This series celebrates the land Lidia Bastianich calls home. She journeys throughout Italy to sample and prepare local specialties from Rome, Naples, Padua, Sicily, Trieste and Istria. Back in her kitchen in the US, she demonstrates two or three recipes she encountered during her travels. Throughout, friends and family often join Lidia in the kitchen. Her daughter Tanya introduces some of Lidia's favorite hidden cultural treasures, while her son Joseph frequently stops by to discuss regional wines.
Lidia's Italy Previous Broadcasts
The Delights of Braising (Episode #426)
KQED Life: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia travels to Lombardy, a region known for its gorgeous scenery, magnificent lakes and beautiful fashion. Join Lidia as she shows us the beauty of flavor by creating braised cabbage rolls stuffed with sausage and cabbage. Lidia also shows us how to make skillet braised chicken bundles with pestata and bacon.
Intoxicating Antioxidant (Episode #411)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia travels to Liguria, a region all about flowers, herbs, and lots of vegetables. With the help of her granddaughter Julia, Lidia creates a soup filled with fresh vegetables. Then Lidia's grandson Lorenzo helps make pasta with string beans and potatoes in a fresh pesto sauce. And to finish off the meal, Lidia and Lorenzo make a delicious Cherry Jam Tart.