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Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten knows how to entertain with simplicity, style and fun. Visit with Ina at home in the sumptuous Hamptons of New York to discover her shortcuts and strategies for make-ahead menus, fabulous food and memorable parties.


About Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten knows how to entertain with simplicity, style and fun. Visit with Ina at home in the sumptuous Hamptons of New York to discover her shortcuts and strategies for make-ahead menus, fabulous food and memorable parties.

TV Show Information

Year of Release: 2002
Country: us
Last Updated: Tuesday 23 April, 2019
Minutes per Episode: 25
Genre: documentary / home-and-garden
Rating: 9/10
Season(s): 20
Network: Food Network
TV Show Status: returning series
Releasing Episodes: Sunday on 11:30
Likes: 6

Episode Overview

Season: 2
Episode: 13 - Back to School
Released: 10 January 2004
Description: What’s the secret to a good marriage? Love, laughter and understanding and lots of home cooked meals. Ina’s husband Jeffrey is back to work, back to Yale for the week and she’s preparing a delicious food that will travel well and still taste good when it reaches Connecticut such as butternut squash and apple soup and sesame chicken salad. All this and a romantic breakfast of banana sour cream pancakes with maple syrup and crispy bacon before he leaves – it guarantees that Jeffrey will return home as quickly as possible. Read more at:
Season: 3
Episode: 2 - Wedding Anniversary
Released: 19 June 2004
Description: Ina Garten celebrates her 35th wedding anniversary with her husband Jeffrey at their home in the Hamptons with a nostalgic meal updated to present day. Read more at:
Season: 4
Season: 5
Season: 6
Episode: 10 - Rehearsal Dinner
Released: 10 June 2006
Description: Catering an event is all about making wise menu choices. Ina helps her friend's daughter who is getting married to choose a delicious dessert for the rehearsal dinner. There are two desserts to choose from and two different table decorations constructed by Miguel. Its a delicious choice between Baba au Rhum and Il Flottante. Read more at:
Season: 7
Season: 8
Season: 9
Season: 10
Episode: 1 - Festive Fun
Released: 01 December 2007
Season: 11
Episode: 11 - Pot Luck Dinner
Released: 17 January 2009
Description: The cook creates short ribs and cheddar dill corn bread for a pot luck party
Episode: 5 - Thanksgiving Countdown
Released: 15 November 2008
Description: Herb roasted turkey breast; sausage and herb stuffing; homemade gravy; celery root and apple puree.
Episode: 7 - Breakfast Party
Released: 29 November 2008
Description: Buttermilk cheddar biscuits; strawberry jam; soft herbed scrambled eggs.
Season: 12
Episode: 10 - Comfort Classics Closeup
Released: 11 April 2009
Description: Updating comfort-food classics, including roasted-potato-and-leek soup, herb garlic bread and bagels with smoked-salmon-and-whitefish salad.
Episode: 12 - The Flame Game
Released: 25 July 2009
Description: Italian meatball hamburgers are served, along with cucumber salad, confetti corn and chocolate cake with ice-cream custard and raspberries.
Episode: 4 - Comfort and Company
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Pot roast and baked potatoes with yogurt-and-sour-cream dressing are served.
Episode: 9 - The Big Chill
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Truffle mac and cheese, fresh lemon mousse and cinnamon-honey butter are made.
Season: 13
Episode: 2 - Thanksgiving 2.0
Released: 14 November 2009
Description: Thanksgiving dishes are prepared, including truffle-butter turkey; sausage-stuffed mushrooms; roasted Brussels sprouts; and turkey hash browns.
Episode: 3 - Keep It Sweet
Released: 21 November 2009
Description: Sweet-and-savory dishes are made.
Episode: 4 - Perfect Holiday Dinner
Released: 28 November 2009
Description: Preparing a holiday meal on a budget.
Episode: 6 - Birthday Breakfast BBQ
Released: 09 January 2010
Description: t's a breakfast party to celebrate the morning after a night before birthday bash. Breakfast on the grill no problem.
Episode: 7 - Chicken 101
Released: 16 January 2010
Description: It's back to basics on chicken. Delicious Roast Chicken, Curried Chicken Salad and two delicious chicken shortcuts, rotisserie chicken with satay dip and Chicken, bacon and lettuce sandwiches with Russian dressing. This is chicken all the way plus Ina is answering everyone's chicken questions in Ask Ina.
Season: 14
Episode: 10 - Thanksgiving Pot Luck
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: A Thanksgiving feast, featuring roasted turkey roulade; homemade gravy; roasted vegetables; cranberry conserve; string beans and gingerbread cupcakes with orange frosting.
Episode: 11 - Perfect Cocktail Party
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina shares her foolproof formula for the perfect cocktail party. There are canapes -- homemade, store bought and assembled, cocktails with the help of cocktail expert and friend Glenn Laughton from Red Bar and tips on setting up a cocktail bar at home. Then it's time for cocktails in Ask Ina when she answers everyone's cocktail party dilemmas. Recipes include Blinis with Creme Fraiche and Smoked Salmon, Turkey Tea Sandwiches, Grilled Lemon Chicken and an Ina-Tini Read more at:
Episode: 12 - Barefoot in London
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Join Ina Garten for a dazzling one-hour holiday special where she explores the London food scene. Then, inspired by her delicious discoveries, she conjures up incredible unmissable holiday meals and parties with a British twist back home in East Hampton. Read more at:
Episode: 4 - Cooking with Rice
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina goes back to basics on cooking with rice and has incredible recipes for sweet and savory rice dishes. From a Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya master class from her friend Amelia Durand to the classic rice pudding with the volume turned up, in Maple Pecan Rice Pudding. Then, Ina tackles everyone's rice problems in Ask Ina. Read more at:
Episode: 6 - International Pasta
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina is travelling the globe and sharing her fantastic international pasta recipes. Her journey starts in Italy with a fantastic Conchiglie al Forno With Mushrooms and Radicchio from her friend, chef and author, Johanne Killeen. Then, there's an incredible Jewish classic sweet and savory pasta dish in her Noodle Kugel, and then last stop, Asia, for a delicious Szechuan Noodles With Chicken and Broccoli pasta salad. Plus she's tackling everyone's pasta problems in Ask Ina. Read more at:
Season: 15
Episode: 5 - Old School Retro Mix
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina Garten provides a modern twist to classic recipes, including meatloaf and smoked salmon devilled eggs
Episode: 9 - Afternoon Tea to Go
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina Garten prepares tea-time treats, including red velvet cupcakes, shortbread cookies and orange curd
Season: 16
Episode: 6 - BC Burger Joint
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Seafood chowder; perfect burger; salad and fries makeover.
Episode: 8 - Post Cards From Paris
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Inspired by foodie haunts visited in Paris, Ina has a day of eating French. From the French bistros there's French Country Omelet for breakfast, Veal Chops With Roquefort Butter and delicious Potato Basil Puree. Jeffrey is sent on a mission for French bread and dessert. Then French gets an easy makeover in Ask Ina Read more at:
Episode: 9 - Just Candy
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Marshmallows and white chocolate bark; winter squash soup; displaying and wrapping candy.
Season: 17
Episode: 5 - Dare to Be Different
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina's making over classic dishes and turning up the volume with new ingredients and cooking methods. By daring to be different Ina transforms dishes with a big flavor payoff. There's Easy Parmesan Risotto, deconstructed Strawberry Shortcakes and a new take on breakfast, Eggs Columbian, a favorite at local cafe and specialty food store Mary's Marvelous. Read more at:
Episode: 6 - Modern Comfort
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: This is all about comfort food as Ina cooks up modern day comfort classics. Helping her is New York caterer Mary Giuliani, famous for her miniature grilled cheese sandwich canapes plus there's French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining. Read more at:
Episode: 8 - Brunch Bunch
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina is working on an article about brunch and calls in the help of team brunch. Local florist Michael Grimm creates a flower display to go on the brunch table set and photographed by Miguel Florres. There's Baked Blintzes With Fresh Blueberry Sauce, Apricot Butter, Roasted Hazelnut Granola and a Fruit Platter. Read more at:
Season: 18
Episode: 3 - Fruit All Ways
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Sweet and savory, this is fruit all the way and anything goes. Ina is pushing the fruit boundaries by shaking up the classics, getting the scoop on fruit desserts like French Nougatine from local Chef Laura Donnelly and finding interesting new ways to cook with fruit, with Wild Rice Salad and Apple Chutney. Read more at:
Episode: 8 - Restaurant Rules
Released: 01 January 1970
Description: Ina Garten shares a collection of restaurant-inspired dishes to cook at home. Ina cooks with Frank Pellegrino for the famous Rao's restaurant and gets insider information from the best kitchens in America. Read more at:
Season: 19
Episode: 2 - Good Stuff
Released: 19 January 2013
Episode: 8 - Game Plan
Released: 23 March 2013
Season: 20
Episode: 1 - Old New York
Released: 29 June 2013
Episode: 2 - Whats Cooking in Brooklyn
Released: 06 June 2013
Episode: 3 - Heard it on the Grapevine
Released: 13 July 2013
Episode: 7 - Cooking with Tyler Florence
Released: 24 August 2013
Episode: 9 - Best Barefoot Chocolate Desserts
Released: 28 September 2013
Season: 21
Episode: 3 - Welcome to Town
Released: 26 January 2014
Description: Ina is throwing a housewarming party for a new colleague. She's got the lowdown on travel-friendly dishes made from local ingredients, like Corn and Avocado Salad, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Tequila Citrus Chicken, fantastic tips for putting together a Local Cheese Platter and a Dessert Platter, plus buffet strategies we'll all want to try.
Season: 22
Episode: 2 - Easy as Pie
Released: 27 July 2014
Description: Baking and blooms are on the menu as Ina shares the secrets of pie making with her friend Michael in exchange for some floristry magic. There are Raspberry Corn Muffins to welcome him to the barn, then Ina shows him how to make foolproof pie crust, a fabulous Fresh Blueberry Pie and a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie. Then from flour to flowers, it's over to Michael's where he shows Ina the secrets of a showstopping table centerpiece.
Episode: 3 - Bread and Butter
Released: 03 August 2014
Description: Ina's on a nonstop bread adventure with her friend Eli Zabar, the bread guru. For lunch there's Fennel and Garlic Shrimp, perfect to eat with his Country Bread, he's sharing the secret recipe, and Ina's using it in delicious Provencal Cherry Tomato Gratin. Then she's assembling a beautiful bread basket and in a meeting of their two passions, they're having a bread and butter tasting.
Episode: 5 - Potluck Party
Released: 24 August 2014
Description: Ina's sharing potluck party secrets with local farmers Katie and Amanda, who are throwing a start of season bash. There's Tomato Soup With Cheese Croutons for lunch, then a master class in Grilled Lemon Chicken With Broccoli and Bow Tie Pasta, crowd pleasing Wheat Berry and Farro Salad and an incredible food table setting down at the farm.
Episode: 6 - Best of Barefoot: Cheese
Released: 17 August 2014
Description: Ina's on a cheese adventure and sharing her favorite cheese recipes. On the list there's a show stopping Spinach and Cheddar Souffle, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, speedy Cheese Canapes, cheesy Straw and Hay pasta and two incredible baked cheese crowd pleasers — Baked Brie and Baked Fontina.
Episode: 8 - Cooking for Jeffrey Big Breakfast Buffet
Released: 01 January 1970
Season: 23
Episode: 7 - Cook Like a Pro: Chocolate
Released: 09 July 2017
Description: Professional tips for chocolate, starting with Chocolate Ganache Cake, complete with a chevron frosting tutorial; Chocolate Crème Brulee is taken to new dessert heights; tricks to tempering chocolate for Peanut Rocky Road Bark; Frozen Hot Chocolate.
Season: 24
Episode: 3 - Cook Like a Pro: No Sides Required
Released: 25 March 2018
Description: Ina Garten prepares filling meals with absolutely no side dishes required. Included: lamb shanks and orzo; and smoked salmon pizzas.
Episode: 5 - Cook Like a Pro: Good Vanilla
Released: 08 April 2018
Description: Ina makes her own homemade vanilla extract. Recipes include vanilla rum panna cotta with salted caramel; and vanilla shortbread hearts.
