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Lidia's Italy In America Previous Broadcasts

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh's Italian Americans (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia travels to Bloomfield, home of Pittsburgh's Little Italy. Here she visits Maria Merante Palmieri's quaint Italian gift shop, Merante's Gifts, grabs a sandwich at Primanti's where she talks with Antonia Corradetti, and takes viewers on a tour of Lidia's Pittsburgh. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares a Baked Ziti, a delicious sandwich of Primanti's Capicola and Cheese, and Fettucine Mafalda.

California and New Jersey: From the Garden State to the Golden State (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia learns all about artichokes at Pezzini Farms in California, and crosses the country to be joined by Tanya for a visit to the Maugeri Farm, grower of New Jersey tomatoes. At the farm, Tanya and Lidia enjoy a classic, home-grown, Italian-American meal with the Maugeri family. Inspired by her visit to Pezzini Farms, Lidia makes an Artichoke Soup, followed by Stuffed Vegetables and a Radicchio, Goat Cheese, and Raisin Salad.

Philadelphia: It All Happens on Philadelphia's 9th Street (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia visits Philadelphia's Sarcone & Son's Bakery, where their bread is made the same way today as it was when this institution first opened in 1918; a truly old-world bakery, Louis Sarcone closes up shop after each day's batch is sold. Lidia also takes a tour of the impressive artisanal Italian imports at 9th Street Market, such as Claudio Specialty Foods and Di Bruno Brothers'. In the kitchen, Lidia makes Chicken Trombino, Stuffed Escarole, and is joined by Grandma for a favorite Italian-American dessert: Pignoli cookies.

Another Seafood Celebration (Episode #221H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 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.

Italian American Sandwiches #2 (Episode #211H)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Once again, Lidia looks at the history of some Italian American local sandwich beginnings, starting with Baltimore's Italian American Civic Club Sandwich, a Primanti Sandwich and a Prosciutto, Scallion and Egg Sandwich. She also makes a delicious Celery, Artichoke and Mortadella Salad to accompany the sandwiches.

Comfort Foods for Your Table (Episode #220H)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 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, Feb 20, 2013 -- 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, Feb 19, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 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.

For The Love of Vegetables (Episode #213H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Italians love their vegetables, and they are known for having some of the simplest, freshest and most delicious vegetable dishes of any country. In this episode, Lidia makes Stuffed Escarole, Stuffed Artichoke and Meat Stuffed Eggplant.

St. Louis's Little Italy (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Everyone loves a warm plate of Spaghetti & Meatballs, and today Lidia teaches the viewer how to take that classic and make it the way she loves to eat it. She also adds a Sicilian specialty - arancini - or Rice Balls to the menu.

Italian American Sandwiches #2 (Episode #211H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Once again, Lidia looks at the history of some Italian American local sandwich beginnings, starting with Baltimore's Italian American Civic Club Sandwich, a Primanti Sandwich and a Prosciutto, Scallion and Egg Sandwich. She also makes a delicious Celery, Artichoke and Mortadella Salad to accompany the sandwiches.

New England's Italy (Episode #210H)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 4:30 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."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Italian American Sandwiches (Episode #209H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

The Italians love their small Panini, but here in the U.S. those traditional sandwiches took on lives of their own. In this episode, Lidia shows the New Orleans Muffaletta sandwich, the Veal Hamburger Parmiciano from St. Louis and Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich and finds out more about where they came from.

It's Chicken Time (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Everyone loves a great chicken dish and in this episode Lidia demonstrates the Braised Chicken with Smoky Provola and the Chicken Cacciatore Dishes. She also prepares a wonderful summertime salad, Panzanella, made of tomatoes and day old bread.

From Bloomfield to the Strip In Pittsburgh (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia opened her own restaurant in the Strip District in Pittsburgh where other Italian-American immigrants also started earlier businesses. But Pittsburgh's other well known "Little Italy" is called Bloomfield. In this episode, Lidia shares recipes from both of these areas, Braised Veal Shank, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Peas with Bacon. She also visits with Maria Merante, a wonderful Italian American woman who left her mark in Pittsburgh.

Yummy Pastas (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Everyone loves pasta, and Lidia is known for her hundreds of super easy and really delicious pasta dishes that can be prepared any day of the week. In fact, this episode contains recipes that are perfect for the busiest of days, including Baked Ziti, Fettuccine Alfredo and Spaghetti with Basil Pistachio Pesto.

Italian American Sandwiches (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

The Italians love their small Panini, but here in the U.S. those traditional sandwiches took on lives of their own. In this episode, Lidia shows the New Orleans Muffaletta sandwich, the Veal Hamburger Parmiciano from St. Louis and Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich and finds out more about where they came from.

Kansas City Alla Parmigiana (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Italian American immigrants headed to the Midwest and created their communities in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In this episode, Lidia celebrates some of the Italian American dishes found on many a Kansas City menu including Penne Rigate alla Vodka, Chicken Parmigiana and Tiramisu. We'll even enjoy a moment where Lidia went back to Emilia Romagna to visit with her dear friend, Monica, to see how the chickens there are raised and appreciated.

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