers!

  • Cook Like a Pro: Incredible Vegetables

    Season 18 - October 3, 2020

    Ina Garten turns ordinary vegetables into extraordinary dishes. She transforms everyday cauliflower into amazing Cauliflower Toasts, the perfect anytime bite. Then Ina elevates humble zucchini and frozen spinach into fabulous Baked Spinach and Zucchini, and eggplant steps into the limelight in wonderful Spiced Lamb-Stuffed Eggplants that are classy enough for company.

  • Cook Like a Pro: French to Make at Home

    Season 18 - September 26, 2020

    Ina Garten has all the tricks for cooking French at home with secrets to a showstopping Summer Filet of Beef with Bearnaise Mayonnaise, an Endive, Orange and Roquefort Salad that tastes as good as it looks and an elegant, easy bistro-style Prune Armagnac Clafouti. Then Ina turns up the volume on the cheese course with ideas for Baked Brie and Warm Goat Cheese, plus an incredible Warm Vacherin.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Jeffrey's Faves

    Season 18 - September 19, 2020

    Ina Garten celebrates Jeffrey's favourite foods, starting with Fried Chicken Sandwiches, perfect for kick-starting the weekend, and an incredible canape of Salmon Cured with Dill and Pernod. On the sweet front, Jeffrey can't resist Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches. Then, he's in the kitchen brewing coffee like a pro, and Ina turns it into his number one drink, Italian Iced Coffee.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Tomatoes

    Season 18 - September 12, 2020

    Tomatoes are one of Ina Garten's favourite ingredients, and they star in her Easy Provencal Lamb that has a real wow factor, as well as her over-the-top good Penne Arrabiata, the spiciest pasta in town. Ina uses canned and crushed in her updated Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes, and beautiful heirloom tomatoes speak for themselves in Tomatoes and Burrata with Garlic Toast.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Best in Class

    Season 18 - September 5, 2020

    Ina Garten shares best-in-class dishes with the volume turned up. She revamps a breakfast favourite, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Figs, then combines two winners in Caesar-Roasted Swordfish. Plus, Ina makes an amazing party dessert, Vanilla Brioche Bread Pudding, and takes the cheese course to the next level with Stilton and Pears with Roasted Plum Chutney.


Season 17

  • Cook Like a Pro: Pork

    Season 17 - February 29, 2020

    Ina Garten is sharing new ways to cook with pork, and she's putting bacon, sausage, kielbasa and tenderloins in the spotlight. She starts by making Sausage and Mushroom Strudels for appetizers and follows them with hearty Lentil and Kielbasa Salad. Baked Farro and Butternut Squash works as a main dish or side with Ina's quick Herbed Pork Tenderloins.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Entertaining

    Season 17 - February 15, 2020

    Ina Garten is entertaining, and she's taking the pressure off with all make-ahead dishes. She starts with two easy appetizers, Mustard and Gruyere Batons and Warm Dates with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto. Her main course is Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Steamed Couscous, and she whips up a Decadent Chocolate Cake for dessert. Ina also shakes up a classic cocktail with the Dukes Cosmopolitan.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Spicy

    Season 17 - February 8, 2020

    Some like it hot, and some like it spicy, so Ina Garten is making dishes to please both. She starts with an exotic Lamb and Chickpea Curry made with a fragrant mix of spices, and her Lobster Corn Fritters are paired with creamy sriracha sauce. Ina makes Sweet Potato Empanadas with Chipotle Chile for kick, and her Sauteed Shishito Peppers are both fiery and fast.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Thanksgiving New Ideas

    Season 17 - February 1, 2020

    Ina Garten is giving traditional Thanksgiving dinner dishes a modern twist. To start, it's out with the big bird and in with Tuscan Turkey Roulade, which is easy to make and carve. For side dishes, Ina makes Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes and one-pan Thanksgiving Roasted Vegetables. Finally, her dazzling holiday dessert is Pumpkin Flan with Maple Caramel.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Turn Up the Volume

    Season 17 - January 25, 2020

    Ina Garten is turning up the volume on flavor, starting with the creamy hummus she pairs with her chunky Israeli Vegetable Salad. Chicken Marbella Updated is a dinner party classic made over, and Ina's Chocolate Pecan Scones are a sweet indulgence worthy of any brunch party. Finally, she makes Raspberry Roasted Applesauce, a simple and divine dessert with concentrated flavors.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Italian

    Season 17 - January 18, 2020

    Ina Garten is sharing all her secrets and pro tips for Italian dishes. She starts with a fabulous two-fer, Tomato Eggplant Soup, and the leftovers become Baked Pasta with Tomatoes and Eggplant. Then she makes Flounder Milanese topped with Arugula Salad and Lemon Vinaigrette for a modern twist on a classic. Italian ingredients shine in her Kale Salad with Pancetta and Pecorino, and finally, Ina makes a cocktail to toast all things Italian, the Limoncello Vodka Collins.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Store-Bought Is Fine

    Season 17 - January 11, 2020

    Store-bought ingredients pass the test for Ina Garten as she makes sweets, treats and more. Ready-made shortcuts wow in her Raspberry Baked Alaska with Fresh Raspberry Sauce, and she takes Turkey Sandwiches with Brussels Sprouts Slaw to the next level. Jarred marinara sauce is the convenient secret to her Roasted Eggplant Parmesan, and she makes Sweet Red Pepper Hummus that's a party-worthy, pantry-to-table triumph.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Holiday Brunch

    Season 17 - December 14, 2019

    Ina Garten is sharing recipes and pro tips for putting together a gorgeous seasonal brunch. She starts with Shakshuka with Feta, the perfect way to serve eggs to a crowd, and bakes a batch of make-ahead Morning Glory Muffins. Smoked Salmon Tartines with Gravlax Sauce turn the volume up on a brunch staple, and Ina shares her secrets to the perfect Fresh Fruit Platter before toasting the holidays with a Spicy Bloody Mary.

