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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The Best Bar Food

On today's menu, Lidia serves chicken and sausage bites with apple cider vinegar sauce, made with rosemary, vinegar, and honey. Fried food always hits the spot and next on the menu is fried onion rings, made Italian-style with grana padano cheese added to the batter for flavor and crunch; and finally, potatoes stuffed with sausage and sushrooms is a rich dish that is perfect for colder months.

  • 2018-11-19T02:00:00-08:00
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Pasta Party

Pasta is a staple in any Italian home and today, Lidia prepares three pasta recipes that will become staples in your kitchen. The first dish on the menu is a quick ziti with kale pesto and crispy bacon, a delicious way to recycle any kale pesto leftovers in the fridge. She then makes a delicious summertime pasta made with plum tomatoes, fusilli with roasted tomato pesto, and finally campanelle with shrimp and fennel, made with "little bells" that carry the chunky sauce so well.

  • 2018-11-26T02:00:00-08:00
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Northern Italian Comforts

Comfort food is loved in America, and today, Lidia shares comfort foods Italians love to make. Beef and potato goulash, made with sweet Hungarian paprika, is a great recipe for family gatherings. Salads are a favorite of Lidia's, and country salad is a welcomed addition to any buffet table. She ends on a sweet note with a luscious hazelnut parfait.

  • 2018-12-03T02:00:00-08:00
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An Easy Holiday

Today is all about stress-free cooking for a holiday celebration or special occasion. Lidia makes marinated mushrooms that can be part of an antipasto spread or as a nibble with drinks. Vin Brule, the Italian version of mulled wine, is a warm and welcoming drink to make for any holiday celebration. Last on the menu is turkey breast with apricots, an easy and quick way to serve turkey without having to cook a whole turkey.

  • 2018-12-10T02:00:00-08:00
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