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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Summertime Fun

Summer is the time of year when some of Lidia's favorite vegetables and fruits are at their best. Today, she shares some recipes that she loves making at home when entertaining, including corn and zucchini minestra; shrimp and mixed bean salad, a salad that is always part of the buffet table in Lidia's home; and lastly, polenta with honey and berries, a recipe Lidia has loved since she was a little girl.

  • 2019-03-25T03:00:00-07:00
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Quick and Delicious

In this episode, Lidia shares recipes that are quick to whip up and ideal for days when you don't have much time to cook. She starts off by making green beans with mint pesto, a fresh alternative to the well-known green beans with butter. For a sweet treat, Lidia makes chunky cherry bread pudding, one of her favorite ways to recycle day-old bread. Next on the menu is maremma-style steak, an impressive steak that anyone can make at home.

  • 2019-04-01T03:00:00-07:00
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A Colorful Party

When hosting an Italian-style cocktail party, all you need is some drinks, a nice selection of appetizers, and you're set! Back in the kitchen, Lidia creates a menu for the perfect cocktail party. She makes mussels with zucchini salsa verde, a small appetizer guests can slurp down while sipping on a cocktail. She then makes Bloody Mary, a classic cocktail everyone loves. Corn and apricots work wonderfully together, and Lidia ends with making grilled corn, apricots, and portobellos.

  • 2019-04-08T03:00:00-07:00
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