Lidia's Italy In America
Lidia takes us on a road trip into the heart of Italian American cooking today. As she explores the multifaceted approach to this utterly delectable and distinctive cuisine, we come to see that every kitchen and every Italian community is different. She talks with creative cooks all over the country - farmers, housewives, butchers, fishermen, and food entrepreneurs - about the ingredients they use, their kitchen secrets, and of course, their favorite recipes.
Lidia's Italy In America Previous Broadcasts
Three Favorite Pastas (Episode #222H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia cooks Pasta e fagioli, Bucatini Amatriciana and Tagliatelle Bolognese. She heads to Italy to learn how to make pasta from the experts and also visits Seghesio Vineyards in California, to meet one of the most long-standing winemaking families in the Sonoma Valley.
Another Seafood Celebration (Episode #221H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Casino Clams, Mussels Triestina and Cioppino are delicious ways to enjoy seafood. Lidia takes viewers to Swann Oyster Depot for King Crab Legs and Eataly to explore the fish counter. Many Italians from the northwestern coastal region of Liguria settled in the San Francisco area, and it's not surprising that they brought their Cioppino with them. At the popular Scoma's restaurant, located right on the water, the Cioppino is a little different than what you would find in Italy but certainly inspired by the original Ligurian version.
Comfort Foods for Your Table (Episode #220H)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia makes three different types of pasta: Stuffed Shells, Pasta Alla Primavera and Macaroni and Cheese. In Pennsylvania she takes viewers to The Macaroni Company, a 4th generation Italian supermarket and goes to Eataly to enjoy an Italian-American picnic.
New York's Southern Italian (Episode #219H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia makes cannelloni, explores pasta making traditions in Italy and makes a Brooklyn discovery in Frankie's Spuntino, two men cooking Italian-American food with a modern twist.
From Walken's Bakery to Scialo's Bakery (Episode #218H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
These recipes are a sweet way to end any meal. Lidia makes Boston Cream Cupcakes, Almond Pine Nut Cookies and Lemon Granita. She then heads to Scialo's Bakery, where she was inspired to create her own Boston Cream Cupcake recipe.
Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming (Episode #217H)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia goes clamming with Dave Pasternack in Long Island before heading to Tangiers Island near Baltimore to watch the locals do what they do best, crabbing. Her recipes include a large array of seafood. She makes Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cakes, Baked Clams Oreganato, for a feast from the sea.
Italian Style Breakfast for Dinner (Episode #201H)
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
Lidia cooks frittatas today; they are delicious for lunch AND dinner and are also a great way to use leftover vegetables and day old bread. Recipes include Ricotta Frittata, Sausage, Eggs & Pepper Frittata and an Asparagus and Onion frittata. She also visits Brooklyn's famous Faicco with dear friend and restaurateur, Angelo Vivolo, to see their Italian American tradition of making sausage.
Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca (Episode #216H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia makes Italian- American favorites: Mozzarella Sticks, Veal Saltimbocca and Zeppole. She heads to Eataly in New York City to learn how mozzarella is made.
Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End (Episode #215H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia cooks a savory meal of Braised Beef Rolls and Spinach and Bacon. She takes viewers to 9th Street Market in Philadelphia where she heads to DiBruno Bros, a 4th generation owned cheese shop that boasts Italian delicacies.
For The Love of Soup (Episode #214H)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Soup is a great start to any meal and Lidia explores two different types: Minestrone and Artichoke Soup. She travels to Le Marche in Italy to learn about ricotta cheese and finishes off the meal with her favorite Italian Cheesecake recipe.