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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Pizza Party

Lidia makes pizza the centerpiece for your next party. With a variety of toppings, a salad and dessert, you are ready to go. On the menu is a classic Caesar salad with baby kale and focaccia croutons; individual pizzette with toppings like onion and cheese; chicken and mushroom; pear and gorgonzola and tomato and pecorino. While you have the dough, why not try a dessert pizza, topped with jams, Nutella, chocolate and fruit?

  • 2018-04-23T03:00:00-07:00
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Italian Staples

In this episode, it's all about some of Italy's most popular staples. Lidia shares three of her all-time favorites including a chicken parmigiana light - a version of the famous chicken parmigiana - made with a chicken thigh topped with fresh tomato and mozzarella and nestled in a bed of tomato sauce. Her beef and arugula bruschetta is a perfect and quick starter to the meal. Finally, broccoli rabe and sausage is a match made in heaven. It's a dish that is so simple and always hits the spot.

  • 2018-04-30T03:00:00-07:00
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Meatballs

Meatballs are an all-time favorite, and Lidia creates some new versions to add to your meatball repertoire and make those parties memorable. On the menu today, she shares: lamb meatballs with lemon sauce; leftover meatball panini, monkfish meatballs in tomato sauce, a crispy fried monkfish meatball made in a tomato sauce that includes raisins and pine nuts.

  • 2018-05-07T03:00:00-07:00
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The Dessert Table

In today's episode, Lidia shares three of her favorite desserts-one spoon dessert, one seasonal fruit based dessert and of course a baked sweet to warm up the kitchen. Her limoncello tiramisu is a sweet pick-me-up made with delicious limoncello zabaglione. Fruit is a natural as an Italian sweet to end a meal, and she loves to simply serve grilled fruit to magnify their natural sweetness. A favorite Italian cookie is the chocolate anise biscotti, made with a shot of espresso. Her granddaughter Julia joins Lidia in this episode.

  • 2018-05-14T03:00:00-07:00
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Slow Cooking

Slow cooking does take a little time, but it is so rewarding. Today Lidia shares some classic techniques that will make show-stopping dishes for any occasion. Lidia prepares an elegant risotto with mushrooms, finished with parsley, cheese and butter. She then prepares a luscious ziti with pork rib guazzetto. Lidia then shows how to breathe new life into risotto leftovers by breading it and frying it to make a delicious snack or serve it over a salad for a complete meal. Grandma joins Lidia to taste those delicious little nuggets.

  • 2018-05-21T03:00:00-07:00
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