Ina Garten’s ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Is Returning to the Food Network on May 16th

We're marking our calendars!

Even if you’re not super into cooking, there’s a decent chance you love—or at least know of—Ina Garten. Seriously, she’s just too talented not to adore, and her cooking tips are great for beginners and experts alike.

Her kindness and good humor have made Barefoot Contessa a huge hit. So we’re incredibly grateful to Food Network for bringing it back with brand-new episodes this month! Read on to discover when you can join Ina Garten in the kitchen.

This Show Has Perfect Timing

OK, grab a pen and mark this on your calendar: Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro returns Saturday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET on Food Network. Have you already set your DVR? We did. Apparently this season will include an all-dessert episode, as well as an installment dedicated totally to tomatoes.

Honestly, we can’t think of a better moment to bring this show back on the air. We could all use a little comfort TV and comfort food right now, and Barefoot Contessa supplies us with both. That’s exactly what Food Network was thinking, too. With people cooking more than ever at home, Ina is the perfect inspiration.

We made Ina’s Famous Chocolate Cake, and this is what happened.

Are You Hungry for More?

If you’re a huge fan of Ina Garten’s and these new once-weekly installments aren’t going to cut it, you’re in luck. Full episodes of Cook Like a Pro are streaming on Food Network’s website. You can find Season 16 and 17 there for free.

Of course, you’ve also got to have Ina’s latest cookbook on hand. Modern Comfort Food is already available for preorder!

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.