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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 September 15 - September 21
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - 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


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Comfort Classics Closeup
It’s back to basics on classic comfort food. Ina is preparing an article about making over brunch and lunch favorites - who better to take the photographs than her friend Miguel? First, an incredible platter of Bagels with Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad served with a pitcher of spicy Virgin Marys. Then, for the lunchtime shoot, Roasted Potato Leek soup with crispy shallots and Herb Garlic Bread.
  •  Herb Garlic Bread
  •  Bagels with Smoked Salmon & Whitefish Salad Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Roasted Potato Leek Soup Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Virgin Marys


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Dinner and a Movie
Ina has invited her poker buddies over for dinner and a movie. She plans on showing them a French movie, and serving a French-inspired meal to go with it. Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic should do the trick- along with Moroccan Couscous and a fabulous Ice Cream Bombe to finish, all washed down with Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas. But will they watch the film or will poker prevail?
  •  Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas
  •  Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic Barefoot in Paris
  •  Moroccan Couscous Barefoot in Paris
  •  Ice Cream Bombe Barefoot in Paris


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


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Chicken 101
It’s back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two great chicken shortcuts- Rotisserie Chicken with Satay Dip and Chicken, and Chicken BLT sandwiches Russian dressing. Then, it's all chicken in Ask Ina.
  •  CBLT
  •  Curried Chicken Salad Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Engagement Roast Chicken
  •  Rotisserie Chicken with Satay Sauce


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Mystery Guest
Ina’s broadway producer friend Susan is coming to dinner and bringing a mystery guest (Mel Brooks!) so Ina’s conjuring up a dazzling dinner of Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup and Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Vinaigrette, followed by Stilton, Pears and Sauternes. Guaranteed to wow any guest!!
  •  Blini with Smoked Salmon Barefoot in Paris
  •  Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Parmesan Chicken Barefoot Contessa Family Style


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Sweet Charity
Going, going gone! Lunch with Ina is up for auction. The winning bidders can look forward to a delicious lunch of Chilled Cucumber Soup with a salad of Shrimp, Lobster and Shells, and Eton Mess for dessert. 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.
  •  Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Lobster and Shells Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Eton Mess Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Perfect French Dinner Party
Inspired by her trips to France, Ina creates the perfect French dinner party. There’s an incredible slow cooked lamb inspired by a dish her friend Barbara Liberman tasted in Provence. Plus fantastic tips on how to create the perfect French dinner party setting. Then, Ina is in the hot seat sharing her French cooking secrets and techniques in Ask Ina
  •  4-Hour Lamb
  •  Provencal French Beans


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Rehearsal Dinner
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 Dressing, Vegetable Coleslaw, and Guacamole to pair up with local takeout specialities.
  •  Chunky Blue Cheese and Yogurt Dip Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Guacamole The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Tarragon Potato Salad Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Vegetable Coleslaw The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Shake It Up
It’s cocktail time. Ina is preparing three incredible easy canapés that are special enough for the holidays but easy enough to make all year round. There’s Fresh Salmon Tartare, Soppressata and Cheese in Puff Pastry and Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts. Plus, America’s top mixologist Brian Van Flandern is challenged to create two incredible cocktails, one modern and one vintage, to match the menu. Finally, it's all about cocktails and canapés in Ask Ina.
  •  Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Fresh Salmon Tartare Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Soppressata and Cheese in Puff Pastry Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Hemingway Daiquiri
  •  The Barefoot Contessa


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - The Magic Factor
It’s a day of kitchen chemistry for Ina as she tests recipes with and without the magic ingredient that really unlocks the flavor of a dish. First, lemon zest in Easy Cheese Danish, then salt and vinegar add their magic to Chicken Salad Sandwiches and finally, Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with and without coffee.
  •  Easy Cheese Danish Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
  •  Chicken Salad Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa at Home


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


Friday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Shore Thing
It’s quality time for Ina and Jeffrey,who are heading harbor side to eat Californian BLT’s and buy scallops for a fabulous supper of Provencal Scallops with Basmati Rice, followed Pana Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries.
  •  California BLT's Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Herbed Basmati Rice Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Scallops Provencal Barefoot in Paris
  •  Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries Barefoot Contessa at Home


Sunday 7:30am/6:30c - Restaurant Rules
This is a collection of restaurant inspired dishes to cook at home. Great ideas, shortcuts on how to dine out at home. Ina will be cooking with Frank Pellegrino from the famous Rao's Restaurant and getting insider information from the best kitchen's in America.
  •  Peas with Prosciutto
  •  Prosciutto Roasted Bass with Autumn Vegetables Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Rao's Famous Lemon Chicken
  •  Skillet Brownies
  •  Flavored Olive Oil


Sunday 10:00a.m./9:00c - Cocktails for a Crowd
Ina's serving up cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the garden for the East Hampton Historical Society. There's decadent Caramelized Bacon, Marcona Almonds with Sea Salt, Potato Basil Frittata Squares, and Roasted Shrimp Cocktail....with plenty of Champagne Cocktails to wash everything down.
  •  Caramelized Bacon Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Champagne Cocktails
  •  Marcona Almonds with Sea Salt
  •  Potato Basil Frittata Squares
  •  Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Green Goddess Dressing