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.

Elegant Eats

26m 46s

Lidia explains how to add elegant touches to simple weeknight meals. Her Fennel & Asian Pear Salad is an elegant salad that bursts with flavor. Then, she prepares Cheesy Veal Chops with Cabbage. Lidia’s Sharing Recipes culinary chat through zoom is with granddaughter, Olivia, where she teaches her how to prepare a simply delightful recipe of Lentil Crostini.


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    Little Effort, Big Flavor

    S9 E926 - 26m 46s

    Lidia showcases delicious recipes that require little effort, including her one-skillet Sausages with Fennel & Olives and a quick dish of Seared Lamb Chops with Mint Salsa and Roasted Potato Wedges She talks to her granddaughter, Olivia, about her delicious and fresh Fragoncello recipe.

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    Light Lunches

    S9 E925 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shares quick and easy flavorful light lunches, including a Striped Bass with Broccolini and a Shrimp, Roasted Pepper & Olive Salad. Lidia’s granddaughter Julia is back at the oven for the Sharing Recipes segment as she discusses with her grandmother how they will make Lidia’s Tomato Tart with Pecorino Romano.

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    Just Braising

    S9 E924 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shows how braising makes everything taste better and also makes cooking easy. She prepares a versatile Oven Braised Pork Chops with Red Onions and Pears. Then, Beef & Root Vegetables are Braised in Red Wine – a one-pot meal with deep flavors. Lorenzo joins her in the Sharing Recipes segment to discuss his creation of Nonna’s Tomato-Braised Cauliflower recipe.

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    Simply Lidia

    S9 E923 - 26m 46s

    Simplicity reigns in the Italian cuisine, and Lidia is a firm believer that simple cooking is better cooking. She prepares an Orecchiette with Breadcrumbs, Pancetta, and Cauliflower recipe that features a medley of flavors and textures. She then makes Crespelle with Wild Cherries, Chocolate & Whipped Cream. Granddaughter Olivia makes her grandmother’s refreshing Lemon Ice recipe.

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    The Sweet Life in Italy

    S9 E922 - 26m 46s

    Lidia makes a trio of sweets, including a Bergamot & Ricotta Parfait featuring layers of sweetened ricotta, aromatic bergamot marmalade, crunchy nougatine, and toasted almonds, and an Almond Tart topped with a delicate, fluffy meringue. Lidia talks with her granddaughter Julia about sending a sweet college care package of Chocolate Anise Biscotti.

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    Potato, Potato

    S9 E921 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shares a trio of recipes featuring potatoes. She prepares a Potato & Pasta Soup – a hearty vegetable stock, thickened with potatoes and finished with pasta. She then moves on to a nourishing salad of Green Beans with New Potatoes. Her Sharing Recipes segment features grandson, Ethan, where they talk about his plans to prepare Grandma’s Ditalini with Potatoes and Provola.

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    Italian Style Salads

    S9 E920 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shares salad recipes that go way beyond just a few pieces of lettuce, including a Panzanella with Fennel and Shrimp, a colorful Orange and Tropea Onion Salad and a Green Salad with Provolone Cheese & Green Apple. In her Sharing Recipes segment, she connects with grandson, Lorenzo, to see how he did with her recipe of Cabbage Salad with Speck.

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    Keep it Fresh

    S9 E919 - 26m 46s

    Lidia creates some colorful summertime dishes featuring fresh ingredients. First, she prepares a Shrimp and Melon Salad with Basil Mint Pesto. Next, she connects with her grandson, Lorenzo, to see how he did with her Peaches in White Wine recipe. Finally, she makes a Mezze Rigatoni with Raw Tomato Sauce – a dish that truly celebrates the freshness of the summer season.

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    Italian Essentials

    S9 E918 - 26m 46s

    Lidia makes three Italian staples – Chicken Parmigiana, Arancini and Bolognese Sauce.Her grandson, Miles, plans to prepare Lidia’s traditional Bolognese Sauce and talks about his strategy for success with her during their “Sharing Recipes” segment.

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    Sweet & Savory Fruit

    S9 E917 - 26m 46s

    Lidia creates a platter of cheese with seasonal fruits and her homemade plum mostarda and fluffy fried bread and served with Prosciutto Cotto. She also prepares her Sausage & Apples recipe, an easy one-pot meal. Lidia chats with grandson Lorenzo, where they discuss a delicious dish Lidia just recreated from a trip to Sicily - Risotto with Orange Juice.

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    Southern Italian Favorites

    S9 E916 - 26m 46s

    Lidia prepares a Southern Italian Style Bruschetta with something sweet, savory, and spicy. She also creates her famous Tomato and Tropea Onion Salad, featuring super-ripe tomatoes, purple onions and crispy friselle bread. Her Spicy Bloody Mary features Calabrian peperoncino. Her Sharing Recipe segment features granddaughter, Julia, where they plan to make Lidia’s panzerotti recipe.

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    Familiar Flavors

    S9 E915 - 26m 46s

    Lidia loves adding her touches to classic dishes. She prepares a Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate and a Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake. Then she shares a culinary moment with grandson Miles as they talk about their recent preparation of Lidia’s famous Baked Beans recipe for his cookout party.


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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Simply Lidia

    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Orecchiette with breadcrumbs, pancetta and cauliflower; crespelle with wild cherries, chocolate and whipped cream; lemon ice.
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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Just Braising

    May 28

    30 Minutes

    Oven-braised pork chops with red onions and pears; beef and root vegetables braised in red wine; tomato-braised cauliflower recipe.

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