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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Italy's Heartland

Lidia loves entertaining and today, she shares recipes that are fit for any Italian dinner party. Bruschetta is a great party appetizer, and Lidia shares one of her favorite toppings: cannellini and pancetta bruschetta. Next on the menu is beef and root vegetables braised in red wine, a hearty-one pol meal your guests will love.

  • 2018-12-24T02:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Soups On

Soups are a delicious and comforting way to warm up especially in the winter months. On the menu today is spicy Italian soup, Calabria's version of vegetable soup; the perfect simple salad, a simple and light side that works for any kind of soup; and an easy-to-make butternut squash soup, garnished with crispy crumbled bacon.

  • 2018-12-31T02:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Crispy Favorites

Fried foods are not eaten often in Italy, but Lidia shares some recipes no one can resist. She makes crispy shrimp, a huge hit in her house that is sure to become a favorite in yours too; crispy baked tomatoes, plum tomatoes topped with bread crumbs and baked in the oven until crispy; and finally, polenta torta with gorgonzola and savoy cabbage, an ideal main course for a hungry crowd.

  • 2019-01-07T02:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

A Meal for the Grandkids

Lidia loves cooking for her family and today, she shares some of her favorite recipes to make for her grandkids, including a refreshing and kid-friendly cherry almond spritzer; a simple dessert of grilled fruit, which brings out the fruit's natural sweetness; and pasta salad with green beans, tomatoes and mozzarella, a great dish for buffets, picnics, and large family gatherings.

  • 2019-01-14T02:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD