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Ina Garten returns with brand-new menu of spring dishes in 'Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro'

Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:20 pm

Ina Garten, the “Barefoot Contessa,” opens her home for a new season of recipes, tips and tricks for home cooks in the return of “Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro” this April. Hosted by Ina from East Hampton, the series helps viewers cook with confidence no matter their level of expertise. The season kicks off with a visit to a local farm stand in a farm-to-table themed episode on Sunday, April 21 (11:30 a.m. ET/PT), and continues with episodes celebrating seafood, grilling and fresh herbs.

"Spring is the perfect time to cook with Ina," said Courtney White, president, Food Network. "Her timeless recipes are filled with fresh seasonal ingredients and, with Ina by their side, our viewers are sure to make beautiful, tasty dishes that will impress family and friends."

"I'm so excited for the new season of 'Cook Like a Pro,’ ” Ina said. "I'm sharing lots of easy, delicious recipes I make all the time at home, along with new tips and tricks that will have you cooking like a pro in no time!"

The season premiere is all about farm-to-table cooking for Ina's spring feast, with a dinner, side dish, salad and dessert inspired by the farm stand. There's rosemary rack of lamb with easy tzatziki and parmesan roasted zucchini, which are ideal for entertaining in the spring or any time of year. Then Ina's hitting the farmstand and making fresh corn pancakes and an easy Tuscan tomato and bread salad with a red wine vinaigrette. For a sweet finish, she makes fresh berries and sweet ricotta with raspberry and blackberry sauce.

Ina is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author of 11 cookbooks. Her most recent, “Cook Like a Pro,” was released in October.

Viewers can browse Ina's top recipes, watch videos and brush up on their entertaining skills at FoodNetwork.com/BarefootContessa and learn more about Ina, her bestselling cookbooks, and her Emmy Award-winning television show at BarefootContessa.com. Join the conversation on social media @InaGarten and #BarefootContessa.

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