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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 December 15 - December 21
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Perfect Holiday Dinner
  •  Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato
  •  Roasted Parsnips and Carrots Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Plain Pound Cake
  •  Cognac Cream
  •  Red Berry Trifle


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 - 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


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Jeffrey's Birthday Popup
Ina surprises Jeffrey with a birthday lunch at a surprise location, the historic building ‘Home Sweet Home”. There’s a Greek platter with Spinach Pie, Hummus, olives, feta and Stuffed Grape Leaves. And, instead of birthday cake- individual Raspberry Orange Trifles!
  •  Hummus The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Orange Cream Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Orange Pound Cake Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Raspberry Orange Trifle Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Spinach Pie The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Greek Platter


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Back to Brooklyn
  •  Clams, Chilies, & Parsley Pizza
  •  Homemade Applesauce The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Potato Latkes
  •  New York Egg Cream Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Smoked Salmon and Herb Cream Cheese Bagels


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Dinner Date
  •  Crab Strudel
  •  Orange Fennel Salad
  •  Maple Baked Beans Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Perfect Poached Fruit Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Buon Appetito
Ina’s on an Italian adventure. First, Classic bolognaise gets an easy makeover with a quick Weeknight Bolognaise. Then it’s a Tuscan classic, Roasted Sausage and Grapes with renowned chef Johanne Kileen from Il Forno. Finally, it’s everything you need to know about Parmesan plus two easy Canapés delicious Parmesan Crisps and elegant Parmesan Shards, perfect with drinks. And the day wouldn't be complete without "Ask Ina," where she tackles questions on all things Italian.
  •  Parmesan Crisps
  •  Roasted Sausage and Grapes
  •  Spring Green Risotto Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Weeknight Bolognese Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Barefoot in London
  •  Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Ploughman's Lunch
  •  Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  •  Bangers and Mash
  •  White Chocolate Lollipops
  •  Holiday Sticky Buns
  •  Lomo Ham and Fig Platter
  •  Soft Hard Boiled Eggs
  •  English Bacon Sandwiches
  •  Toasted Pita Chips


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


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - While You Were Out
Ina’s 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 is Panko Crusted Salmon, Warm French Lentils, an All American Cheeseboard and Chicken Noodle Soup for Miguel’s journey back to the city.
  •  All American Cheese Board
  •  Chicken Noodle Soup Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Chicken Stock Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Panko-Crusted Salmon Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Warm French Lentils Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - 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


Friday, 12:00pm/11:00c - Barefoot in London
  •  Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Ploughman's Lunch
  •  Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  •  Bangers and Mash
  •  White Chocolate Lollipops
  •  Holiday Sticky Buns
  •  Lomo Ham and Fig Platter
  •  Soft Hard Boiled Eggs
  •  English Bacon Sandwiches
  •  Toasted Pita Chips


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Holiday Surprise
  •  Cherry, Almond and Cinnamon Granola
  •  Cranberry Harves Muffins The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Hazelnut Truffles
  •  Holiday Hot Chocolate


Sunday 10:00a.m./9:00c - Festive Fun
  •  French Chocolate Bark
  •  Pumpkin Mousse
  •  Seafood Gratin Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Mulled Wine