Season 16

  • Cook Like a Pro: Cook With a Pro

    Season 16 - October 26, 2019

    Ina Garten gets a cooking masterclass with three amazing professional chefs. Pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz teaches Ina how to make the most incredible Roasted Carrot Tart, and Parisian chef Marie-Aude Rose shares her secrets to making perfect Crepes and Chocolate Sauce. Chef Missy Robbins reveals the secrets of pasta as she makes Fettucine with Buffalo Butter and Parmigiano Reggiano using just a handful of ingredients.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Good Grilling

    Season 16 - October 19, 2019

    Ina Garten is fired up and sharing her advice for grilling and barbecuing like a pro. To start, hot coals work their magic on her Tuscan Grilled Cornish Hens, and she amps up the flavor on Foolproof Ribs with Barbecue Sauce. Her flame-grilled Smoky Eggplant Dip features yogurt and mint, and her husband Jeffrey can't resist her Grilled Oysters with Lemon Dill Butter.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Portable Food

    Season 16 - October 12, 2019

    It's food on the move with Ina Garten as she shares pro tips for perfect portable eats. She makes moist Lemon Poppy Seed Cake for an afternoon snack at work and Tomato Mozzarella Pan Bagnat-- a fantastic Provencal sandwich – for lunch on the go. Charlie Bird's Farro Salad with Lemon Dressing is Ina's answer when the question is what to take to a potluck party, and her Fresh Blueberry Rhubarb Jam makes a sweet gift for any occasion.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Herbs All Ways

    Season 16 - October 5, 2019

    Ina Garten is cooking with her favorite herbs and sharing tips for turning up the flavor. She incorporates rosemary, oregano and mint in her Pork Souvlaki with Radish Tzatziki and Pitas for an easy dinner. Dill, chives and basil shine in her Heirloom Tomatoes with Herbed Ricotta, and there's more basil plus parsley in Parmesan Pesto Zucchini Sticks. Finally, thyme is the magic ingredient in Warm Marinated Olives, and Ina offers tips for growing and storing herbs.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Perfect Pastry

    Season 16 - September 28, 2019

    Ina Garten shares tips and ideas for cooking with sweet, savoury and even store-bought pastry. She starts with her foolproof Sweet Pastry Dough for a showstopping French Fig Tart. She uses a shortcut to make Spinach in Puff Pastry, and her Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs are irresistible appetizers. Ina finishes her pastry extravaganza with Warm Goat Cheese in Phyllo.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Tex-Mex Entertaining

    Season 16 - September 21, 2019

    Ina Garten has all the bases covered when it comes to Tex-Mex entertaining. She makes a light and airy Tres Leches Cake with Berries and Make Ahead Whipped Cream, and her crowd-pleasing Pork Posole is a spicy, all-in-one main course piled high with fixings. Fiesta Corn and Avocado Salad is an easy first course that also works as a side dish or salsa. Finally, Ina raises her glass to cocktail hour with the fire and ice of frosty Jalapeno Margaritas, shaken like a pro!

  • Cook Like a Pro: Seafood

    Season 16 - September 14, 2019

    Ina Garten is sharing all her seafood secrets and pro tips, starting with her recipe for Cioppino, a satisfying one-pot stew with cod, shrimp, scallops and mussels. Her Bay Scallops Ceviche with marinated, raw scallops is an easy, no-cook appetizer, and Salmon with Melting Cherry Tomatoes is a fast and foolproof dinner. Ina wraps things up with a perfect high-low mix of Warm Lobster Rolls, a classic with the volume turned up.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Farm Stand

    Season 16 - September 7, 2019

    It's all about farm-to-table cooking for Ina Garten's spring feast, with a dinner, side dish, salad and dessert inspired by the farm stand. There's amazing Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Easy Tzatziki and Parmesan Roasted Zucchini, which are great for entertaining in the spring or any time of year. Then Ina's hitting the farm stand and making Fresh Corn Pancakes and an easy Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad with a Red Wine Vinaigrette. For a sweet finish, she makes Fresh Berries and Sweet Ricotta with Raspberry and Blackberry Sauce.

Season 15

  • Cook Like a Pro: Mary Poppins Show

    Season 15 - February 9, 2019

    Ina Garten hosts an incredible Mary Poppins reunion sharing cooking secrets and making a British-style Sunday lunch for her friends who produced, directed and acted in the new movie. She shows Emily Blunt her foolproof Roasted Capon recipe and Emily shows her how to make her Perfect Roast Potatoes. There's a Roasted Haricots Verts master class for Lin-Manuel Miranda who's helping Hollywood director and producer duo Rob Marshall and John DeLuca mix up Pomegranate Gimlet cocktails. Dessert Meringue Clouds round off a magical Mary Poppins-inspired table setting.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

    Season 15 - January 26, 2019

    Ina Garten is sharing pro tips on pulling off the ultimate make-ahead, low-stress Thanksgiving feast. She's preparing Accidental Make-Ahead Turkey where all the cooking and carving are done in advance, there's wonderful Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with Onions and Sage, an incredible Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding and two fabulous sides -- Sweet Potato Puree and the easiest Peas and Pancetta. Thanksgiving has never been so effortless and easy.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Beefed Up

    Season 15 - January 19, 2019

    Ina Garten is setting her sights on beef and sharing her tips for preparing it roasted, ground, sliced, sauteed and seared just like a pro. She starts with the perfect steak, an easy and elegant Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms. Then she turns humble ground beef into the most delicious Individual Meatloaves, and there's even beef for breakfast in Roast Beef Hash with Eggs. For a stellar first course, Ina makes Filet of Beef Carpaccio sliced wafer thin.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Salads for Four Seasons

    Season 15 - January 12, 2019

    Ina Garten is sharing her pro tips for sensational salads for every season. For an all-in-one spring dinner, her Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisee Salad is unbeatable, and Tarragon Shrimp Salad is perfect for an easy and delicious summer lunch. Then for autumn, Ina makes Faro Tabbouleh with Feta, a twist on a classic dish, and her Tricolore Salad with Orange is an incredible winter side dish.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Easy High Low

