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.

Tiny Kitchen, Big Flavor

26m 46s

Make your kitchen work for you! Lidia whips up a personal favorite, Mushroom Ragu served over a bed of polenta. Lidia reminisces with her granddaughter Julia, discussing her family's Spiced Fruit Compote. Lidia continues cooking with an easy clean-up Skillet Gratinate of Pork, Eggplant & Zucchini. You can create big flavor in any kitchen, just get cooking the Lidia way!

Episodes

  • Tiny Kitchen, Big Flavor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tiny Kitchen, Big Flavor

    S10 E1018 - 26m 46s

    Make your kitchen work for you! Lidia whips up a personal favorite, Mushroom Ragu served over a bed of polenta. Lidia reminisces with her granddaughter Julia, discussing her family's Spiced Fruit Compote. Lidia continues cooking with an easy clean-up Skillet Gratinate of Pork, Eggplant & Zucchini. You can create big flavor in any kitchen, just get cooking the Lidia way!

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    Never Enough Pasta

    S10 E1017 - 26m 46s

    You can never have enough pasta! First, Lidia pulls together a simple fresh dish of Mezze Rigatoni with a Raw Tomato Sauce. Miles calls looking for a way to refresh his leftover ditalini, and makes a Cheddar Frico filled with the pasta. Then Lidia makes an Asparagus & Spinach Pesto which dresses up some Cavatappi. Pasta…it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

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    A Warm Welcome

    S10 E1016 - 26m 46s

    Lidia invites you into her kitchen with a seasonal specialty - Shaved Artichoke, Spinach & Mortadella Salad. Lidia reminds Ethan that mastering Spaghetti with Garlic & Oil can make for endless possibilities with little effort for big flavor. She makes her weeknight twist on a meatloaf - Skillet Ricotta Mini-Meat Loaves. Showstopping and easy go hand in hand with Lidia’s warm welcoming meal.

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    Can't Go Wrong

    S10 E1015 - 26m 46s

    Lidia cooks up dishes that always have your loved ones begging for more. She starts with her Pan Pizza, showing us just how easy it is to make at home. Then Lidia gets a call from her grandson Miles, proudly sharing pictures of his Skillet Lasagna! Lidia finishes the all-star lineup with her quick weeknight take on Chicken & Eggplant Parmesan. You can satisfy any craving with this menu!

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    Stretch Your Meal

    S10 E1014 - 26m 46s

    Lidia reminds us that leftovers can be an exciting challenge. She whips up a Skillet Sausage & Peppers and imagines all the ways to serve it for round two…if there’s any left! Lidia reaches out to Lorenzo to share her inventive Grated Pasta Soup recipe. And she finishes the meal with a delicious way to fry up your leftover risotto. It’s all about reinventing the leftovers, not just reheating them.

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    Easy Going Recipes

    S10 E1013 - 26m 46s

    This show is all about making your life easier. Lidia teaches us to think of recipes as roadmaps, that you can - and should - personalize. She shares a Winter Minestrone that can use any kind of hearty green and a Matalota-Style Mixed Fish Stew, that can change according to market availability. Go ahead and play with what you have to create something just for you!

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    Symphony of Flavors

    S10 E1012 - 26m 46s

    Lidia loves describing food as a symphony of flavor. She shares a Seafood & Leek Risotto and Roasted Mustard Salmon with Cabbage & Carrots. The musical theme continues with friend & Maestro, Gianandrea Noseda. They share their love for music and risotto. Ultimately, Lidia teaches us that the push and pull of textures and flavors can truly make a dish sing.

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    A Frugal Feast

    S10 E1011 - 26m 46s

    Lidia reminds viewers that cooking can be cost effective with a bit of creativity. Lidia shares a cost-cutting complete meal, her Vegetable Soup with Poached Eggs. Lidia's friendly honey-maker, Mark, calls to discuss a traditional Italian cookie that he stretches into two desserts by adding them to his honey ice cream. And a Poached Chicken Giardiniera Salad simply makes two meals out of one.

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    Rethink Risotto

    S10 E1010 - 26m 46s

    Risotto can be the base for so many flavors, and Lidia encourages viewers to get creative! Lidia adds a twist to the average risotto using oats, butternut squash & sunchokes. Lidia’s granddaughter, Olivia, calls to show off her Rice Balls made from leftover risotto. Then Lidia creates a bacon, egg & cheese Breakfast Risotto. Remember the “risotto-bilities” are endless!

  • Serving up Pasta: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Serving up Pasta

    S10 E1009 - 26m 46s

    Lidia reminds us that pasta can open a world of flavorful possibilities. Lidia shares two recipes: Penne with Cauliflower & Green Olive Pesto and Fusilli with Salami & Roasted Peppers. Then Lidia talks about all things fresh pasta with Sfogline friends from Bologna, Monica & Daniela Zappoli. From the pasta shape to the sauce, the addition of vegetables & proteins - the combinations are endless!

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    Treat Yourself

    S10 E1008 - 26m 46s

    Lidia treats us to a full meal starting with a Radicchio, Endive, Apple & Pecorino Salad. She invites Julia home for a sweet treat - Mixed Berry Bread Pudding. And the main dish stars her Cheesy Stuffed Veal Chops. Whether it's slowing down to cook for yourself, treating yourself to dessert or just sitting down to enjoy a dish and connect with loved ones, always remember to treat yourself.

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    Simply Dining In

    S10 E1007 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shows us dishes we typically eat out, can easily be made at home with some practice. Encouraging words & instructions help create a Winter Panzanella . Mastering simplicity continues when Lidia video chats Chef Cody Hogan making a Cacio e Pepe. Lidia showcases how easy it is to make Mussels, Sausage & Potatoes in White Wine.

Schedule

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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Switch up the Spice

    Saturday
    Feb 4

    30 Minutes

    Halibut with fregola; eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce with eggplant; ginger red wine poached pears served with Lidia's olive oil cake.
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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Colorful Inspiration

    Saturday
    Feb 11

    30 Minutes

    Lidia makes spaghetti with yellow tomato pesto; Lidia's granddaughter shares pictures of her quick strawberry shortcake; shrimp and squash ribbon salad.

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