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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 25 - May 31
Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Postcards from Paris
Inspired by foodie haunts visited in Paris, Ina has a day of eating French. From the French bistros there's Country French Omelette for breakfast, Veal Chops with Roquefort Butter and delicious Potato Basil Puree. Jeffrey is send on a mission for French bread and dessert. Then French gets an easy makeover in Ask Ina.
  •  Country French Omelet Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Double Hot Chocolate
  •  Potato Basil Puree Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Veal Chops with Roquefort Butter Barefoot in Paris


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Outdoor Entertaining
It’s back to basics on outdoor entertaining. For lunch, Capelllini with Tomatoes and Basil using ingredients from the garden. Plus a perfect tea party menu for a garden tour party with includes Raisin Pecan and Oatmeal Cookies and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches. Ina is then tackling everyone’s outdoor entertaining questions in Ask Ina.
  •  Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - The Flame Game
Ina’s card shark friends are coming over to play bridge, but this time Ina is shaking things up with a pre-game BBQ. This episode is back to basics on playing with fire, as Ina turns up the volume on real barbeque classics.
  •  Confetti Corn Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Creamy Cucumber Salad Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Pomegranate Cosmopolitans Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Sliders


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Perfect Pasta
It’s back to basics on pasta. Ina's got new ideas for pasta dishes that are quick and easy-- and perfect for both family and company.
  •  Pesto Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Lobster Mac & Cheese
  •  Tomato Feta Pasta Salad
  •  Marinara Sauce


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - 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


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Beach Volleyball Picnic
Ina is planning to watch Cassandra and her team play volleyball at the beach. So she’s making an energy packed half time snack of peanut butter and jelly bars for the players and a sandproof portable lunch of curried chicken wraps and fresh panzanella salad for the spectators – her and Cassandra’s mother Barbara.
  •  Curried Chicken Wraps
  •  Panzanella Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars Barefoot Contessa at Home


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - 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


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Best of Barefoot Grilling
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!
  •  Breakfast Hot Dogs
  •  Confetti Corn Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Grilled Panzanella
  •  Grilled Corn on the Cob
  •  Indonesian Grilled Swordfish Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Sliders
  •  Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese
  •  Tuscan Lemon Chicken Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Summer Beach BBQ
A scorching day in the Hamptons means only one thing, a beach BBQ. In this show Ina makes delicious portable picnic food - BBQ Chicken cooked at the beach, Schezuan Noodles, Broccoli and Garlic, and S'mores assembled and melted over the grill. Summer has arrived and has so has the season for ice cream - Ina creates three ice cream toppings perfect for a summer day.
  •  Barbecued Chicken The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Broccoli with Garlic & Soy Sauce
  •  Szechuan Noodles The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Affogato


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Bouquets and BBQs
  •  Easy Gazpacho & Goat Cheese Croutons Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Mustard-Marinated Flank Steak Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Sicilian Grilled Swordfish Barefoot Contessa Foolproof