This series is a paean to the importance of mealtime. Over the course of 26 episodes, Emmy-winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Lidia makes rustic staples, including oatmeal biscuits, apple cider-braised pork shoulder, potato pizza, salmon with mustard sauce, country onion soup, lentil country salad and Grandma Rosa's apple cake. Filled with tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table, Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom.
Lidia's Kitchen Previous Broadcasts
Just for the Halibut (Episode #111H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia prepares Halibut Baked with Mushrooms in a lemon and white wine sauce, Savory Stuffed Peppers with capers and anchovies, and deliciously golden Anise Cookies for dessert.
- KQED 9: Sat, Dec 21, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
Comfort Food (Episode #110H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia prepares hot meal for a cold day. A main course of Apple Cider Braised Pork Shoulder with turnips, a comforting side of Mashed Potatoes and Fava Beans, and to finish, a decadent Pear Crumble with brandy and cherries.
- KQED 9: Sat, Dec 14, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
Not Your Typical Burger (Episode #109H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 -- 4:30 PM
Lidia takes on the hamburger and redefines a classic. Burgers stuffed with mozzarella and basil, then topped with Lidia's own homemade ketchup. As a side dish, a Tasty Cauliflower salad richly flavored with anchovies and herbs.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 7, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, Dec 7, 2013 -- 12:30 PM