There’s only so much bad reality TV a person can watch before they realize what’s been missing in their life: new Barefoot Contessa. With impeccable timing, though, Ina Garten’s cooking show is coming back with new episodes in a matter of weeks. Food Network announced the return, with new episodes beginning May 16.
“We’re all cooking so much these days, this is a great time to brush up on your kitchen skills,” the queen of chambray said in a Food Network press release. “In the new episodes of Cook Like a Pro, I’m going to show you some deeply satisfying dishes that you can make, along with lots of professional tips to help you cook them with confidence. And isn’t that what we all need right now?” Yes please, and we’d take some more adorable Jeffrey content and gigantic cocktails too.
Per Food Network, the first episode will feature recipes for lemon ricotta pancakes with figs, Caesar-roasted swordfish, vanilla brioche bread pudding (good vanilla, we hope) and Stilton and pears with roasted plum chutney. And if we’re not mistaken, this marks the 27th season of Barefoot Contessa, which first aired 18 years ago in 2002.
Along with the show, Garten also has a 12th cookbook, Modern Comfort Food, arriving on October 27; her memoir is said to be publishing in 2023. She’s a busy lady, no? The new season airs May 16 at 12:30 p.m. EST, and you can bet your sourdough bread we’ll be tuning in.