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.

Upcoming Airdates

Spiced Up Soup and Salad Night

Soups are a part of any Italian celebration, and Americans love pairing them with a salad and sandwich. Today, Lidia combines the best of both with a unique Italian style menu of soup, salad and bruschetta. The menu includes spicy Italian style vegetable soup, bruschetta with nduja - a crunchy country bread topped with a spicy sausage - plus a few other variations, and a simple and delicious skillet peppers and potatoes.

  • 2018-02-26T02:00:00-08:00
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A Special Occasion

When a holiday or special occasion goes around, it's time to go above and beyond with an extra special feast. Today, Lidia shares some of her best recipes to do just that. Her wedding soup is a classic Italian dish that marries the vegetables and meatballs in a delicious pot of soup. Prosecco punch, made with raspberries and nectarines, is a real crowd pleaser, and finally you can't go wrong with a beautiful roasted lamb shoulder with carrots and parsnips, a rich and flavorful one-pot meal.

  • 2018-03-05T02:00:00-08:00
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The Roast

Lidia loves a good roast. It brings out unimaginable flavors, and the aromas from the kitchen will beckon your family to the table. Today's menu includes red onions stuffed with rice; a roast pork shoulder with roast vegetable sauce; and a brown sugar, bourbon and warm baked pineapple served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. She also shows how to prepare an easy dessert spread with seasonal fruits and a few store-bought sweet Italian specialties.

  • 2018-03-12T03:00:00-07:00
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