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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 May 2 - May 8
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Cooking for a Crowd
It’s back to basics on cooking for a crowd as Ina throws a party for theatrical friends. She’s sharing her party rules and know-how to demonstrate how to throw big bashes-- completely stress free. On the menu are Lobster Corn Chowder, then Marmalade Baked Ham and Fruitcake Cookies. (Guests: Cast of Young Frankenstein & Susan Stroman)
  •  Lobster Corn Chowder Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Orange Baked Ham
  •  Dried Fruit Cookies


Monday, 3:30pm/2:30c - 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, 1:30pm/12:30c - High Wire Egg Dishes
Chef Terry Harwood of Vine Street Café (Vine Street Cafe) gives Ina an omelet master class!
  •  Fines Herbs Omelet
  •  Hard Boiled Eggs
  •  Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise
  •  Spinach & Cheddar Souffle


Tuesday, 3:30pm/2:30c - Welcome to Town
Ina helps the newest member of the Barefoot Contessa team throw a housewarming party in her new East Hampton cottage. While Lidey shops around town in preparation for the party, Ina puts together a fabulous buffet of Corn and Avocado Salad, Tequila Citrus Chicken, Roasted Vegetables, with cheese and dessert from two of Ina's favorite local shops.
  •  Corn and Avacado Salad
  •  Country Dessert Platter
  •  Roasted Summer Vegetables Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Tequila Citrus Chicken


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Say Cheese
Ina’s shaking up her top five everyday cheeses and experimenting with new ideas that really think outside the box. Goat Cheese and Parmesan get baked in a mouth-watering Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart, cream cheese gets a savory makeover in Coeur a la Crème doused in chutney, Brie gets baked on a stylish cheese board, and blue cheese plays the starring role roasted with pears and baked in a port sauce... and Jeffrey has the enviable task of being chief cheese taster!
  •  Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Savory Coeur a la Creme
  •  Baked Brie
  •  Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Wednesday, 3:30pm/2:30c - Beach BBQ
Fire up the grill this is back to basics on beach BBQs. Getting back to basics is all about simplicity, flavor and informality and nothing illustrates this better than a good old-fashioned beach BBQ. Ina is meeting her friends Michael and Jim at the beach they’re firing up the grill and setting the scene and she’s bringing the food – Grilled Clams with Basil Breadcrumbs, Niman Ranch Burgers, Caramelized Onions and Chocolate Smors.
  •  Niman Ranch Burgers Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Grilled Clams with Basil
  •  Chocolate S'mores


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Birthday Parties
It's back to basics on birthday celebrations. It's Jeffrey's birthday and Ina is making him a fantastic nostalgic dinner complete with Matzo Balls, Chicken Soup, Filet of Beef with Gorgonzola Sauce, Stuffed Cabbage and a Cookie Glaze, and it can all be made in advance. Plus she's answering everyone's birthday dilemmas in Ask Ina. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/barefoot-contessa/300-series/birthday-parties.html?oc=linkback
  •  Chicken Soup Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Matzo Balls Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Stuffed Cabbage Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Filet of Beef Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Gorgonzola Sauce Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Thursday, 3:30pm/2:30c - Pooch Party
Even man’s best friend deserves a treat on his birthday and sinceit’s Ina’s friend's dog's special day, she decides to throw a party for her favorite pooch and his mistress at the beach. There’ll be a beach BBQ for the dog owners with Chicken Sausages, Homemade Relish, Potato Salad, Sea Breeze Cocktails at sundown and a fabulous Birthday Sheet Cake!
  •  Birthday Sheet Cake Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Potato Salad
  •  Sauteed Onions and Peppers
  •  Sea Breeze Cocktail


Sunday, 7:00am/6:00c - Italian Old and New
Ina’s taking an Italian trip and cooking up classics and new takes on her favorite Italian dishes. There are delicious Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto and a family Italian dish with her friend Antonia. Plus, Ina has some easy Italian dessert ideas using Italian wine and liqueurs. Then it’s a trip around Italy in Ask Ina!
  •  Roasted Peppers
  •  Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Antonia's Pasta Alle Melenzana (Eggplant Pasta)
  •  Three Italian Desserts


Sunday 7:30am/6:30c - Baby's First Bash
Ina makes dinner to celebrate the arrival of her friend's newborn son. There's a delicious nursery food menu and an incredible setting to match. There's Truffled Popcorn with drinks followed by Spicy Turkey Meatballs, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and S'mores around the fire pit. The whole meal is served outside under incredible garden lights designed by Ina's friend Greg Yale, who is transforming the garden into a fantastic lighting grotto for the occasion.
  •  S'mores
  •  Spicy Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Truffled Popcorn Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?