lidia's kitchen

Soup's 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.

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Starring Olive Oil

Olive oil is an essential staple in every Italian home. It's the easiest way to add flavor to any soup, and Lidia shows you how when making cannellini bean and lentil soup. Olive oil is also used in desserts, and she makes olive oil cake.

  • 2019-01-21T02:00:00-08:00
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Spice It Up

Spices impart a lot of flavor to a recipe, and today Lidia shows viewers how to use different spices. First on the menu is mussels with fennel and saffron, an elegant and luxurious way to serve mussels. Lidia loves peperoncino in almost any dish, especially when making spicy stuffed clams. And finally, Lidia makes chicken and zucchini salad with horseradish dressing.

  • 2019-01-28T02:00:00-08:00
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A Perfect Roast

Roasting enhances the flavor of any kind of meat and Lidia often makes a roast for family meals. Today's menu includes a salad of warm greens with bacon and mushrooms; an easy and elegant roasted pork loin with cabbage and dried cherry sauce; and roasted pear, blueberry and grape compote for dessert.

  • 2019-02-04T02:00:00-08:00
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Southern Italian Salads

Calabria is famous for its fiery salami spread, 'nduja. It is delicious on warm grilled bread, and Lidia shows viewers how to make a bruschetta with 'nduja. She then makes raw and cooked salad for summer with green beans and tomatoes, a wonderful way to enjoy seasonal vegetables.

  • 2019-02-11T02:00:00-08:00
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