lidia's kitchen

Game Day Bites

Whether it's American football or Italian soccer, game day parties are always popular. Lidia believes that there is nothing like a bountiful spread of food that will fuel the guests and get them cheering. On today's menu, she serves fried mozzarella sandwich skewers and carrot and chickpea dip and pizza rolls made with both broccoli rabe and sausage and ricotta and leeks.

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Weeknight Dinner

Simple recipes are a must for weeknight dinners, and Lidia always looks for those that deliver a burst of flavor. In this episode, she shares some of her favorite quick weeknight dinner ideas. She starts with a sausage crostini, made of sweet Italian sausage topped with taleggio cheese. She then prepares a penne rigate in vodka sauce, an iconic creamy Italian American pasta dish, and then arugula salad with porcini mushroom and shavings of cheese.

  • 2018-09-24T03:00:00-07:00
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A Dinner Party

Entertaining comes in many forms, and today Lidia creates a menu that is perfect for an intimate gathering of friends and family. This simply elegant dinner menu includes swordfish alla bagnara, a delicately steamed swordfish made with an aromatic mix of lemon, capers and garlic, a traditional dish from the Calabrian town of Bagnara. She also makes a spicy bloody Mary, followed by a classic lagane e ceci, ribbons of fresh pasta made with chickpeas and pepperoncino.

  • 2018-10-01T03:00:00-07:00
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Party Fixings

Lidia says that the key to a great party is always the food, and in this episode she features some of her best party recipes from over the years. Barstow is always a great snack to pass around, and the combinations are endless. Her fig and prosciutto Barstow is a unique and delicious party item that she includes at almost any gathering. She also prepares a colorful marinated winter squash that is a favorite at her home parties. For a little fun, she also cooks up her famous prosciutto purses tied with chives.

  • 2018-10-08T03:00:00-07:00
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Crowd Pleasers

Today is all about feeding a large crowd, and Lidia cooks up recipes that all your guests will love, no matter whom you are hosting : sausages and apples, a flavorful one-pot meal that is great for family-style dining; spaghetti with roasted garlic pesto, a delicious and economical addition to any party; and finally, chocolate ricotta cheesecake, a chocolatey twist to the classic Italian ricotta cheesecake.

  • 2018-10-15T03:00:00-07:00
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