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.

Family Meal

26m 46s

Lidia loves gathering around the table with her family to share a meal. She starts with a Balsamic Chicken Stir Fry, an Italian-style sweet-sound-sour glazed chicken. She then connects with friend and cookbook author, Mimi Thorisson, to see how she made her traditional frico recipe.Next is a sweet Grape & Ricotta Pizza that can be served as a dessert, brunch treat, or even a crowd-pleasing snack.

Episodes

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    Family Meal

    S9 E903 - 26m 46s

    Lidia loves gathering around the table with her family to share a meal. She starts with a Balsamic Chicken Stir Fry, an Italian-style sweet-sound-sour glazed chicken. She then connects with friend and cookbook author, Mimi Thorisson, to see how she made her traditional frico recipe.Next is a sweet Grape & Ricotta Pizza that can be served as a dessert, brunch treat, or even a crowd-pleasing snack.

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    Cheese Please!

    S9 E902 - 26m 46s

    Lidia explains Italy's cheese culture. She shows how it’s easy to add it to almost any dish. Recipes include Chopped Salad with Frisee and Fennel, and a summertime-inspired Tomato and Zucchini Bread Lasagna. She shares some family culinary moments via zoom with her grandson Miles, who is making Braised Beef Rolls for his housemates in college.

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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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    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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    Salt Your Pasta Water!

    S9 E909 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shows how to salt, save and sauce the way the Italians do! Lidia prepares a Pasta Primavera “New School” with creamy pesto loaded with fresh vegetables. Then, her grandson Ethan talks about his recent preparation of her Penne with Vodka Sauce. Lidia’s last recipe is a green and delicious pasta dish starring Cavatappi with Asparagus and Spinach Pesto.

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    Prepare the Harvest

    S9 E908 - 26m 46s

    Lidia celebrates the late-summer harvest and gets ready for the start of fall. Her Oat Risotto with Butternut Squash and Sunchokes gives risotto a new meaning. She shares a culinary moment through zoom with her granddaughter, Olivia, as they discuss Olivia’s recent preparation of Lidia’s Stuffed Mushrooms. For dessert, Lidia shares her One-Bowl Olive Oil Cake and Red Wine Poached Pears.

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    Dress Up Dinner

    S9 E906 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shows how add little flair to your weeknight or weekend dinner. She starts with a Belgian and Red Endive Salad that showcases a rich egg yolk vinaigrette. She then prepares Naked Ricotta Dumplings or “Gnudi” made with a sage-butter sauce. She meets her young granddaughter, Olivia, for a culinary chat about Stuffed Tomatoes – a recipe that Olivia loves to make for herself and her roommates.

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    Go-To Cravings

    S9 E905 - 26m 46s

    Lidia makes American comfort food with an Italian twist. She prepares an easy and approachable Pan Pizza and a Mozzarella Cheeseburger using focaccia, mozzarella, pickled peperoncino, and a grilled tomato. The culinary chat in this episode focuses on Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets with grandson Miles.

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    An Italian Lunchbox

    S9 E904 - 26m 46s

    Lidia shares some lunch-on-the-go ideas to make the American tradition more Italian, including a nourishing Shaved Fennel, Red Onion, and Prosciutto Cotto Salad. And for an easy, packable sweet finish, she makes a Cherry Jam Tart with Wild Cherries from Emilia Romagna. She also shares her Prosciutto, Scallion, and Egg Sandwich with her grandson Ethan via zoom.

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    What’s For Dinner?

    S9 E901 - 26m 46s

    Lidia tosses together Arborio rice with bright, flavorful olives, roasted peppers, artichokes, and provolone to create a satisfying and vibrant “Antipasto” Rice Salad. She also pulls together a Sauteed Chicken dressed in a Bright Lemon Caper Sauce over Spinach. Lidia also shares some culinary family moments with her grandson Lorenzo after he prepared her “Mushroom Gratinate” 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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    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.

Schedule

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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Timing Is Everything

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    30 Minutes

    Spicy pork chops and broccoli; cauliflower and tomato soup; chocolate chip ricotta cookies.
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    Lidia's Kitchen

    Carry on Tradition

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    30 Minutes

    Dandelion and chickpea salad; the tradition of butchery; a frittata with ricotta and spinach.

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