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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 July 27 - August 2
Monday 1:30pm/12:30c - Cocktails & Cookies
  •  Blood Orange Cosmos
  •  Breakfast Ricotta with Berries & Maple Syrup
  •  Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Fresh Homemade Ricotta
  •  Whole Wheat & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits


Monday 4:00p.m./3:00c - Potluck Party
  •  Wheatberry & Farro Salad
  •  Lemon Chicken with Broccoli & Bow Ties
  •  Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


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


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Drill Dinner
  •  Scott Elley's Sloppy Joes
  •  Stilton Dressing
  •  Caramel Pecan Sundaes Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Rich Beef Barley Soup Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Game Plan
Ina's got the low-down on how to pull off a perfect dinner party. From creating a time-line, sharing cheats and shortcuts, to cooking up easy, delicious dishes, this is effortless entertaining at its very best.
  •  Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef & Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Truffled Mashed Potatoes Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Chili Tortilla Chips Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Fired Up
It’s back to basics on grilling. Ina’s experimenting with new and inventive ways to use the grill, which goes way beyond hot dogs and hamburgers. First Fettunta, which is melted mozzarella and prosciutto on grilled bread that’s baked in the grill. Then Ina takes grilled chicken to a whole new level with a delicious Tuscan Lemon Chicken.And finally, even salad gets the grill-treatment - Panzanella like you’ve never tasted before.
  •  Fettunta with Prosciutto
  •  Grilled Panzanella
  •  Tuscan Lemon Chicken Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Wednesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Library Inaugural Drinks
  •  Fig & Fennel Caponata Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Antipasto Platter
  •  Bruschetta


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Afternoon Tea to Go
Ina’s making a classic English teatime spread for her friend Beth, who’s opening a new flower shop in Amagansett. On the menu: Red Velvet Cupcakes with creamy vanilla frosting, Daisy Shortbread Cookies and Orange Curd with Long Stemmed Strawberries. Beth’s a florist, and she’s going to do what she does best: arrange gorgeous bouquets of flowers to surround the food and create a fabulous tea table. Then all answers to afternoon tea questions are served in Ask Ina.
  •  Daisy Shortbread Cookies
  •  Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Orange Curd
  •  Red Velvet Cupcakes Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - All Aboard
Ina prepares a delicious moveable feast to eat harbor side on a friend’s boat. To start she makes Rum Daiquiris served with Roasted Eggplant Dip followed by a Roasted Shrimp and Orzo Salad. And for dessert, a show stopping Coconut Cake.
  •  Roasted Shrimp & Orzo Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Coconut Cake Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Roasted Eggplant Dip
  •  Fresh Lime Daiquiri


Thursday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Get Grilling
Chef Joe Realmuto from Townline BBQ, 631 537 2271, shares his recipe for BBQ sauce over skirt steak
  •  Barefoot Carrot Salad Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
  •  Indonesian Grilled Swordfish Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Townline BBQ Sauce
  •  Skirt Steak


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Perfect Day in East Hampton
It's Ina's idea of a perfect day: while Jeffrey runs on the beach, she whips up strawberry muffins and coffee for their breakfast. Then there's a treat in store: she's heading to local restaurant South Fork Kitchen to cook with chef Joe Isidori, then it's back to the barn for a comforting soup dinner with Jeffrey. The perfect end to the perfect day.
  •  Winter Minestrone Soup & Garlic Bruschetta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Striped Bass and Preserved Lemon Dressing with Grilled Carrots
  •  Preserved Lemon Dressing
  •  Grilled Carrots
  •  Strawberry Muffins


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Going, Going, Gone
Ina’s gone under the hammer and been won at The East Hampton Group for the South Fork Annual benefit. The auction prize is a Barefoot Contessa Lunch made by Ina herself. She makes a light feast using local ingredients for two devotees - Crunchy Noodle Salad, Asian Grilled Salmon and for dessert Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce.
  •  Eli's Asian Salmon Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Crunchy Noodle Salad
  •  Lemon Yogurt Cake Barefoot Contessa at Home
  •  Blueberry Sauce


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Breakfast Party
It’s back to basics on breakfast. Ina gives us the low-down on how to throw the perfect breakfast party and persuades a friend that this is the way forward for easy entertaining. She has a plan and a perfect menu. There’s make ahead Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits and home made Strawberry Jam, a fun cocktail called Juice of a Few Flowers and Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Green Herbs. (Guest : Stephen Drucker Editor House Beautiful)
  •  Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Easy Strawberry Jam Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Slow-Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Green Herbs
  •  Juice of a Few Flowers Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Best of Barefoot Cheese
  •  Baked Brie
  •  Baked Fontina Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Endive & Gorgonzola
  •  Parmesan Crisps Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Spinach & Cheddar Souffle
  •  Straw & Hay with Gorgonzola Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Ultimate Grilled Cheese Barefoot Contessa Foolproof