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Lidia's Kitchen Previous Broadcasts

Heartwarming Comfort Foods (Episode #212H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 27, 2014 -- 12:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 29, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

A Little Spice with a Hint of Beer (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Fri, Dec 26, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

There is nothing more delicious than butterflied poultry with super crispy chicken. In this episode, Lidia starts with a Spicy Butterflied Cornish Hen made with hot cherry peppers, rosemary and wine. She then pulls out the beer to add to her Potatoes Baked in Beer. Our favorite Grandma Erminia joins Lidia to taste the Squash and Ricotta Tart.

A Delicious Elegant Meal (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 25, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Join Lidia as she prepares an easy but impressive Tomato and Mint Salad, a simple but mouthwatering Filet Italian Style with Balsamic Reduction, and a tempting gluten-free Torta Caprese.

Waste Not Want Not! (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Join Lidia in the kitchen as she makes use of left over lettuce by incorporating it into a creamy Risotto. Using a secondary cut of meat, she creates decadent Veal stew with Onion and Squash, and don't throw away that day old bread, use it in a tasty Bread Pudding with Pears.

Under The Sea (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

With a twist on Linguine alle Vongole, Lidia creates Clam Bruschetta using bread. She takes the mystery out of mushrooms and pairs them with Scallops and Scallions. Talking tuna, she prepares a refreshing salad of grilled Tuna with Mimosa Sauce.

Grandma's Favorites (Episode #211H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 12:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 12:30 PM

Garlic and Onion Steal The Show (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Garlic and Onions appear in many Italian dishes, and in this episode they actually become the "star ingredients." Lidia starts the meal with a quick and easy Savory Onion Tart followed by a delicious, mild and creamy Garlic Risotto. For dessert, it's all about chocolate with the moist Torta Caprese.

Piemonte Peppers (Episode #126H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Peppers Piemontese are so much more than roasted red peppers. Lidia shows you how to create this classic dish. A cozy Country Style Fava Soup will send you back in time. For dessert - every culture has a crepe - and in northern Italy, it's Oatmeal Palacinke.

Classics with a Twist (Episode #105H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia's reinventing Italian classics. Learn to make Lidia's fresh Mozzarella salad not with tomatoes but Celery and walnuts instead. She puts a spin on the classic Pappa al Pomodoro from Maremma by adding clams! Plus, a crowd-pleasing Zucchini Parmigiana, a delicious variation of on tried and true eggplant version.

Time for Brunch (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Brunch Italian Style! Learn to make savory rustic Oatmeal Biscuits. Then have a whole meal inside a plump Gluttonous Tomato - it's an easy dish of tomatoes stuffed with bread, herbs cheese and eggs. On the side, a versatile String Bean salad of with Capers and Basil.

A Perfect Weeknight Meal (Episode #210H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 12:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Simple Weekday Dinner Ideas (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Are you always in rush to prepare something quick yet delicious for dinnertime? In this episode, Lidia shares three of her favorite quick and simple meal ideas-all of which can work as an appetizer, a lunch or quick dinner. They include: Scallops, Scallion and Mushrooms; Chicken Breasts with Orange and Gaeta Olives; Tuna with Mimosa Sauce.

Light and Delicious Supper (Episode #125H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Fresh vegetables and dip make a lively, and lovely, precursor to a delicious meal of baked swordfish with lemon, capers, and vinegar; plus versatile Boiled Potatoes with Fresh Mint Sauce.

Two Savory Soups and Ligurian Focaccia (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Sometimes all you need is a little soup and a little bread. Lidia bakes a Focaccia Genovese and serves it with Le Marche Style Bean Soup prepared with sweet and mellow cabbage. With a few pantry ingredients, she creates a simple and hearty Country Onion Soup.

All in the Pantry (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia prepares quick meals right out of the pantry-perfect when you're in a hurry (or just want to clean out your cabinets!). Learn to make hearty Pasta and Bean Soup, flavorful Spaghetti with Quick Pantry Sauce, and a delicate spaghettini with Olive Oil and Rosemary.

Cozy Wintertime Kitchen (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 12:30 PM

Today is a celebration of some of Lidia's favorite comfort foods. The combination of potatoes and pasta in one dish is not unusual in Italy and in her Pipette with Sweet Potatoes, Lidia adds a beloved American ingredient to give it a nutritious and complex finish. Veal Stew with Onion and Squash is the perfect one-pot meal, in which the protein and vegetables come together. Her Tasty Cauliflower is a recipe that can be used with other boiled or steamed vegetables like potatoes, zucchini and parsnips.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 12:30 PM

Fall's Flavorful Favorites (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia creates a seasonal meal that says "Family Time! " Pork and grapes are a natural combination, and in today's menu she prepares Pork Medallions with Grapes; Baked Fennel with Sage and for dessert, a colorful and perfect cold weather Orange in Marsala for dessert.

Good Enough for Grandma (Episode #124H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Grandma joins Lidia to taste two trusty recipes. A creamy Ricotta and Vegetable Crostata, and a home-style Semolina and Escarole Soup.

A Delicious Elegant Meal (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Join Lidia as she prepares an easy but impressive Tomato and Mint Salad, a simple but mouthwatering Filet Italian Style with Balsamic Reduction, and a tempting gluten-free Torta Caprese.

Piemonte Peppers (Episode #126H)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Peppers Piemontese are so much more than roasted red peppers. Lidia shows you how to create this classic dish. A cozy Country Style Fava Soup will send you back in time. For dessert - every culture has a crepe - and in northern Italy, it's Oatmeal Palacinke.

Symphony of Pastas (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

There is nothing like pasta to bring Lidia's family to the table. In this episode, Lidia shares some of her favorite pasta dishes including a comforting Baked Rigatoni with Zucchini, a delicious Penne with Ricotta and Mushrooms and one of her personal favorites, Fettuccine with a Clam and Leek Sauce.

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