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
Italian Style Steak (Episode #223H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia makes Fettuccine with Malfada Sauce, Steak with Pizzaiola Sauce and Ricotta Cookies. Lidia visits the Immigrant Monument in Woldenburg Park of New Orleans, and Tanya takes viewers to explore the impressive collection at the Nelson-Atkins museum in Kansas City.
Three Favorite Pastas (Episode #222H)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 19, 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: Fri, Aug 15, 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: Wed, Aug 13, 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: Tue, Aug 12, 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: Fri, Aug 8, 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.
Italian Style Breakfast for Dinner (Episode #201H)
KQED 9: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 2:00 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.
Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming (Episode #217H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 6, 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.
Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca (Episode #216H)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 5, 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.
New England's Italy (Episode #210H)
KQED 9: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
As the Italian immigrants settled the Northeastern coast of the United States, they did what they knew from their homeland. In many cases, this included fishing for the local catch. In this episode, Lidia makes Calamari Fra Diavolo over Linguine and she also prepares a Salt Cod, Potato & String Bean Salad. For dessert, there is nothing like a super simple and totally delicious "Zuppa Inglese."
Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End (Episode #215H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 1, 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.
New York Italian Style (Episode #202H)
KQED 9: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
In this episode, Lidia shares three delicious recipes that she picked up on Arthur Avenue and in Little Italy, New York. Zucchini and Eggplant Parmigiana, Roberto's Chicken Piccante and Skillet Cauliflower Torrisi are all the very core of Italian American comfort food. She also visits the Maugeri Farms in southern New Jersey and the Migliorelli food stand in Union Square Market in New York City to see what kind of traditions these Italian American families are passing down to generations to come.