    Season 15 - January 5, 2019

    Ina Garten loves mixing fancy and casual fare, and she's sharing her secrets to this winning mashup of high and low. She takes everyday Potato and Celery Root Puree over the top with truffle butter and serves it with stunning Seared Scallops. Then she pairs an elegant Roast Filet of Beef with simple Mustard Mayo Horseradish and Crusty Baked Potatoes with Whipped Feta. Finally, she adds a little fizz to dessert with an awesome Raspberry and Cream Sgroppino.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Celebration Sides

    Season 15 - December 23, 2018

    Ina Garten is shaking up the classics and sharing a fresh look at side dishes for a stunning holiday meal. Her centerpiece is a foolproof English Rib Roast, and she reveals her tricks for getting it right every time. Her sides include Orange Braised Carrots and Parsnips, Roasted Broccoli with Panko Gremolata, make-ahead Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Cocktail Party Rules

    Season 15 - December 16, 2018

    Ina Garten's sharing her recipe for pulling off a perfect cocktail party, so get the invitations ready. Her spread includes five incredible appetizers, starting with crazy-delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Louis and elegant and easy no-cook Herbed Fromage Blanc, which is simple to make for entertaining a crowd. Then she prepares Lamb Sausage in Puff Pastry and Zucchini and Gruyere Frittata Squares, all washed down with an ice cold Classic Daiquiri. Ina also reveals pro tips for everything from shortcut hors d'oeuvres to how to send out the invites and the best way to set up the bar and food table.

Season 14

  • Cook Like a Pro: American Classics

    Season 14 - May 6, 2018

    Ina Garten is finding new ways to turn the volume up on American classics. She starts by combining coffee chipotle chili powder and red pepper flakes for a spicy dry rub on Grilled New York Strip Steaks, and she cools things off with a Crunchy Iceberg Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese. Ina uses buttermilk for foolproof Fried Chicken and takes a clever shortcut with Peanut Butter and Fudge Ice Cream Sandwiches. For cocktail hour, she mixes up Dark Rum Southsides, and Chef Bobby Flay shows how to make a very grown-up Vanilla Caramel Bourbon Milkshake.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Simply French

    Season 14 - April 29, 2018

    Ina Garten is focusing on easy French food that you can make at home. First, her Easy Coquilles Saint Jacques is a typical French bistro take on scallops. A classic French cheese board that includes Herbed Goat Cheese and a toasted baguette is perfectly paired with Ina's Green Salad with the Ultimate French Vinaigrette. Her fancy Raspberry Tart only looks difficult to make, and a French 75 cocktail will make you think you're in France. World-famous chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud shares the secret to a perfect French Charcuterie Platter.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Tipsy Desserts

    Season 14 - April 22, 2018

    Dessert is good, but for Ina Garten, tipsy desserts are even better. She uses sparkling white wine to add a little zing to Moscato Poached Fruit that can be made in advance. Bourbon is the secret to her decadent Bourbon Honey Cake, and Armagnac brandy is magical in Ina's Plum Clafoutis. A refreshing Campari and Orange Granita takes dessert to a new level, and Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten shows how to make Chocolate Rum Pudding with Candied Violets.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Good Vanilla

    Season 14 - April 15, 2018

    For Ina Garten, good vanilla extract makes all the difference. That's why she makes her own Home Made Extract and then uses it in a showstopping Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel. She whips up a batch of Vanilla Shortbread Hearts with a vanilla glaze and bakes her moist and delicious Vanilla Cream Cheese Pound Cake. Finally, a cup of White Hot Chocolate hits the spot.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Parmesan

    Season 14 - April 8, 2018

    It's all Parmesan all the time in Ina Garten's kitchen. Crispy, delicious Lemon Parmesan Chicken gets a double hit of the flavorful cheese, and it adds the wow factor to Ina's Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage. Parmesan can take both side dishes and salads to a whole new level, as Ina shows with Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes and Celery and Parmesan Salad. It also stars in three of her easiest canapes: Parmesan Shards, Parmesan Crisps, and Parmesan and Chipotle Popcorn.

  • Cook Like a Pro: No Sides Required

    Season 14 - April 1, 2018

    Ina Garten is serving up filling meals with absolutely no side dishes required. She starts with Lamb Shanks and Orzo, a one-pot meal worthy of any dinner party. She reveals the trick to foolproof dough for stunning Smoked Salmon Pizzas and makes Roast Chicken Cobb Salad, an easy and elegant mashup that's perfect for casual entertaining. Finally, she prepares Baked Polenta with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese for a comforting dinner.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Breakfast

    Season 14 - March 25, 2018

    For Ina Garten, a no-fuss, make-ahead breakfast is the best way to start the day. Her Raspberry Baked French Toast is perfect for welcoming company, and her Mini Italian Frittatas only need to be warmed up before serving. Ina shares her secrets to moist Blueberry Bran Muffins, whips up a batch of Orange Marmalade Butter and lays out an impressive Breakfast Smoked Salmon Platter with a pitcher of Virgin Marys. Deliciously light Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Yogurt completes the make-ahead breakfast lineup.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Bread

    Season 14 - March 18, 2018

    Ina Garten is turning her attention to all kinds of bread and dishes that feature it. She starts with the most delicious quick bread you'll ever bake, foolproof Irish Guinness Brown Bread. Breadcrumbs take the spotlight in her luxurious Fish and Lobster Cakes, and her Camembert and Prosciutto Tartines are open-faced sandwiches with the volume turned up. There's even bread in Ina's layered dessert, Peach and Berry Summer Pudding. Legendary chef Wolfgang Puck shows how to turn two humble slices of walnut bread into the ultimate Lobster Club Sandwich.

