lidia's kitchen

"Lidia's Kitchen" is a paean to the importance of mealtime. Over the course of 26 episodes, Daytime Emmy winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Lidia makes rustic staples, including oatmeal biscuits, apple cider-braised pork shoulder, potato pizza, salmon with mustard sauce, country onion soup, lentil country salad and Grandma Rosa's apple cake. Filled with tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table, Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom.

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A Stovetop Dinner

The stove can do a lot of work in any home kitchen, and many recipes can be created simultaneously. In this episode, Lidia shares recipes for: Cannellini and Pancetta Bruschetta; Ziti with Kale and Crispy Bacon; and Monkfish Meatballs in Tomato Sauce.

  • 2020-09-25T03:30:00-07:00
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Childhood Cravings

In this episode, Lidia remembers some of her fondest childhood recipes that were made by her Grandmother Rosa in Italy. Recipes include Mussels Triestina and Cavatappi with Beef Guazzetto. A fun and fruity Fruit Smash Soda is shared with her mother, Erminia.

  • 2020-09-30T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-09-30T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-04T08:30:00-07:00
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Family Favorites

Today's recipes are dedicated to the family. They can be made for a weeknight dinner or a large gathering or holiday and include: Oven Braised Pork Chops with Red Onion and Pears; Cherry Jam Tart. To start, Lidia enjoys a special Cherry Bellini.

  • 2020-10-02T03:30:00-07:00
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Memories of the Mountains

Northern Italy has some of the most stunning mountains and scenery on the Italian peninsula. In this episode, Lidia explores some of the classic culinary traditions of this area including a hearty Minestrone soup that she freshens up with pesto. In addition, she makes a delicious Stuffed Cabbage with her grandson, Lorenzo. Desserts are quick and easy and include delicious Italian "gelato."

  • 2020-10-07T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-07T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-11T08:30:00-07:00
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Best of Baked Dishes

The oven is on in today's episode! With a little bit of prep time and a hot oven, you can enjoy the appetizers with the friends and family while the rest is baking. Today's recipes include: Spicy Stuffed Clams; Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate; and Potatoes Stuffed with Sausage & Mushrooms.

  • 2020-10-09T03:30:00-07:00
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Growing Up Italian

Lidia talks about growing up and family traditions in this episode. Featured recipes include Shrimp and Mixed Bean Salad, a Roasted Garlic Crostini and Papperdelle with Mixed Fresh Mushrooms. A refreshing "Panache" is shared with her mother Erminia.

  • 2020-10-14T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-14T14:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-18T08:30:00-07:00
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Mastering Simplicity

Italian cuisine is known for seasonal ingredients and simple techniques. In today's episode, Lidia will share recipes that master simplicity: Sausages with Fennel & Olives; Orange and Red Salad and a delicious "Almost a Tiramisu" recipe.

  • 2020-10-16T03:30:00-07:00
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Storytime with Grandma

Lidia's mother, Erminia, is known to all as "Grandma." She is known for her laughter, singing and entertaining culinary moments with Lidia. In this episode, featured recipes include Corn and Zucchini Minestra, Fried Risotto and Beef & Root Vegetables Braised in Red Wine. "Salute" to Grandma!

  • 2020-10-21T10:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-21T14:30:00-07:00
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Welcome to My Home

Today's recipes are perfect for entertaining and include a savory Onion-Tomato Focaccia, restaurant inspired spreads for fresh bread and Skillet or Grilled Calamari.

  • 2020-10-23T03:30:00-07:00
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