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Lidia's Kitchen Previous Broadcasts

The Versatile Tomato and All Things Italian (Episode #225H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Tomatoes are known in the Italian culture although the tradition goes way beyond the simple tomato sauce. Lidia gathers some of her favorite tomato based recipes and shares them in this episode including: Tomato and Mint Salad, Tomato and Ricotta Crostini, Spaghetti with Quick Pantry Sauce. She finishes with a Gluttonous Tomato-a perfect appetizer or lunch dish starring oven baked tomatoes stuffed with bread, grated cheese and seasonings and topped with farm fresh eggs.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Chicken Stock (Episode #318H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Every great kitchen needs a big pot of good stock and with this pot of stock Lidia will make three delicious dishes. She starts by making a flavorful chicken stock made into "Stracciatella," laced with eggs and spinach. She then uses the stock in her succulent stuffed veal chop with oozing fontina. Finally, she prepares a braised kale with bacon, a wonderful dish that she has been eating since she was a child.

Dinnertime Soup and Sandwich (Episode #214H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia fell in love with the Soup and Sandwich concept shortly after she arrived in America. And soups are one of her favorite creations to make. In this episode, she prepares a velvety Spinach and Chickpea Soup; an Italian style Baked Toast Sandwich and to finish, she enjoys some Oatmeal Crepes with her grandson Ethan.

Sweetest of Sweets (Episode #215H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Today's episode features a collection of the best of Italian dolce or sweets - from cookies to cake to pudding. Lidia begins this episode with Anise Cookies, then prepares a Mint Granita, a light and heavenly Angel Cake with Fresh Berries, and lastly a Rice Pudding with a Blessing, inspired by one of the convents in Italy.

Dinnertime Soup and Sandwich (Episode #214H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia fell in love with the Soup and Sandwich concept shortly after she arrived in America. And soups are one of her favorite creations to make. In this episode, she prepares a velvety Spinach and Chickpea Soup; an Italian style Baked Toast Sandwich and to finish, she enjoys some Oatmeal Crepes with her grandson Ethan.

A Light Summery Meal (Episode #224H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Today, Lidia serves a beautiful Striped Bass with Tomato Pesto over a bed of fennel as the star of the meal. She then creates a tasty dish of Mint String Beans. For dessert, summer is still the theme with Peach Granita, although the granita technique can be made with all kinds of seasonal fruits.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Risotto (Episode #317H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

If you can't make it to Milan for a dish of "Risotto alla Milanese" bring the dish to your kitchen! Lidia begins today's meal with a creamy risotto alla Milanese with saffron and marrow bone followed by a succulent quail stuffed with Italian sausage and mushrooms. For dessert, it's an Italian classic - light and creamy panna cotta with seasonal berries.

More Family Favorites (Episode #213H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia prepares three regional Italian dishes - from Piedmont to Tuscany to Emilia Romagna. Her colorful Peppers Piedmontese are a great addition to any antipasto or buffet table, her Mafalde Michelangelo Style is a delicious pasta dish based on dish attributed to Michelangelo. Lastly she shares a Filet Mignon Italian Style with Balsamic Reduction using this liquid gold from the area of Modena.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Heartwarming Comfort Foods (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Who doesn't love comfort food?? In this episode, Lidia shares some of her most requested and delicious comfort food recipes: Pasta and Bean Soup; Decadent Ham in Marsala Sauce; and her Italian version of one of America's favorites: Hamburger with Homemade Ketchup.

Garden of Goodness (Episode #223H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Lidia believes in cooking according to season, and when springtime comes, she and her family all work together to create a beautiful garden. In this episode, she shares four delicious recipes that celebrate the bounty of the summertime garden: Tuna Salad with Boiled Zucchini, String Bean Salad with Capers and Basil, Whole What Cous Cous with Cucumbers, and finally Shells with Chicken and Zucchini.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Seared Steak (Episode #316H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

When talking about a juicy steak, grilling often comes to mind but for Lidia, it's all about the sear. In today's episode, Lidia begins with a crispy Montasio cheese frico stuffed with potatoes and onions. She then makes a seared steak with a perfectly balanced sauce of rosemary, shallots and mixed mushrooms. Her side dish is a braised escarole with olive oil, pepperoncino and garlic-simple and delicious.

Heartwarming Comfort Foods (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Who doesn't love comfort food?? In this episode, Lidia shares some of her most requested and delicious comfort food recipes: Pasta and Bean Soup; Decadent Ham in Marsala Sauce; and her Italian version of one of America's favorites: Hamburger with Homemade Ketchup.

Grandma's Favorites (Episode #211H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia honors the Grandmothers of the family. She starts with a delicious and quick Skillet Gratin of Mushrooms and Chicken, one of her mother's favorites. As the chicken is cooking, she heads to the side dish, Celery Potatoes and Tomatoes. Joining her at the end of the show is Lidia's granddaughter, Julia to taste Grandma Rosa's Apple Cake.

A Perfect Weeknight Meal (Episode #210H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Preparing a delicious and nutritious weeknight meal for the family is not always easy but Lidia shares some of her quickest and simplest recipes that will work in any kitchen. The menu includes: Carrot and Apple Salad; Salmon Fillets with Prosecco served with Savory Potatoes and Apple Crumble - a dessert that can be made with almost any seasonal fruit.

Lemony Chicken - A Family Favorite (Episode #222H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia creates a dish that is perfect for family and holiday gatherings. Packed with flavor, this crispy oven baked chicken is bursting with lemon goodness. As a side, she makes a Celery Gratin and a Belgian and Walnut Salad.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 12:30 PM

Fresh Pasta (Episode #315H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

Fresh pasta is an Italian family tradition passed through the generations. Today she starts with a silky pappardelle pasta dressed with pesto made from walnut, basil and parsley. She then takes the same pasta dough and shapes it into tortelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta, dressed with a classic marinara sauce.

Grandma's Favorites (Episode #211H)

KQED Life: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia honors the Grandmothers of the family. She starts with a delicious and quick Skillet Gratin of Mushrooms and Chicken, one of her mother's favorites. As the chicken is cooking, she heads to the side dish, Celery Potatoes and Tomatoes. Joining her at the end of the show is Lidia's granddaughter, Julia to taste Grandma Rosa's Apple Cake.

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