lidia's kitchen

Slow Cooking

Slow cooking does take a little time, but it is so rewarding. Today Lidia shares some classic techniques that will make show-stopping dishes for any occasion. Lidia prepares an elegant risotto with mushrooms, finished with parsley, cheese and butter. She then prepares a luscious ziti with pork rib guazzetto. Lidia then shows how to breathe new life into risotto leftovers by breading it and frying it to make a delicious snack or serve it over a salad for a complete meal. Grandma joins Lidia to taste those delicious little nuggets.

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Crazy for Mushrooms

Lidia loves earthy, delicious mushrooms and today shares some of her favorite mushroom recipes that she has prepared over the years. She starts with a warm mushroom salad, a medley of warm wild mushrooms on a bed of frisee topped with crispy pancetta and a poached egg. She also makes funghi marinati, marinated button mushrooms in a flavorful mix of rosemary, orange and garlic. Her last dish is a hearty, flavorful and vegetarian chestnut and mushroom ragu.

  • 2018-08-27T03:00:00-07:00
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Spiced Up Soup and Salad Night

Soups are a part of any Italian celebration, and Americans love pairing them with a salad and sandwich. Today, Lidia combines the best of both with a unique Italian style menu of soup, salad and bruschetta. The menu includes spicy Italian style vegetable soup, bruschetta with nduja - a crunchy country bread topped with a spicy sausage - plus a few other variations, and a simple and delicious skillet peppers and potatoes.

  • 2018-09-03T03:00:00-07:00
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A Special Occasion

When a holiday or special occasion goes around, it's time to go above and beyond with an extra special feast. Today, Lidia shares some of her best recipes to do just that. Her wedding soup is a classic Italian dish that marries the vegetables and meatballs in a delicious pot of soup. Prosecco punch, made with raspberries and nectarines, is a real crowd pleaser, and finally you can't go wrong with a beautiful roasted lamb shoulder with carrots and parsnips, a rich and flavorful one-pot meal.

  • 2018-09-10T03:00:00-07:00
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The Roast

Lidia loves a good roast. It brings out unimaginable flavors, and the aromas from the kitchen will beckon your family to the table. Today's menu includes red onions stuffed with rice; a roast pork shoulder with roast vegetable sauce; and a brown sugar, bourbon and warm baked pineapple served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. She also shows how to prepare an easy dessert spread with seasonal fruits and a few store-bought sweet Italian specialties.

  • 2018-09-17T03:00:00-07:00
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