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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 March 23 - March 29
Monday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Birthday Boat Party
  •  Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Hot Smoked Salmon Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Fresh Dill Sauce Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Dinner in Napa
It’s a tale of two Napa dinners: first, a casual alfresco meal with Jeffrey – on the menu are Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad, and Raspberry Crumble Bars. It’s Barefoot with a California twist. Along the way, Ina’s learning the salad secrets of some of San Francisco’s coolest chefs, and there’s a trip down memory lane to a Napa gourmet grocer. Then dinner out is with none other than the fabulous Michael Chiarello, one of the culinary kings of Napa, who’s cooking his incredible harvest dish Chicken a la Vendemmia with grapes picked from his vineyard.
  •  Chicken a La Vendemmia
  •  Israeli Couscous & Tuna Salad Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Raspberry Crumble Bars Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Monday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Cocktail Hour
It’s back to basics on cocktail parties. Ina is writing a plan and showing her friend Jack how to throw the perfect foolproof cocktail party. There are both appetizers to buy - olives & marcona almonds and Salami and hot house cucumbers and appetizers to make - delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Blue Cheese and Walnut Crackers, and Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry.
  •  Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry
  •  Blue Cheese & Walnut Crackers


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


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Herb Hall of Fame
It’s back to basics on ramping up flavor with herbs. Ina makes Chive Risotto Cakes, Pasta with Pecorino, and Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup- using simple herb tricks to turn up the volume. She also visits some nearby gardens for herb inspiration.
  •  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


Tuesday, 4:30PM/3:30c - Pack and Go Party
  •  Pita Stuffed with Tabbouleh & Feta
  •  Roasted Shrimp Salad
  •  Ultimate Ginger Cookie Barefoot Contessa at Home


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


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Modern Comfort
Ina cooks up comfort classics - with a modern twist - such as French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. Plus, New York caterer Mary Giuliani stops by to show Ina how to make her famous Miniature Grilled Cheese Sandwich Canapés. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining.
  •  French Toast Bread Pudding Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Mary's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  •  Seafood Potpie


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Long Island Food
  •  Beef and Horseradish Sauce Sandwich
  •  Montauk Seafood Salad Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Plum Raspberry Crumble Barefoot in Paris


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


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Weekend Lunch
One weekend, two easy elegant lunches. First, Ina makes Warm Duck Salad followed by Blueberry Crumb Cake, and the following day, Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash and Chocolate Sorbet.
  •  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


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Italian for Beginners
Ina’s Italian friend is coming to dinner and she’s making an Italian feast. Tuscan White Bean Soup, Herbed Roast Leg of Lamb, Roasted Fennel and Summer Fruits with Vanilla Mascarpone. This is Italian food made simply with lots of flavor.
  •  Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Mascarpone
  •  Herb-Roasted Lamb Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Roasted Fennel with Parmesan
  •  Rosemary White Bean Soup The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


Friday, 1:30pm/12:30c - Kids in the Candy Store
Everyone thinks that candy and kid's party food is just for children... Not true! Everone loves it and it’s perfect for entertaining grown ups and children at the same time. That’s exactly what Ina’s going to do when her friends come over with their kids. Chocolate Truffles for the grown ups, Fruit Juice Shapes for the kids, Caramel Sauce and lots of candies for Ice Cream Sundaes that the guests get to concoct themselves. Of course a meal can’t just be candy and desserts, can it? For the main course Ina prepares Parmesan Chicken and Lemon Broccoli.
  •  Parmesan Chicken Sticks Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Mac & Cheese Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Broccoli and Bow Ties Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Caramel Sauce
  •  Fruit Juice Shapes Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Chocolate Truffles


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Easy as Pie
  •  Perfect Pie Crusts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  •  Fresh Blueberry Pie
  •  Raspberry Corn Muffins The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook