Barefoot Contessa

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  • 2002
  • 27 Seasons
  • 6.4  (571)

The Barefoot Contessa is a cooking show on the Food Network. She is a cook who teaches people at home to cook like the pros. She tapes the show in the Hamptons and has the experience that people long for when looking to cook. While she was working in the White House in 1978, the Barefoot Contessa discovered a small store in the Hampton's for sale. Once she discovered the store, her and her husband went to Long Island to see what exactly the store had to offer. Once there, she found herself to be the happy owner two months later. This is when the Barefoot Contessa was started. More than 20 years later, the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten found herself the owner of a food emporium that is more than 3,000 square feet. It is here that you will come across twenty or more cooks and bakers who will prepare the food while others work inside of the store to help the thousands of people who come to the store monthly to select breads, dinners or baked goods and salads to take home. In 1996, the Barefoot Contessa sold her store to the employees and moved on to bigger and better things. The Barefoot Contessa went on to write a cookbook or two and then was asked to start her own show. Currently on the show you can learn to cook and prepare massive dinner parties with just the simplest of items while allowing your guests to believe that they have had a dinner that took days and weeks to prepare. Not only will you learn how to cook and prepare dinners but also the sweet stuff. French chocolate bark is one of the items that is used for the show along with a smoked salmon with herb cream cheese bagels. The foods that are prepared and used are foods that you would have never thought of mixing before or that you have had in your home at one point and never thought of trying to put together to make a meal. With the right methods of cooking and baking, you will be surprised at all the new things you can try. All from watching the Barefoot Contessa at home while in your own kitchen.

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Cook Like a Pro: Just Desserts
15. Cook Like a Pro: Just Desserts
July 4, 2020
Ina Garten showcases incredible desserts, and there's something for everyone. For chocolate lovers, a decadent and glamorous Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting has a real wow factor. On the fruit front, there's sophisticated, French-inspired Prunes in Armagnac. Finally, a crazy-delicious Salted Caramel Sundae with peanut-caramel popcorn and rich chocolate sauce is an American classic with the volume turned up.
Cook Like a Pro: Only Oranges
14. Cook Like a Pro: Only Oranges
June 27, 2020
It's all about oranges as Ina Garten shares some favorite recipes with this magic ingredient. They unleash the flavor in amazing Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherries and Port and make dainty Orange French Lace Cookies super special. Oranges add another dimension to Wild Rice Salad, and the citrus in Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschettas takes everything to the next level.
Cook Like a Pro: Liquor Store Secrets
13. Cook Like a Pro: Liquor Store Secrets
June 20, 2020
Ina Garten unlocks her liquor secrets and easy techniques that take Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs, Fennel Soup Gratin and an awesome Fresh Apple Spice Cake to the next level. Plus, she shares some incredible tips for wines and liqueurs, and it's cocktail hour at the barn as Ina puts the fizz into Mimosas, Kir and Raspberry Royale Cocktails and mixes up a stunning Champagne VSOP. Cheers!
Cook Like a Pro: Incredible Vegetables
12. Cook Like a Pro: Incredible Vegetables
June 13, 2020
Ina Garten turns ordinary vegetables into extraordinary dishes. She transforms everyday cauliflower into amazing Cauliflower Toasts, the perfect anytime bite. Then Ina elevates humble zucchini and frozen spinach into fabulous Baked Spinach and Zucchini, and eggplant steps into the limelight in wonderful Spiced Lamb-Stuffed Eggplants that are classy enough for company.
Cook Like a Pro: French to Make at Home
11. Cook Like a Pro: French to Make at Home
June 6, 2020
Ina Garten has all the tricks for cooking French at home with secrets to a showstopping Summer Filet of Beef with Bearnaise Mayonnaise, an Endive, Orange and Roquefort Salad that tastes as good as it looks and an elegant, easy bistro-style Prune Armagnac Clafouti. Then Ina turns up the volume on the cheese course with ideas for Baked Brie and Warm Goat Cheese, plus an incredible Warm Vacherin.
Cook Like a Pro: Jeffrey's Faves
10. Cook Like a Pro: Jeffrey's Faves
May 30, 2020
Ina Garten celebrates Jeffrey's favorite foods, starting with Fried Chicken Sandwiches, perfect for kick-starting the weekend, and an incredible canape of Salmon Cured with Dill and Pernod. On the sweet front, Jeffrey can't resist Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches. Then, he's in the kitchen brewing coffee like a pro, and Ina turns it into his number one drink, Italian Iced Coffee.
Cook Like a Pro: Tomatoes
9. Cook Like a Pro: Tomatoes
May 23, 2020
Tomatoes are one of Ina Garten's favorite ingredients, and they star in her Easy Provencal Lamb that has a real wow factor, as well as her over-the-top good Penne Arrabiata, the spiciest pasta in town. Ina uses canned and crushed in her updated Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes, and beautiful heirloom tomatoes speak for themselves in Tomatoes and Burrata with Garlic Toast.
Cook Like a Pro: Pork
8. Cook Like a Pro: Pork
December 15, 2019
Ina Garten is sharing new ways to cook with pork, and she's putting bacon, sausage, kielbasa and tenderloins in the spotlight. She starts by making Sausage and Mushroom Strudels for appetizers and follows them with hearty Lentil and Kielbasa Salad. Baked Farro and Butternut Squash works as a main dish or side with Ina's quick Herbed Pork Tenderloins.
Like a Pro: Holiday Brunch
7. Like a Pro: Holiday Brunch
December 8, 2019
Ina Garten is sharing recipes and pro tips for putting together a gorgeous seasonal brunch. She starts with Shakshuka with Feta, the perfect way to serve eggs to a crowd, and bakes a batch of make-ahead Morning Glory Muffins. Smoked Salmon Tartines with Gravlax Sauce turn the volume up on a brunch staple, and Ina shares her secrets to the perfect Fresh Fruit Platter before toasting the holidays with a Spicy Bloody Mary.
Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Entertaining
6. Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Entertaining
December 1, 2019
Ina Garten is entertaining, and she's taking the pressure off with all make-ahead dishes. She starts with two easy appetizers, Mustard and Gruyere Batons and Warm Dates with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto. Her main course is Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Steamed Couscous, and she whips up a Decadent Chocolate Cake for dessert. Ina also shakes up a classic cocktail with the Dukes Cosmopolitan.
Like a Pro: Italian
5. Like a Pro: Italian
November 24, 2019
Ina Garten is sharing all her secrets and pro tips for Italian dishes. She starts with a fabulous two-fer, Tomato Eggplant Soup, and the leftovers become Baked Pasta with Tomatoes and Eggplant. Then she makes Flounder Milanese topped with Arugula Salad and Lemon Vinaigrette for a modern twist on a classic. Italian ingredients shine in her Kale Salad with Pancetta and Pecorino, and finally, Ina makes a cocktail to toast all things Italian, the Limoncello Vodka Collins.
Like a Pro: Thanksgiving New Ideas
4. Like a Pro: Thanksgiving New Ideas
November 17, 2019
Ina Garten is giving traditional Thanksgiving dinner dishes a modern twist. To start, it's out with the big bird and in with Tuscan Turkey Roulade, which is easy to make and carve. For side dishes, Ina makes Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes and one-pan Thanksgiving Roasted Vegetables. Finally, her dazzling holiday dessert is Pumpkin Flan with Maple Caramel.
Like a Pro: Turn Up the Volume
3. Like a Pro: Turn Up the Volume
November 10, 2019
Ina Garten is turning up the volume on flavor, starting with the creamy hummus she pairs with her chunky Israeli Vegetable Salad. Chicken Marbella Updated is a dinner party classic made over, and Ina's Chocolate Pecan Scones are a sweet indulgence worthy of any brunch party. Finally, she makes Raspberry Roasted Applesauce, a simple and divine dessert with concentrated flavors.
Like a Pro: Spicy
2. Like a Pro: Spicy
November 3, 2019
Some like it hot, and some like it spicy, so Ina Garten is making dishes to please both. She starts with an exotic Lamb and Chickpea Curry made with a fragrant mix of spices, and her Lobster Corn Fritters are paired with creamy sriracha sauce. Ina makes Sweet Potato Empanadas with Chipotle Chile for kick, and her Sauteed Shishito Peppers are both fiery and fast.
Like a Pro: Store-Bought is Fine
1. Like a Pro: Store-Bought is Fine
October 27, 2019
Store-bought ingredients pass the test for Ina Garten as she makes sweets, treats and more; ready-made shortcuts wow in her Raspberry Baked Alaska with Fresh Raspberry Sauce; Turkey Sandwiches with Brussels Sprouts Slaw.
Description

The Barefoot Contessa is a cooking show on the Food Network. She is a cook who teaches people at home to cook like the pros. She tapes the show in the Hamptons and has the experience that people long for when looking to cook. While she was working in the White House in 1978, the Barefoot Contessa discovered a small store in the Hampton's for sale. Once she discovered the store, her and her husband went to Long Island to see what exactly the store had to offer. Once there, she found herself to be the happy owner two months later. This is when the Barefoot Contessa was started.

More than 20 years later, the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten found herself the owner of a food emporium that is more than 3,000 square feet. It is here that you will come across twenty or more cooks and bakers who will prepare the food while others work inside of the store to help the thousands of people who come to the store monthly to select breads, dinners or baked goods and salads to take home. In 1996, the Barefoot Contessa sold her store to the employees and moved on to bigger and better things.

The Barefoot Contessa went on to write a cookbook or two and then was asked to start her own show. Currently on the show you can learn to cook and prepare massive dinner parties with just the simplest of items while allowing your guests to believe that they have had a dinner that took days and weeks to prepare.

Not only will you learn how to cook and prepare dinners but also the sweet stuff. French chocolate bark is one of the items that is used for the show along with a smoked salmon with herb cream cheese bagels. The foods that are prepared and used are foods that you would have never thought of mixing before or that you have had in your home at one point and never thought of trying to put together to make a meal. With the right methods of cooking and baking, you will be surprised at all the new things you can try. All from watching the Barefoot Contessa at home while in your own kitchen.

Barefoot Contessa is a series that is currently running and has 27 seasons (319 episodes). The series first aired on November 30, 2002.

Where to Watch Barefoot Contessa

Barefoot Contessa is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Barefoot Contessa on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Food Network.

  • Premiere Date
    November 30, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (571)