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Lidia's Italy In America Previous Broadcasts

Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End (Episode #215H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 29, 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, Mar 28, 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, Mar 27, 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, Mar 26, 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, Mar 25, 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.

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

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 12:30 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.

New England's Italy (Episode #210H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 22, 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."

Italian American Sandwiches (Episode #209H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 21, 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, Mar 20, 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, Mar 19, 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, Mar 18, 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.

Kansas City Alla Parmigiana (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 15, 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.

Sicily In New York City (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

The Sicilians were a large immigrant community in lower Manhattan and other areas of New York City, and they brought with them several dishes from their homeland. Today, Lidia celebrates the Sicilians with a Stuffed Calamari Dish and a Broccoli with Garlic and Anchovies. She then makes a Cappuccino Cake which she actually discovered in New Orleans - another locale with a very large Sicilian population.

Heartwarming Italian American Classics (Episode #203H)

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

Italians are known for their big family meals, and in this episode Lidia celebrates two heart-warming Italian-American classics that are perfect for any Sunday get together - Chicken Trombino and Italian American Meatloaf - two family friendly dishes that will bring your loved ones close to the table.

New York Italian Style (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

Italian Style Breakfast for Dinner (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 4:30 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.

Three Favorite Pastas (Episode #222H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 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.

Kansas City: Italian American Steak In Kansas City (Episode #108H)

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

Join Lidia in Kansas City, where she and Cody Hogan talk with Mario Fantasma, owner of Paradise Locker Meats, about the heritage pork he provides to Lidia's Kansas City. Later, get an exclusive tour inside Lidia's Kansas City! Last but not least, Tanya brings viewers on a journey through the impressive collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. Lidia makes Steak Pizzaiola, tempting Roasted Potato Wedges, and caps the meal off with Ricotta Cookies for dessert.

St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy (Episode #107H)

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

Lidia travels to St. Louis and visits Volpi Foods, where she chats with owner Armando Passetti about their variety of cured Italian meats. Later, Lidia shows viewers the rich history of St. Louis's Italian neighborhood, the Hill. In the kitchen, Lidia is happy to be joined by her granddaughter, Julia, as she makes Macaroni and Cheese, an American classic, as well as Veal Hamburger Parmiciano, and wonderful Braised Escarole.

California: Pesto Pronto! (Episode #106H)

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

On her trip to the Golden State, Lidia meets with Brady Whitlow, president of Corto Olive, to talk about their methods of producing Italian-style olive oil in California. Next, Lidia visits one of the longest-standing wine making families in Sonoma County, the Seghesio family, at their vineyards. Joe joins Lidia in the kitchen to give his take on how to use pesto in two easy recipes: Pesto Salmon BLT and Pesto Chicken Salad. Lidia explores pesto's possibilities with a Spaghetti with Basil and Pistachio Pesto and a Fusilli dish with Spinach Walnut Pesto.

New Orleans: The Sicilian Quarter (Episode #105H)

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

In this episode, Lidia is joined by Tanya as she heads to New Orleans' Sicilian Quarter, where she stops by the Central Grocery to enjoy a classic Muffuletta sandwich and then visits the Immigrant Monument in Woldenburg Park. Back in the kitchen, Lidia fries up marinated artichokes and makes a Muffaletta Sandwich with Ricotta, Anchovies, and Olive Oil.

New England: Spicy and Sweet in New England (Episode #104H)

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

Take a trip with Lidia to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village with a large Italian population, and then visit Providence, Rhode Island, where Lidia goes to the Scialo Brothers' Bakery. Lidia makes Spaghetti with Lobster Sauce and tries the Scialo Brothers' recipe for Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes.

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