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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 January 26 - February 1
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Potluck Party
  •  Wheatberry & Farro Salad
  •  Lemon Chicken with Broccoli & Bow Ties
  •  Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday, 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
  •  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


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


Tuesday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Going Local
  •  Roasted Eggplant Caponata Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Caesar Roasted Fish
  •  Sauteed Broccolini and Garlic
  •  Fresh Peach Cake Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Toasted Pita Triangles


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Afternoon Tea to Go
  •  Daisy Shortbread Cookies
  •  Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Orange Curd
  •  Red Velvet Cupcakes Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?


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 - 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


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Perfect Day in East Hampton
  •  Winter Minestrone Soup & Garlic Bruschetta Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Striped Bass and Preserved Lemon Dressing with Grilled Carrots
  •  Preserved Lemon Dressing
  •  Grilled Carrots
  •  Strawberry Muffins


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Girl's Day Off
  •  Sour Cream Coffee Cake Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Sunrise Smoothies Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Grilled Peaches with Amaretto


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Brunch Bunch
Ina is working on an article about brunch and calls in the help of a few brunch expert friends. While local florist Michael Grimm creates a flower display to go on the brunch table set and photographed by Miguel Florres, Ina is busy in the kitchen whipping up Baked Blintzes with Blueberry Sauce, Apricot Butter, Roasted Hazelnut Granola and a Fruit Platter.
  •  Apricot Butter
  •  Baked Blintzes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Fruit Platter
  •  Roasted Hazelnut Granola


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - 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