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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 August 24 - August 30
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - 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, 1:30pm/12:30c - Barefoot Bistro
  •  Apricot Butter
  •  Apple Tarts
  •  Cinnamon Honey Butter Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Chicken Liver Mousse Mirabelle
  •  French Mussel Bisque Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Herb Butter
  •  Lemon Butter
  •  Roquefort Butter


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Birthday Surprise
  •  Italian Seafood Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  German Chocolate Cupcakes Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Good Home Cooking
Ina’s friend’s daughter is studying really hard at college, so she invites her and her two lovely friends to her home for some fabulous home cooked food.
  •  Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Fresh Fruit Platter The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Gravlax with Mustard Sauce Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Orange Banana Smoothie


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Make it Fast
Ina unlocks the secrets of entertaining when time is of the essence. She gives two great ideas for quick main courses, Roasted Salmon with Herbs and Chicken with Shallots, and three fast side dishes – Roasted Tomatoes, Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas and Blanched Haricots Verts with Herbed Butter. Then she calls in the help of top interior designer William Yeoward for a 5 minute table setting and Michael Grimm from Bridgehampton florists for a 5 minute flower arrangement. Then it's a lightning round of Ask Ina!
  •  Chicken with Shallots Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Haricots Verts with Herb Butter
  •  Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
  •  Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas
  •  Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - The Big Chill
Its back to basics on the big chill - in other words, great make-ahead food. Ina is stocking her friends up after their trip away with incredible fridge friendly food. There’s everyone’s favurite comfort food with the volume turned up - Truffled Mac and Cheese -and for desser,t a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Then for breakfast, Cinnamon Honey Butter to serve on warm toast. Who wouldn’t want to come home to that? Ina's friend Michael helps set up the house so everything is ready for a back to basics, happy welcome home.
  •  Cinnamon Honey Butter Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Fresh Lemon Mousse Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Truffle Mac & Cheese


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - 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!


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


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Local Food Heroes
Ina cooks an assortment of recipes using local produce and products from some of the many wonderful farms and businesses in the Hamptons, including Quail Hill Farm, Blue Duck Bakery, Amagansett Sea Salt Company, and Montauk Micro Brewery.
  •  Salted Caramel Brownies Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Salmon & Guacamole Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Tale of Two Soups
Soup shouldn’t be confined to a starter – it’s a one-pot wonder that makes for a comforting, hearty meal that can be made in advance. Ina’s testing two of her favorites, so when her good friend Frank tells her he has some friends in town, Ina decides to take the pressure off and take the two soups over to his place for dinner – she gets to road test her recipes and he gets a delicious hot dinner.
  •  Chive Biscuits Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Lentil Sausage Soup Barefoot in Paris
  •  Seafood Stew Barefoot in Paris


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Italian Restaurant Food
It’s back to basics of Italian restaurant food at home. Joe Realmuto, executive chef of local Italian restaurant Nick and Toni's, shares his famous recipe for Penne alla Vecchia Bettola. Meanwhile, Ina makes a Italian classic dessert with the volume turned up- Rum Raisin Tiramisu- and a gorgeous no cook Italian anti pasti platter. Then Ina answers everyone’s Italian questions in Ask Ina.
  •  Rum Raisin Tiramisu
  •  Nick & Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola


Sunday 8:00am/7:00c - Cooking with Michael Symon
  •  Easy Tzatziki with Feta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Smoked Pork Ribs
  •  Spicy Hummus
  •  Toasted Pita Triangles