Season 13

  • Cook Like a Pro: Roasted Vegetables

    Season 13 - November 5, 2017

    Ina Garten, the queen of roasted vegetables, spills the beans on how to roast like a pro, starting with Butternut Squash Hummus. Then, British-based restaurateur and chef Yotam Ottolenghi gives the lowdown on picture-perfect Roasted Baby Vegetables with Sumac and Yogurt. Next, two delectable Spanish recipes: Roasted Vegetable Paella and chef Jose Andre's roasted Escalavida Catalana. Finally, Ina makes Roast Potato and Fennel Soup and her ultimate side dish: Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Chocolate

    Season 13 - October 29, 2017

    Ina Garten shares professional tips for chocolate, starting with an off-the-scale delicious Chocolate Ganache Cake, complete with a chevron frosting tutorial. Then, Chocolate Creme Brulee is taken to dazzling new dessert heights and Ina shows her tricks to tempering chocolate for Peanut Rocky Road Bark. Beyond-decadent Frozen Hot Chocolate completes the line-up.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Desserts

    Season 13 - October 22, 2017

    Ina Garten's cutting straight to sweet with delicious make-ahead and very professional fruit desserts. There's a twist on a classic with Apple Pie Bars, then pure comfort meets wow factor in Chocolate Banana Cream Pie. Easy and elegant Stewed Rhubarb and Red Berries make a perfect summer dessert, with ideas for amping things up with fruit liqueurs. Finally, there's a Sparkling Grapefruit Granita that's guaranteed to impress.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Eggs

    Season 13 - October 15, 2017

    It's eggs all the way in an incredible master class, featuring them both soft boiled and in the dressing of a fantastic Caesar Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon. Egg whites are whipped to perfection for a Pavlova Fruit Tart, then there's foolproof Truffled Scrambled Eggs. She makes Eggs Benedict with an Easy Hollandaise Sauce just like a pro, and super chef Jose Andres reveals the secret of his perfectly fried eggs.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Fearless Food

    Season 13 - October 1, 2017

    Ina Garten is tackling daunting dishes with easy techniques, from a perfectly risen Souffle a L'Orange to overcoming pastry fears with her totally professional-looking Anna's Tomato Tart. Super chef Jose Andres has an amazing trick for separating eggs, then there's foolproof caramel for irresistible Caramel Salted Nuts.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Weeknight Dinners

    Season 13 - September 17, 2017

    Ina Garten's got weeknight dinners covered, pro-style! There are Roasted Salmon Tacos with avocado salsa and a super quick slaw, then Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin with an incredible make-ahead marinade and served with Fig Chutney. Garlic and Herb Roasted Shrimp are a one-pan wonder, then chef April Bloomfield reveals her go-to, off-duty weeknight dinner: an Oven-Baked Three Cheese Sandwich. Finally, Ina makes five-minute Lemon Capellini.

  • Cook Like a Pro: Chicken

    Season 13 - September 10, 2017

    It's all about chicken as Ina Garten shares her kitchen tips and professional strategies for Roasted Chicken with Radishes, from trussing the bird to carving it. Then, there's a delicious twist on a classic with Chicken and Spinach Waldorf Salad, featuring juicy roasted chicken breasts. Finally, the volume is turned right up on Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse.

Season 12

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: Deans for Dinner

    Season 12 - July 16, 2017

    Ina Garten's throwing a celebration meal for her friend Deborah Berke, who has been named the Dean of the Yale Architecture School. She's making a sensational Paella Salad, a platter of Goat Cheese, English Oat Crackers and Fig Preserves, and a pitcher of seriously good Rose Sangria.

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: Jeffrey's Birthday Dinner

    Season 12 - July 16, 2017

    It's a taste of the dolce vita as Ina Garten throws an Italian-themed birthday dinner with a big surprise for Jeffrey. To get the party started, there's Bruschetta with Sauteed Chard and Aperol Spritzers, followed by Roasted Italian Meatballs and a cool Arugula, Radicchio and Parmesan Salad.

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: Dinner Party 101

    Season 12 - May 7, 2017

    Ina Garten is teaching Dinner Party 101 to her great friend, actress Debra Monk. The foolproof meal plan includes Roast Chicken with Bread and Arugula Salad, a stunning Easy Cheese Board, Tri-Berry Crumbles and a table-setting tutorial.

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: Back to School Surprise

    Season 12 - April 30, 2017

    Jeffrey is going back to school after a long vacation, so Ina Garten prepares an alfresco dinner. There's Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops, Couscous With Pine Nuts and Mint, and Roasted Vine Tomatoes, as well as a gorgeous Greek Mezze Platter with Marinated Herbed Feta, Pita Chips and store-bought goodies.

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: Weekend Guest

    Season 12 - April 30, 2017

    It's a weekend of photos, fun and style as Ina Garten's old friend and photographer Miguel joins them for the weekend. For his Friday night arrival, she makes Spicy Hermit Bars, then while Miguel and Jeffrey take test shots for a new Barefoot style book, Ina prepares Saturday lunch of Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart and Tomato Carpaccio.

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: It Must Be Friday

    Season 12 - April 26, 2017

    It's Friday, and that means two things: Jeffrey's coming home and chicken for dinner! Ina Garten's shaking things up, making Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and serving it with amped-up Roasted Broccolini on the side. For dessert, it's Raspberry Rhubarb Crostata with ice cream.

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: Pizza Pronto

    Season 12 - April 23, 2017

    It's a Barefoot backyard cooking adventure, as Ina Garten's husband, Jeffrey, takes a pizza making class in a fabulous food truck! He learns to make a White Pizza with Zucchini, Charred Red Onions and Garlic Ricotta, while Ina prepares a platter of Arugula with Prosciutto and Burrata and a Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake to go with it.

  • Cooking for Jeffrey: Big Breakfast Buffet

    Season 12 - April 23, 2017

    It's a Barefoot breakfast bash as Ina Garten entertains her friends, Devon Fredericks and Eli Zabar. They're serious foodies, so the pressure's on as she creates a stunning easy buffet with a Potato Pancetta Frittata, Overnight Belgian Waffles with fabulous toppings, a simple Breakfast Smoked Salmon Platter with Scallion and Dill Cream Cheese, and a gorgeous Fresh Fruit Platter.

