lidia's kitchen

"Lidia's Kitchen" is a paean to the importance of mealtime. Over the course of 26 episodes, Daytime Emmy winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Lidia makes rustic staples, including oatmeal biscuits, apple cider-braised pork shoulder, potato pizza, salmon with mustard sauce, country onion soup, lentil country salad and Grandma Rosa's apple cake. Filled with tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table, Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom.

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Weeknight Dinner

Simple recipes are a must for weeknight dinners, and Lidia always looks for those that deliver a burst of flavor. In this episode, she shares some of her favorite quick weeknight dinner ideas. She starts with a sausage crostini, made of sweet Italian sausage topped with taleggio cheese. She then prepares a penne rigate in vodka sauce, an iconic creamy Italian American pasta dish, and then arugula salad with porcini mushroom and shavings of cheese.

  • 2018-09-24T03:00:00-07:00
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A Dinner Party

Entertaining comes in many forms, and today Lidia creates a menu that is perfect for an intimate gathering of friends and family. This simply elegant dinner menu includes swordfish alla bagnara, a delicately steamed swordfish made with an aromatic mix of lemon, capers and garlic, a traditional dish from the Calabrian town of Bagnara. She also makes a spicy bloody Mary, followed by a classic lagane e ceci, ribbons of fresh pasta made with chickpeas and pepperoncino.

  • 2018-10-01T03:00:00-07:00
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Party Fixings

Lidia says that the key to a great party is always the food, and in this episode she features some of her best party recipes from over the years. Barstow is always a great snack to pass around, and the combinations are endless. Her fig and prosciutto Barstow is a unique and delicious party item that she includes at almost any gathering. She also prepares a colorful marinated winter squash that is a favorite at her home parties. For a little fun, she also cooks up her famous prosciutto purses tied with chives.

  • 2018-10-08T03:00:00-07:00
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Crowd Pleasers

Today is all about feeding a large crowd, and Lidia cooks up recipes that all your guests will love, no matter whom you are hosting : sausages and apples, a flavorful one-pot meal that is great for family-style dining; spaghetti with roasted garlic pesto, a delicious and economical addition to any party; and finally, chocolate ricotta cheesecake, a chocolatey twist to the classic Italian ricotta cheesecake.

  • 2018-10-15T03:00:00-07:00
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A Cheesy Craving

Italians love cheese, and back in the kitchen, Lidia shares her favorite cheesy appetizers: baked goat cheese, fava, and artichoke dip, baked to golden to perfection; and baked stuffed vegetables, a recipe Lidia often makes when cooking for her family.

  • 2018-10-22T03:00:00-07:00
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