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shopwinedinefine Nov 12, 2012 06:38 PM

I love the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten). Her show - Back to Basics - no longer airs on Food Network Canada. I haven't seen new episodes in months, and nothing is in the schedule.

I'd pay for it on iTunes - but it isn't available for Canadian customers. No DVDs to buy. Nothing on YouTube. What is Canadian fan of Ina's to do?

  1. juliejulez Nov 12, 2012 09:07 PM

    I haven't seen anything from her here in the US either... well nothing new, unless it comes on during the weekdays but even then you could usually catch reruns on weekends.

    She does have a new cookbook out though, so maybe she's been busy w/ that. "Back to Basics" was the title of her cookbook released in 2008.

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    1. re: juliejulez
      Frosty Melon Nov 13, 2012 01:54 PM

      Food Network US ran original episodes last summer. I read somewhere that original eps will start again in January, but yes, she appears to be busy on the book tour this fall. I think she always does a new round of episodes using recipes from her latest cookbook. Cross-promotion is key.

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        shopwinedinefine Nov 13, 2012 07:05 PM

        The Food Network USA - yes, you can get them no problem. But I am in Canada, and Food Network Canada doesn't have Barefoot Contessa on the schedule anywhere. To add insult to injury, iTunes will sell you episodes - but not if you have a Canadian iTunes account. I mean, they won't even let me pay good money for this stuff!! Any ideas are welcome.

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