Season 11

  • Potluck Party

    Season 11 - July 9, 2017

    Ina's sharing potluck party secrets with local farmers Katie and Amanda, who are throwing a start of season bash. There's Tomato Soup With Cheese Croutons for lunch, then a master class in Grilled Lemon Chicken With Broccoli and Bow Tie Pasta, crowd pleasing Wheat Berry and Farro Salad and an incredible food table setting down at the farm.

  • Barbecues & Bouquets

    Season 11 - July 9, 2017

    It's a day of flames and flowers as Ina shares fantastic surf and turf grilling recipes with her friend, perfumer Antonia. She's welcoming her with Gazpacho With Goat's Cheese Croutons for lunch then firing up the grill and making Mustard-Marinated Flank Steak and Sicilian Grilled Swordfish. Then in exchange for the grilling lesson Antonia's showing Ina how to make an incredible bouquet.
  • Bread and Butter

    Season 11 - June 25, 2017

    Ina's on a nonstop bread adventure with her friend Eli Zabar, the bread guru. For lunch there's Fennel and Garlic Shrimp, perfect to eat with his Country Bread, he's sharing the secret recipe, and Ina's using it in delicious Provencal Cherry Tomato Gratin. Then she's assembling a beautiful bread basket and in a meeting of their two passions, they're having a bread and butter tasting.

  • Easy as Pie

    Season 11 - June 25, 2017

    Baking and blooms are on the menu as Ina shares the secrets of pie making with her friend Michael in exchange for some floristry magic. There are Raspberry Corn Muffins to welcome him to the barn, then Ina shows him how to make foolproof pie crust, a fabulous Fresh Blueberry Pie and a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie. Then from flour to flowers, it's over to Michael's where he shows Ina the secrets of a showstopping table centerpiece. 

  • Cocktails & Cookies

    Season 11 - June 18, 2017

    It's all about brunch, baking and cocktail shaking as Ina asks her Hollywood mogul friends over for Breakfast Ricotta With Berries and Maple Syrup. Then Ina's showing the guys how to bake Whole Wheat and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits for their pooch and delicious Jalapeno Cheddar Crackers to eat with the Blood Orange Cosmos the guys are mixing up.

Season 10

  • Birthday Boat Party

    Season 10 - June 18, 2017

    Ina is setting sail down the Hudson River to celebrate a friend's birthday. They're providing the boat and she's bringing fantastic portable food, like Hot Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill Sauce and Carrot Cake With Ginger Mascarpone Frosting. Plus, she's sharing foolproof picnic strategies guaranteed to make any alfresco celebration a huge success!
  • Wedding Anniversary

    Season 10 - May 14, 2017

    It's Ina and Jeffrey's wedding anniversary and Ina's got a romantic game plan guaranteed to impress. There's an incredible menu of Crispy Mustard Chicken, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Crispy Roasted Kale and Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs, a perfect alfresco setting and special trip to the vineyard organized by Jeffrey.

  • Welcome to Town Party

    Season 10 - May 14, 2017

    Ina is throwing a housewarming party for a new colleague. She's got the lowdown on travel-friendly dishes made from local ingredients, like Corn and Avocado Salad, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Tequila Citrus Chicken, fantastic tips for putting together a Local Cheese Platter and a Dessert Platter, plus buffet strategies we'll all want to try.

  • Surprise Italian Party

    Season 10 - April 19, 2017

    Ina is hosting a surprise dinner party with an Italian theme for a friend. She's sharing her dinner party know-how and strategies, from menu planning and shortcuts to setting the scene with the help of a florist. Recipes include Parmesan Crisps, Rossinis, White Bean and Arugula Salad, Balsamic Roasted Beef, Parmesan Fennel Gratin and for dessert, Limoncello and Ice Cream.

  • Cocktails for a Crowd

    Season 10 - April 19, 2017

    Ina's hosting a fundraiser at the barn for the East Hampton Historical Society and is sharing her blueprint for a foolproof cocktail party. From invitations to store bought cheats, this is entertaining made easy. With recipes for Caramelized Bacon, Potato Basil Frittata Squares, Roasted Shrimp With Green Goddess Dressing and a Champagne Cocktail Bar.

Season 9

  • All Change

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    Ina's in Brooklyn checking out classics with the volume turned up. First, the Mile End Deli where they're shaking things up on classic Chopped Liver and then Ina makes Bratwurst at Prime Meats Restaurant. She takes a trip around the Smorgasburg market where she buys Cheese Cakes and then back home she's making French Flageolet Beans.

  • Best Barefoot Chocolate Desserts

    Season 9 -

    This is all things chocolate in the Barefoot Contessa Hall of Fame. On Ina's list there's everything from Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting, to Deeply Chocolate Gelato, an easy Chocolate Orange Fondue and White Chocolate Truffles and White Chocolate Bark. And of course, one of Ina's favorite desserts -- Mocha Chocolate Ice Box Cake.

  • Best Barefoot Grilling

    Season 9 -

    Ina's firing up the grill for the ultimate guide to grilling, with some of her favorite ever recipes: Surf and turf is covered with Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Indonesian Grilled Swordfish and Sliders. She has sides covered with Grilled Corn on the Cob, Confetti Corn, Grilled Panzanella and even Breakfast on the Grill!

  • Cooking with Giada Delaurentiis

    Season 9 -

    Ina and Giada are cooking together for a day of fun and recipe sharing. Ina's welcoming her friend with a Lobster and Potato Salad lunch, then it's two way tutorial time, Giada's making Mascarpone and Lemon Gnocchi With Butter Thyme Sauce and Ina's baking an incredible liqueur laced Chocolate Cassis Cake for a girls' night in dinner.

  • Cooking with Michael Symon

    Season 9 -

    Ina and Michael Symon are cooking Greek today. Michael's doing Smoked Pork Ribs on the grill while Ina's got the sides sorted with Easy Tzatziki and Spicy Hummus, perfect on a Mezze Platter. 

