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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 April 14 - April 20
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Shake It Up
  •  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


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - 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


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Weekend Lunch
  •  Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Warm Duck Salad Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Chocolate Sorbet Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Blueberry Crumb Cake Barefoot Contessa at Home


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


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Old New York
  •  Baked Sweet Potato "Fries" Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Coffee Granita
  •  E.A.T. Tomato Salad
  •  New York Strip Steak with Lobel's Spice Rub


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Herb Hall of Fame
  •  Chive Risotto Cakes Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Just Candy
  •  Homemade Marshmallows Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  White Chocolate Bark Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Winter Squash Soup Barefoot in Paris


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Flour Power
Ina unleashes flour power and revels her bread secrets. First 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 NYC. Then the humble sandwich reaches new heights in an incredible open Tuna and Hummus Sandwich and Ina gets creative with crumbs when she creates her delicious Mussels and Basil Breadcrumbs. And finally, it's all you need to know on bread and baking in "Ask Ina."
  •  Croissant Bread Pudding The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Honey White Bread Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Mussels and Basil Bread Crumbs Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Panettone Bread Pudding
  •  Tuna and Hummus Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Hummus Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Blueprint Lunch
A thank-you lunch for the architects who helped Ina build her new kitchen and turned her dream workspace into a reality. With Miguel setting the table, fun iced shortbread cookies, cool California Iced Tea, elegant Grapefruit and Avocado Salad and Easy Lobster Paella.
  •  Avocado and Grapefruit Salad Barefoot in Paris
  •  Easy Lobster Paella Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Shortbread Hammer Cookies
  •  California Iced Tea


Thursday, 12:30/11:30c - Cocktail Hour
  •  Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry
  •  Blue Cheese & Walnut Crackers


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Easy French
  •  Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Easy Sole Meuniere Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  French Apple Tart Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Friday Night Dinner
Ina is making a special Friday dinner for Jeffrey’s return from working away all week. It’s traditional Jewish food but with a modern twist - like Chopped Liver, made with Madeira wine and served pate style on Matzos, Brisket made with a heap of vegetables, spinach sautéed in garlic, and one of Jeffrey’s favorite sweet treats- Rugelach.
  •  Chopped Liver Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Brisket with Carrots and Onions Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Garlic Sauteed Spinach Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Rugelach Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Friday, 12:30pm/11:30c - The Magic Factor
  •  Easy Cheese Danish Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
  •  Chicken Salad Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa at Home


Sunday 7:30am/6:30c - The Adventure Begins
  •  Baked Goat Cheese
  •  Chicken with Wild Mushrooms Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Green Beans Gremolata Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Green Salad & Napa Wine Vinaigrette
  •  Grilled Pork Chops