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Lidia's Italy In America Previous Broadcasts

New York's Southern Italian (Episode #219H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 12:30 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.

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

KQED Life: Fri, Jun 28, 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: Thu, Jun 27, 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.

Three Quick and Easy Italian Dinners (Episode #226H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia makes three dishes that can be made any day of the week. Cauliflower Soup, Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Capers, Orecchiette with Artichokes & Bacon are the highlights in this episode. Lidia then visits Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive near Sacramento California to hear his family's colorful culinary history.

St. Louis and Chicago Style Pizza (Episode #225H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia enjoys a New York slice of pizza and heads to Caputo's, a family-owned Italian grocery in Chicago. She teaches viewers how to make their own pizzas with her Deep Dish Pizza and St. Louis Pizza recipes.

Pasta Two Ways (Episode #224H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 -- 4:30 PM

Pasta with Lentils, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and St. Joseph's Fig Cookies are on Lidia's menu. Lidia takes part in the New Orleans traditional St. Joseph's Day celebration that happens every March 19th, a true Sicilian celebration that made its way to New Orleans along with the large immigration of Sicilians.

Italian Style Steak (Episode #223H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jun 20, 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.

Another Seafood Celebration (Episode #221H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 19, 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.

Comfort Foods for Your Table (Episode #220H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 18, 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: Mon, Jun 17, 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: Fri, Jun 14, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 15, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Shrimping, Crabbing and Clamming (Episode #217H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 13, 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: Wed, Jun 12, 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: Tue, Jun 11, 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: Mon, Jun 10, 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: Fri, Jun 7, 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: Thu, Jun 6, 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: Wed, Jun 5, 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: Tue, Jun 4, 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: Mon, Jun 3, 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.

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