  • Cooking with Tyler Florence

    Season 9 -

    Ina's got a date with Tyler Florence and they're baking a towering chocolate Birthday Cake for Tyler's son, then checking out the local farming scene to get chicken and vegetables for Tyler's signature Fried Chicken and Ina's Winter Slaw.

  • Fun in the City

    Season 9 -

    It's a perfect day of fun in the city. Ina's cooking at two fabulous restaurants, learning the secret to Oyster Pan Roast and Uni Butter Crostini at John Dory Oyster Bar and the famous Million Dollar Chicken at the Standard Grill. Ina takes a stroll on The High Line and meets with the vendor behind People Pops, and even Jeffrey's getting a cheese making course at Beecher's Handmade Cheese. Back home, it's Side Car cocktails and a Garten taste-off! 

  • Heard it on the Grapevine

    Season 9 -

    Ina's checking out the hot spots everyone's talking about, starting at The Meatball Shop, where she makes their signature Smash Meatball Sandwich. Then Ina meets a friend for fondue in Cafe Select, a speakeasy-style bar. At All Good Things market, Ina arranges flowers French-style. Back at home it's Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts and Coffee inspired by her adventures.

  • Old New York

    Season 9 -

    It's all about learning from New York's food greats today. After a Smoked Salmon and Bagel masterclass at a legendary Jewish store, a lesson in steak from a legendary butcher and the scoop on an amazing coffee roastery in Queens, it's back home for Grilled Double New York Strip With Spice Rub, Garten Spice Sweet Potato Fries and Coffee Granita.

  • What's Cooking in Brooklyn

    Season 9 -

    Ina's checking out what's cooking in Brooklyn. She makes a Southern-style breakfast of Carolina Grits With Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy at Seersucker Restaurant, at Bien Cuit Bakery she learns the secrets to baking perfect baguettes, then a cheese and ham experience at Stinky's Cheese Shop. Back in East Hampton, N.Y., Ina makes a delicious Sugar Snap Pea, Pancetta and Parmesan Salad for Jeffrey to go with all the goodies she's brought back from her adventures.

Season 8

  • Birthday Surprise

    Season 8 -

    Ina's friend Dwyer Derrig is on her way back from the city and she's going to get a fabulous birthday surprise -- a fridge filled with Ina's home cooked Italian Seafood Salad and German Chocolate Cupcakes, a Birthday Cheeseboard Gift and amazing flowers by Michael at Bridgehampton florists. 

  • Dinner in Napa

    Season 8 -

    For a casual dinner in the garden with Jeffrey, Ina makes Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad with Raspberry Crumble Bars for dessert. The next day, they have dinner with Michael Chiarello, who makes his incredible Chicken A La Vendemmia with graped picked from his own vineyard.

  • Eat Like a Local

    Season 8 -

    After making Tomato Crostini and Whipped Feta for lunch, Ina learns the secrets of Thomas Keller's Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Thyme Roasted Marcona Almonds are the perfect snack for Cocktail Time, but will Ina have mixologist Jon Gasparini's Napa Spritz or Basil Gimlet? 

  • Food Aventures

    Season 8 -

    Ina's shaking up the classics turning San Francisco lobster into a Deconstructed Lobster Salad With Lemon Mayonnaise. At the Michelin-starred Auberge du Soleil, Ina learns to make their signature Torte Au Chocolat. While she's out exploring, Jeffrey enjoys Spanish Pea Soup With Crispy Ham. Back on the porch, they both enjoy Viennese Iced Coffee.
  • Game Plan

    Season 8 -

    Today, Ina's sharing all the secrets for effortless entertaining: From creating a time line, sharing cheats and shortcuts and cooking up easy delicious dishes. With recipes for Chili Tortilla Chips, Slow Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise, Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Truffled Mashed Potatoes. 

  • Good Stuff

    Season 8 -

    For lunch alfresco, Ina's made Roasted Asparagus and Proscuitto With Easy Hollondaise. Then there's a date with Tyler Florence, who's sharing the secret making a perfectly cooked Porterhouse Steak. Then she's heading to San Francisco to shop for everything she needs for a sunset picnic with Jeffrey.

  • Library Inaugural Drinks

    Season 8 -

    Ina's built a fabulous library at the barn and now it's time to say thanks to the team that designed and built it. Ina prepares Fig and Fennel Caponata, an Antipasto Platter, Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas and Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise for the "thank you" soiree. 

  • Local Food Heroes

    Season 8 -

    Ina takes inspiration from the fabulous food found in the Hamptons to create new recipes in a piece for her Barefoot blog. She makes Salmon and Guacamole Sandwiches, Salted Caramel Brownies and Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad.

  • Perfect Day in East Hampton

    Season 8 -

    It's Ina's idea of a perfect day: While Jeffrey runs on the beach she whips up Raspberry Muffins and Coffee for their breakfast. Then she heads to local restaurant South Fork Kitchen to cook with chef Joe Isidori. Then it's back to the barn for a comforting soup dinner with Jeffrey -- the perfect end to the perfect day. 

  • The Adventure Begins

    Season 8 -

    Dinner on day one of Ina and Jeffrey's California trip is Chicken With Wild Mushrooms and Green Salad and Napa Vinaigrette. The fun continues with an invitation to cook Baked Goat Cheese at Sinskey's Vineyard. Then, it's a casual Napa-style supper with Jeffrey's Grilled Pork Chops served with Green Beans Gremolata.

Season 7

  • Back to Brooklyn

    Season 7 -

    It's a trip down memory lane for Ina and Jeffrey with a day trip to Brooklyn visiting places old and new. The day kicks off with a fabulous breakfast of Potato Latkes and Homemade Applesauce, then armed with a packed lunch of Smoked Salmon and Herb Cream Cheese Bagels, it's off to Brooklyn for a culinary tour including a visit to the best pizza place in Brooklyn, Franny's Pizzeria, where Ina and Jeffrey get a lesson in making authentic Clams, Chilies and Parsley Pizza, and then it's back to East Hampton with New York Egg Cream for a retro nightcap. 
  • Barefoot Bistro

    Season 7 -

    This is French food made easy. Ina is demystifying the classics, offering tips and techniques to get French flavor fast: There are ideas for French table settings, plus Ina's taking a trip to meet French chef Guy Reuge to get the scoop on French pate. 

