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.

Simply Salads

26m 46s

Life is complicated enough - your meals shouldn’t have to be. To start, Lidia creates a colorful Summer Panzanella, adding her special touch of roasted zucchini and onions. Lidia also teaches us another eye-catching, yet simple recipe of Warm Shrimp and Squash Ribbon Salad. Tune in and learn how to make cooking easy, by letting the ingredients do the work!

Episodes

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    Simply Salads

    S11 E1126 - 26m 46s

    Life is complicated enough - your meals shouldn’t have to be. To start, Lidia creates a colorful Summer Panzanella, adding her special touch of roasted zucchini and onions. Lidia also teaches us another eye-catching, yet simple recipe of Warm Shrimp and Squash Ribbon Salad. Tune in and learn how to make cooking easy, by letting the ingredients do the work!

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    The Risotto is On

    S11 E1125 - 26m 46s

    Today, Lidia gets creative, making a vibrant yellow saffron Seafood & Leek Risotto. Then, Lidia imparts an important lesson of how to Replenish your Stock using food scraps from her freezer. To finish this risotto fest, she shows us that we don’t always have to use arborio rice, like in her heart Barley Risotto with Cabbage and Sausage. Tune into Lidia’s Kitchen and master risotto the Lidia way!

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    Respect the Ingredients

    S11 E1124 - 26m 46s

    It's always best to let quality ingredients speak for themselves. And today is no different with Lidia’s Steamed Broccoli, Cannellini & Egg Salad, a simple, nourishing recipe great for lunch or a light dinner. Then, there’s Skillet Tuna with Eggplant and Zucchini in Puttanesca Sauce which is an inspired take on the classic bold spicy sauce. Remember to listen to the ingredients - the Lidia way!

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    The Start of the Season

    S11 E1123 - 26m 46s

    Today, Lidia whips up a batch of Cannellini Pesto Dip to get a taste of spring. Granddaughter Julia also stops by to enjoy the crudités spread and dip. To honor springtime vegetables, Lidia makes her classic Spaghetti Primavera. And springtime ricotta is always the sweetest, so Lidia’s Spinach, Bread & Ricotta Frittata tastes best when made this time of year! Spring has sprung! Let’s get inspired!

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    Grow in the Kitchen

    S11 E1122 - 26m 46s

    Time spent cooking in the kitchen helps shape and grow your palate, your technique, and your confidence. And today, Lidia shares the secret to making her Shaved Artichoke, Spinach, and Mortadella Salad. Lidia pairs this special salad with one of her favorites Mussels, Sausage, and Potatoes in White Wine, an excellent choice for a weeknight one-pot meal.

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    Let's Make Dinner

    S11 E1121 - 26m 46s

    Eating together is not the only way for friends and family to bond. Cooking together also creates a special connection. So let’s make dinner all together! Lidia’s quick Penne with Cauliflower and Green Olive Pesto is perfect for that. And with a little bit of planning ahead, Lidia’s Poached Chicken and Giardiniera Salad is a complete meal packed with protein, vegetables, color, and flavor!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

Schedule

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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Simply Salads

    Saturday
    Jun 22

    30 Minutes

    A colorful summer panzanella with roasted zucchini and onions; warm shrimp and squash ribbon salad.
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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Saturday
    Jul 6

    30 Minutes

    Daytime Emmy-winning chef Lidia Bastianich prepares simple, seasonal and economical dishes in this 26-episode series presented by WGBH. With tips and techniques collected over the years, Lidia prepares everything from apple cider-braised pork shoulder and salmon with mustard sauce to lentil country salad and Grandma Rosa's apple cake. Lidia's passion for cooking shines in every episode, where she teaches viewers how to draw on their own roots to create a sense of home in the kitchen.

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