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.

Upcoming Airdates

Summer Picnic

Italians love a good picnic, and Lidia shares some of her favorite picnic foods from her childhood. The menu includes herb frittata rollups, a must-have finger food rolled up with a layer of flavor packed pesto. Lidia's pasta salad with tomato, mozzarella and green beans is a hearty pasta salad that is perfect for any picnic. Her blueberry and ricotta parfait is made with homemade ricotta, blueberry sauce, candied almonds and cake.

  • 2018-07-23T03:00:00-07:00
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Italian American Classics

Lidia cooks up two Italian American favorites today in her kitchen - lasagna with ricotta and fresh mozzarella, baked to golden perfection and eggplant parmigiana stacks, pan fried and made with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella. To round out the menu, she shares a perfect simple salad, traditionally eaten at the end of the meal in her Italian kitchen.

  • 2018-07-30T03:00:00-07:00
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Fish Fiesta

Fish is a staple on Lidia's table all year long, and she loves to plan a dinner that showcases the best and freshest of seafood. The menu is diverse today, as she prepares mussels with fennel and saffron, a fun and elegant dish that is served with grilled bread; cucumber salad, a refreshing salad dressed with sweet honey, tangy vinegar and crunchy celery; and finally baked striped bass with lemon sauce made with cheese flavored breadcrumbs and baked to golden perfection. Her grandson Lorenzo joins her as a guest in the kitchen.

  • 2018-08-06T03:00:00-07:00
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It's Pasta Night!

Everyone loves pasta, and today Lidia shows the fun and economical way to make all of your friends and family happy at the dinner table with a pasta party. On the menu is spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, a delicious southern Italian favorite; pasta chinja - a heart-warming baked pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs and egg. Finally, Lidia shares her panzanella calabrese, a refreshing tomato and onion salad that is perfect for summer months.

  • 2018-08-13T03:00:00-07:00
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