Genre: Cooking, How-to
Premise: Hosted by cookbook author Ina Garten, ``Barefoot Contessa'' is all about simple, fun entertaining. The former White House nuclear policy analyst (for President Richard Nixon) shares recipes for picnics, parties and dinners as well as other touches to make a meal or event a success.
Ina's husband, Jeffrey, takes a pizza making class; he learns to make a white pizza with zucchini, charred red onions and garlic ricotta; Ina prepares a platter of arugula with prosciutto and burrata and a limoncello ricotta cheesecake.
Ina judges the New York Times' Washington Bureau monthly Food Club cook-off; writer Elsa Walsh and her husband Bob Woodward co-host a lunch with Ina; a friend from the Washington Post shows Ina some local flavor and fun; tea with Michelle Obama.