  • Cheesy Does It

    Season 7 -

    Ina is writing an article for Food Network magazine, and it's all about cheese. There's a photo shoot in her garden with the magazine followed by recipes back in the kitchen. Whether it's cooked, raw, soft, hard or blue, Ina's got cheese covered with recipes for Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing, Herb Coeur A La Creme, Roasted Vegetable Frittata, Steaks and Stilton Sauce and Ultimate Grilled Cheese.

  • Eat Your Greens

    Season 7 -

    Ina's got vegetable ideas for every day of the week, when you're stuck in a vegetable rut: Spring Green Risotto With Artichokes, Mustard-Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe With Garlic and Warm Mushroom Salad are a compilation of fantastic main courses, starters, salads and sides, plus the vegetable low-down from local farmers at Amber Waves, a fantastic farming local cooperative.

  • Elmo's Day Out

    Season 7 -

    Kevin Clash and Elmo are visiting the Hamptons and having the full Barefoot experience: there's so much fun to be had! Kevin, Elmo and Ina are trading recipes and making a picnic to take to Main Beach. 
  • Fruit All Ways

    Season 7 -

    Sweet and savory, this is fruit all the way and anything goes. Ina is pushing the fruit boundaries by shaking up the classics, getting the scoop on fruit desserts like French Nougatine from local Chef Laura Donnelly and finding interesting new ways to cook with fruit, with Wild Rice Salad and Apple Chutney.

  • Italian at Home

    Season 7 -

    Inspired by a recent trip to Florence, Ina is re-creating a fabulous Florentine feast for friends back home in East Hampton. There's a mozzarella master class with a local cheese maker; an Italian drinks tray inspired by cocktails and store-bought hors d'oeuvres sampled at the fabulous Lungarno hotel in Florence; Baked Fish in Parchment; Parmesan Polenta; and Affogato Sundaes, the easiest Italian dessert ever. Ina's guests will collect Italian wine and set the table Italian-style. 

  • Off Duty

    Season 7 -

    This is all about what professional cooks make at home when they're off the clock from dawn to dusk. Fantastic quick and easy recipes and top tips from the chefs and cooks in the know for us to try at home. Ina will be cooking with cookbook writer and caterer Julia Turshen and getting great ideas from local chef Kevin Penner and city chef Cederic Vongerichten from Perry Street. 

  • Restaurant Rules

    Season 7 -

    Ina Garten shares a collection of restaurant-inspired dishes to cook at home. Ina cooks with Frank Pellegrino for the famous Rao's restaurant and gets insider information from the best kitchens in America. 

  • Training Day Dinner

    Season 7 -

    The East Hampton ambulance volunteers meet once a month for a cookout to feed its 50 volunteers and Ina's pitching in with the help of local chef Joe Realmuto from Townline BBQ. This is cooking for a crowd, Barefoot style. 

Season 6

  • Baby's First Bash

    Season 6 -

    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 Truffle 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.

  • Brunch Bunch

    Season 6 -

    Ina is working on an article about brunch and calls in the help of team brunch. Local florist Michael Grimm creates a flower display to go on the brunch table set and photographed by Miguel Florres. There's Baked Blintzes With Fresh Blueberry Sauce, Apricot Butter, Roasted Hazelnut Granola and a Fruit Platter. 

  • Cooking with Friends

    Season 6 -

    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 and create dishes such as Grilled Eggplant With Sherry Vinegar Drizzle, Fried Baby Artichokes, Eli's Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Italian Plum Tart. But first there's breakfast at Ina's to discuss the plan over delicious Tri-Berry Pancakes.

  • Dare to Be Different

    Season 6 -

    Ina's making over classic dishes and turning up the volume with new ingredients and cooking methods. By daring to be different Ina transforms dishes with a big flavor payoff. There's Easy Parmesan Risotto, deconstructed Strawberry Shortcakes and a new take on breakfast, Eggs Columbian, a favorite at local cafe and specialty food store Mary's Marvelous. 

  • Drill Dinner

    Season 6 -

    It's a drill dinner for local fire fighters. After a practice fire drill, Ina pitches in and serves the fire fighters up a delicious dinner back at the station. There's beef barley soup, Firefighter Scott Elley's sloppy joes served with Ina's stilton dressing and make your own pecan caramel sundaes.

  • Jeffrey's Birthday Pop-up

    Season 6 -

    Ina surprises Jeffrey with a birthday get-together at a surprise location, historic building "Home Sweet Home." On the menu for this celebration are a Greek Platter, Hummus, Spinach Pie, Orange Pound Cake with Orange Cream and Raspberry Orange Trifle. 

  • Miguel While You Were Out

    Season 6 -

    Ina is making dinner for her friend Miguel Florres-Vianna who is at the barn photographing the garden. While Miguel takes photos he creates a surprise table setting for Ina inspired by foliage found in the garden. On the menu are Panko-Crusted Salmon, Warm French Lentils, All American Cheese Board and Chicken Noodle Soup for Miguel's journey back to the city. 
  • Modern Comfort

    Season 6 -

    This is all about comfort food as Ina cooks up modern day comfort classics. Helping her is New York caterer Mary Giuliani, famous for her miniature grilled cheese sandwich canapes plus there's French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining.

