Food

Lidia's Kitchen

Season eight of LIDIA'S KITCHEN: REFLECTING AND RECONNECTING features stories that shaped Lidia Bastianich as a person and as a chef. Throughout the 26-part series, Lidia shares anecdotes and recipes from her childhood, when times were sometimes challenging, but happy and fulfilling.

From Italy to Your Table

26m 46s

Some Italian dishes are too good for Lidia not to share! Like her rendition of Mussel Bruschetta, inspired by her favorite restaurant on the beach in Fiumicino. Then, Lorenzo stops by for a special Olive Oil Tasting. Last but not least, Lidia shares a dish from the Amalfi Coast, Spaghetti in Lemon Cream Sauce. It was love at first taste for Lidia, and she hopes it will be for us too!

Episodes

  • From Italy to Your Table: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    From Italy to Your Table

    S11 E1120 - 26m 46s

    Some Italian dishes are too good for Lidia not to share! Like her rendition of Mussel Bruschetta, inspired by her favorite restaurant on the beach in Fiumicino. Then, Lorenzo stops by for a special Olive Oil Tasting. Last but not least, Lidia shares a dish from the Amalfi Coast, Spaghetti in Lemon Cream Sauce. It was love at first taste for Lidia, and she hopes it will be for us too!

  • Enough to Share: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Enough to Share

    S11 E1119 - 26m 46s

    In this episode, Lidia’s stovetop is perking with food and love to share! Starting with Pork Guazzetto with Beans. Country-style ribs are stewed with cannellini beans to make one complete meal in each bowl. And if you're looking for a quick, impressive bowl to serve a hungry crowd, Lidia’s Matalotta-Style Mixed Fish Stew is just for you. Lidia is cooking enough for everyone today!

  • Is Dinner Ready?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Is Dinner Ready?

    S11 E1118 - 26m 46s

    Lidia wants everyone to enjoy cooking! Her Spicy Sheet Pan Pork Chops & Broccoli is a one-sheet wonder that gets dinner on the table in no time. Lidia teaches her grandson Miles to Revive Leftover Soup for an easy weeknight meal. And for dessert, Apricot Jam Half-Moons, a favorite in the Bastianich house. Learn how to revel in the glory of cooking dinner in this episode of Lidia’s Kitchen!

  • Building Flavor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Building Flavor

    S11 E1117 - 26m 46s

    When working with simple recipes it's all about building flavor, and two things are important: sourcing quality ingredients and respecting them. Lidia puts winter vegetables center stage in both this Winter Minestrone and Roasted Squash and Carrot Salad with Chickpeas and Almonds. Easily pulled together, this dinner is definitely where you will find the flavor when cooking with Lidia.

  • The Community Table: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Community Table

    S11 E1116 - 26m 46s

    Lidia reminds us to gather around the table to share a meal. Lidia and granddaughter Olivia makes impressive Cheese Crisp bowls filled with a colorful salad. Next, Lidia cooks up Bucatini with Broccoli Walnut Pesto. The deep, rich flavor of each bite feels like a warm hug. Then, these easily multiplied Turkey Stuffed Peppers is a foolproof win on any table. So join Lidia, the more the merrier!

  • Plan the Menu: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Plan the Menu

    S11 E1115 - 26m 46s

    This episode is all about ricotta! Lidia makes a delicious Easy Bruschetta with the her grandson Miles, using three ingredients or less. Then it’s a much-loved classic baked pasta, Crespelle Manicotti, filled with spinach ricotta stuffing. For a sweet finish, the family’s favorite Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies. So join Lidia as she teaches us about the versatility of ricotta.

  • Meet Me at the Table: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meet Me at the Table

    S11 E1114 - 26m 46s

    Join Lidia at the table for some traditional winter fare of the northern Italian mountains. To start, Lidia serves up a heartwarming Mushroom Ragu. Then Lidia percolates the perfect cup of Italian coffee, with grandson Lorenzo using her Moka Pot. To finish the meal, she makes her rendition of Kaiserschmarrn, a fluffy, light, eggy pancake topped with jam. Let’s head to the Dolomites with Lidia!

  • The Next Chapter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Next Chapter

    S11 E1113 - 26m 46s

    Today, Lidia shows you how to cook just for yourself. Pasta makes great leftovers, and this Fettuccine with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, and Olives is rich in flavor and takes no time. Lidia shares a favorite Orange Spritz recipe that reminds her of grandfather. Lidia’s Simple Roast Chicken features her favorite flavors of rosemary and lemon. It’s just Lidia today, so let’s cook for one!

  • Savor the Moment: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Savor the Moment

    S11 E1112 - 26m 46s

    Lidia reminds us to savor the time we get to gather around the table with loved ones. Granddaughter Olivia joins Lidia to make a simple, yet elegant Citrus and Fennel Salad. Lidia walks us through how to make Smashed Garlic Rosemary Potatoes with ease. Lidia’s Roast Pork Shoulder requires time to cook, but the oven does most of the work! So let’s cook up a feast with Lidia for the ones we love!

  • The Power of Food: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Power of Food

    S11 E1111 - 26m 46s

    Lidia believes in the power of food. And today she shapes fresh pasta into Fuzi with her grandson, Ethan, to make a traditional Sunday dish from her childhood, Fuzi with Chicken Ragu. Making this dish transports Lidia through time with each stir. And her no-bake Chocolate Ricotta Brick Cake makes one delicious dessert. Join Lidia as she cooks up a trip down memory lane!

  • Fuel the Soul: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fuel the Soul

    S11 E1110 - 26m 46s

    What fuels Lidia’s soul are the memories of her loved ones. Today, her Dandelion and Chickpea Salad brings back memories of foraging for this simple nutritious childhood favorite. And sometimes it's the warmth a dish delivers, like her One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana. It’s easy to make while still satisfying that classic craving. Let's cook food that nourishes the body, mind & soul!

  • The Dinner Dance: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Dinner Dance

    S11 E1109 - 26m 46s

    Dinner doesn’t have to feel like you’re struggling, just follow Lidia’s lead! First, it’s Kale Salad with Avocado & Pistachios, a best-selling salad at Felidia that became part of Lidia’s family meals at home. Then, Lidia makes her go-to sauce, Marinara, with her grandson, Ethan. And to complete this quick and easy meal, it’s Lidia’s no-mess Cheesy Baked Chicken Wings.

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