Season: 25
Episode: 1 - Cook Like a Pro: Easy High Low
Released: 21 October 2018
Description: Ina Garten loves mixing fancy and casual fare, and she's sharing her secrets to this winning mashup of high and low. She takes everyday Potato and Celery Root Puree over the top with truffle butter and serves it with stunning Seared Scallops. Then she pairs an elegant Roast Filet of Beef with simple Mustard Mayo Horseradish and Crusty Baked Potatoes with Whipped Feta. Finally, she adds a little fizz to dessert with an awesome Raspberry and Cream Sgroppino.
Episode: 2 - Cook Like a Pro: Good Ingredients
Released: 28 October 2018
Description: Ina Garten shares recipes that use her favorite good ingredients starting with good chocolate in her Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte. Next, good maple syrup and lemon are turned into sublime side dishes including Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash as well as Tuscan Roasted Potatoes and Lemon. Good mustard is the magic ingredient in her Crispy Chicken Thighs with Mustard Sauce that are good enough for company. Finally, good salt is the secret to her Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies -- officially Ina's favorite cookies ever.
Episode: 3 - Cook Like a Pro: Salads for Four Seasons
Released: 04 November 2018
Description: Ina Garten is sharing her pro tips for sensational salads for every season. For an all-in-one spring dinner, her Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisee Salad is unbeatable, and Tarragon Shrimp Salad is perfect for an easy and delicious summer lunch. Then for autumn, Ina makes Faro Tabbouleh with Feta, a twist on a classic dish, and her Tricolore Salad with Orange is an incredible winter side dish.
Episode: 4 - Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Thanksgiving
Released: 11 November 2018
Description: Ina Garten is sharing pro tips on pulling off the ultimate make-ahead, low-stress Thanksgiving feast. She's preparing Accidental Make-Ahead Turkey where all the cooking and carving are done in advance, there's wonderful Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with Onions and Sage, an incredible Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding and two fabulous sides -- Sweet Potato Puree and the easiest Peas and Pancetta. Thanksgiving has never been so effortless and easy.
Episode: 5 - Cook Like a Pro: Beefed Up
Released: 18 November 2018
Description: Ina Garten is setting her sights on beef and sharing her tips for preparing it roasted, ground, sliced, sauteed and seared just like a pro. She starts with the perfect steak, an easy and elegant Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms. Then she turns humble ground beef into the most delicious Individual Meatloaves, and there's even beef for breakfast in Roast Beef Hash with Eggs. For a stellar first course, Ina makes Filet of Beef Carpaccio sliced wafer thin.
Episode: 6 - Cook Like a Pro: Cocktail Party Rules
Released: 25 November 2018
Episode: 7 - Cook Like a Pro: Celebration Sides
Released: 02 December 2018
Description: Ina Garten is shaking up the classics and sharing a fresh look at side dishes for a stunning holiday meal. Her centerpiece is a foolproof English Rib Roast, and she reveals her tricks for getting it right every time. Her sides include Orange Braised Carrots and Parsnips, Roasted Broccoli with Panko Gremolata, make-ahead Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta.
Episode: 8 - Cook Like a Pro: Mary Poppins Show
Released: 09 December 2018
Description: Ina Garten hosts an incredible Mary Poppins reunion sharing cooking secrets and making a British-style Sunday lunch for her friends who produced, directed and acted in the new movie. She shows Emily Blunt her foolproof Roasted Capon recipe and Emily shows her how to make her Perfect Roast Potatoes. There's a Roasted Haricots Verts master class for Lin-Manuel Miranda who's helping Hollywood director and producer duo Rob Marshall and John DeLuca mix up Pomegranate Gimlet cocktails. Dessert Meringue Clouds round off a magical Mary Poppins-inspired table setting.
Episode: 9 - Cook LIke A Pro: Bread Winners
Released: 11 March 2018
Season: 26
Episode: 4 - Cook Like A Pro: Portable Food
Released: 12 May 2019
Description: It's food on the move with Ina Garten as she shares pro tips for perfect portable eats. She makes moist Lemon Poppy Seed Cake for an afternoon snack at work and Tomato Mozzarella Pan Bagnat -- a fantastic Provencal sandwich -- for lunch on the go. Charlie Bird's Farro Salad with Lemon Dressing is Ina's answer when the question is what to take to a potluck party, and her Fresh Blueberry Rhubarb Jam makes a sweet gift for any occasion.