  • Rehearsal Dinner

    Season 6 -

    It's a pre-party tasting and planning meeting for Ina's friend's son's rehearsal dinner. She has a foolproof menu and plan to share that's the perfect party blueprint for every occasion. On the buffet table there's Tarragon Potato Salad, Chunky Blue Cheese and Yogurt Dip, Vegetable Coleslaw and Guacamole to pair up with local takeout specialties.
  • School Today

    Season 6 -

    It's school today for Ina as she plays both teacher and student. First there's a cookery class, with banana cake to frost and blueberry muffins to make. Then it's Ina Asks, when Ina turns the tables and plays student. It's back to school for Ina when she asks the International Culinary Institute in NYC three cooking questions that we all want to know the answer to. 

Season 5

  • BC Burger Joint

    Season 5 -

    Ina's tuning up the volume on burger joint classics. There's easy Seafood Chowder, then she discovers the secrets on how to make the perfect burger with Chef Laurent Tourondel from LT burger, who also shares his recipes for delicious burger toppings, pickle mayo and guacamole. Then salad and fries get a makeover with delicious Buttermilk Ranch Dressing With Bibb Lettuce and Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Then it's time to answer questions on burger joint food in Ask Ina. 

  • Buon Appetito

    Season 5 -

    Ina's on an Italian adventure. Classic bolognese gets an easy makeover with fast to prepare and cook Weeknight Bolognese. Then it's a Tuscan classic Roasted Sausage and Grapes with renowned chef Johanne Kileen from Il Forno. Then, it's everything you need to know about Parmesan plus two easy canapes -- delicious Parmesan Crisps and elegant Parmesan Shards, perfect with drinks. Lastly, it's all things Italian in Ask Ina. 

  • Flour Power

    Season 5 -

    Ina unleashes flour power and reveals her bread secrets. There's Honey White Bread, the perfect basic loaf everyone needs in their repertoire plus tips from master baker Amy Scherber from Amy's Bread in New York. Then, the humble sandwich reaches new heights in an incredible open Tuna and Hummus Sandwich. Finally, Ina gets creative with crumbs and creates delicious Mussels With Basil Breadcrumbs. And it's all you need to know on bread and baking in Ask Ina.

  • How the Cookie Crumbles

    Season 5 -

    It's time to find out how the cookie crumbles, Barefoot-style, as Ina bakes up a storm in the barn. There's a double delicious treat as Ina makes Chocolate Chunk Blondies and Cookies from the same incredible batter. Then Patti Page, a fabulous friend and baker, is in the barn to give Ina a master class in cute Animal Cookies. And everyone's cookie conundrums are solved In Ask Ina. 

  • Make It Fast

    Season 5 -

    Ina unlocks the secrets of entertaining fast. There's two fantastic main course ideas, Roasted salmon with green herbs and Chicken with shallots, three fast side dishes Roasted tomatoes, Sautéed sugar snap peas and Blanched haricots vert with herbed butter. Then she has drafted in the help of top Interior Designer William Yeoward for a 5 minute table setting and Michael Grimm from Bridgehampton florists for a 5 minute flower arrangement. Then its fast all the way in Ask Ina. 

  • Market Day

    Season 5 -

    Inspired by local food producers Ina is creating delicious recipes celebrating the incredible ingredients she can find right on her doorstep. First using Long Island honey there's Honey Vanilla Pound Cake, and then cheese from award winning Mecox Diary is the star in Mache With Warm Brie and Apples. And ideas to preserve flavor, homemade Vanilla Extract, raspberry vodka and Garlic and Lemon Oil inspired by local company East End Foodies. Local ingredients and seasonal produce get tackled in Ask Ina.

  • Postcards from Paris

    Season 5 -

    Inspired by foodie haunts visited in Paris, Ina has a day of eating French. From the French bistros there's French Country Omelet for breakfast, Veal Chops With Roquefort Butter and delicious Potato Basil Puree. Jeffrey is sent on a mission for French bread and dessert. Then French gets an easy makeover in Ask Ina. 

  • Summertime Easy

    Season 5 -

    It's a day of sunshine food at the barn. There's delicious roasted shrimp with feta in exchange for an ice cream master class from friend and creamery owner Rori Trovata. Together they mix up salted caramel ice cream. Then it's Summer Garden Pasta for dinner with Jeffrey and everyone's summer questions answered in Ask Ina. 

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.

Season 1

  • Cook Like a Pro: Thanksgiving Sides

    Season 1 - October 13, 2019

    Ina Garten's favourite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the side dishes, and she's leaving no vegetable unturned for side dishes that will steal the spotlight at the big feast. There's everything from Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding with Homemade Gravy and Cranberry Fruit Conserve to Haricots Verts with Dill and Hazelnuts. Then she shares tasty ideas for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Bacon, plus Celery Root and Apple Puree. Ina starts with Classic Mashed Potatoes and takes them in three new directions: Truffled Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. In the oven, a colorful Roasted Beet, Butternut Squash and Apple Salad bakes along with a make-ahead Root Vegetable Gratin. There are even some cool, side-inspired table setting ideas. Ina also asks friends to reveal their must-have Thanksgiving sides. For Nigella Lawson, its Red Cabbage with Pomegranate, and Chef Marcus Samuelsson has to have his Killer Collards. Ina's biggest fan, actress Jennifer Garner, makes her grandmother Exie Mae Garner's Sweet Potato Casserole in an episode of her "Pretend Cooking Show" shot especially for Ina.

  • Barefoot Contessa in Paris Part Deux

    Season 1 -

    It's all about Americans in Paris as Ina Garten hits the French capital, visiting some of the city's finest restaurants helmed by American chefs. She begins by making pear clafoutis with Chicago-born Daniel Rose at his incredible restaurant Spring, then learns the secrets of Boston-bred Braden Perkins' sea bream ceviche at his place, Ellsworth. Next, she's making American classics – lobster rolls with a French twist with Gregory Marchand of Frenchie to Go and whiskey sours at the bar of the iconic Le Meurice hotel. Then, Ina whips up delicious pastrami tartines at Poilane Bakery and throws Jeffrey a surprise birthday party with a boat trip down the River Seine.

  • Barefoot Classics

    Season 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

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

    Season 1 -

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

    Season 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

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

    Season 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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 1 -

    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.