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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Spice It Up

Spices impart a lot of flavor to a recipe, and today Lidia shows viewers how to use different spices. First on the menu is mussels with fennel and saffron, an elegant and luxurious way to serve mussels. Lidia loves peperoncino in almost any dish, especially when making spicy stuffed clams. And finally, Lidia makes chicken and zucchini salad with horseradish dressing.

  • 2019-01-28T02:00:00-08:00
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A Perfect Roast

Roasting enhances the flavor of any kind of meat and Lidia often makes a roast for family meals. Today's menu includes a salad of warm greens with bacon and mushrooms; an easy and elegant roasted pork loin with cabbage and dried cherry sauce; and roasted pear, blueberry and grape compote for dessert.

  • 2019-02-04T02:00:00-08:00
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Southern Italian Salads

Calabria is famous for its fiery salami spread, 'nduja. It is delicious on warm grilled bread, and Lidia shows viewers how to make a bruschetta with 'nduja. She then makes raw and cooked salad for summer with green beans and tomatoes, a wonderful way to enjoy seasonal vegetables.

  • 2019-02-11T02:00:00-08:00
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