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Lidia's Kitchen Previous Broadcasts

Sweet and Savory (Episode #416H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

It's all about the balance today as Lidia pairs some unexpected ingredients that result in the best of flavors. She starts the meal with her prosciutto and fig bruschetta: grilled bread topped with a salty sweet combination of prosciutto and fig jam; spaghetti with fennel and bitter greens: spaghetti tossed with fennel, escarole and a splash of balsamic; chocolate anise biscotti: the "twice cooked" Italian cookie made with chocolate and anise.

Dough and Crusts (Episode #325H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Italians will wrap anything in dough, whether it's savory or sweet, and still have time for a classic. Lidia begins this meal with a savory zucchini and rice crostata. She then turns to the sweets with a celebration of zeppole, a fried delicious dough stuffed with creamy ricotta. Grandma Erminia, who has the sweet tooth in the family, joins Lidia for this segment. Lastly, there is still time for a classic and Lidia prepares an easy steamed mussel dish with white wine, onions, bay leaves and pepperoncino.

Italian Cakes (Episode #425H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

The oven is on today in Lidia's Kitchen, and she is sharing some of her best cakes. There is a gianduia cake - a Piedmontese tradition and a dream for hazelnut and chocolate lovers; a delicious and moist chocolate and zucchini Cake; and finally a nutty walnut and espresso Cake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Cheese (Episode #418H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Italians love cheese, and with more than 460 varieties made in Italy, it leads to many mouth-watering cheesy recipes. In this episode, Lidia shares her cheese baked in a crust:gorgonzola wrapped with puff pastry and baked as crispy cheesy bites; celery, artichoke and mortadella salad: a flavorful and fresh mix of celery, artichoke and mortadella; and finally meatloaf ricotta: a family favorite meatloaf dish packed with three different cheeses.

More Pasta (Episode #314H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

When Lidia talks about pasta in her family, it's never "basta!" Today, she creates three new pasta dishes that everyone will love including a linguine with Swiss chard that is made with walnuts and creamy ricotta. She then makes a simple dish of farfalle with swordfish, prepared with tomatoes, fresh herbs and capers. And finally, there is nothing better than Lidia's spaghetti and meatballs!

Steak House Favorites (Episode #415H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Steak is a favorite in many American households, and this episode is a tribute to the nice juicy dish and showcase not only one of Lidia's preferred preparations but two other recipes that work well for a special steak house evening at home. Featured recipes include seared steak with mushroom sauce and braised escarole; baked potatoes with pancetta and oregano; and an almond cake with chocolate chips.

Herbs and Spices (Episode #414H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Fresh herbs are simply a must in Lidia's kitchen and today she makes three dishes that highlight herbs and spices. She begins the menu with pickled carrots: a quick pickle of tiny carrots packed with the flavors of parsley, garlic and mint; braised beef in guazzetto: rich, braised beef filled with enticing aromas and skillet cauliflower with lemon and mint: cauliflower florettes showered with lemon juice and a sprinkle of fresh mint.

Vegetables (Episode #324H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Whether used in soups, roasted or stuffed, the Italians love their vegetables. In this episode, she makes a platter full of roasted peppers stuffed with tuna. She then creates a mellow dish of savory onions stuffed with lamb and sweet raisins. The cauliflower and tomato soup is one that warms the heart and any kitchen table.

Bolognese (Episode #424H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

It's a world famous technique but made with milk, it is famous only in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. In this episode, Lidia shares a show stopping meal that consists of bolognese with milk: a traditional beef and pork ragu prepared in the style of bologna; dandelion greens with almond vinaigrette and ricotta salata: a vibrant salad of bitter dandelion greens tossed with a sweet honey almond vinaigrette and salty ricotta salata; pomegranate sorbet: a refreshing sorbet of pomegranate juice and dark rum.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Vegetable Favorites (Episode #417H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Italy is a garden year round, and Lidia celebrates an array of beautiful vegetable dishes including: celery stalks stuffed with gorgonzola and apples; an elegant asparagus and scallion salad; a refreshing fava sesame dip, that pairs beautifully with flat breads and finally a linguine with swisschard made with walnuts and creamy fresh ricotta.

Roasting and Baking (Episode #313H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

The oven is on in Lidia's kitchen, and she is using it for sweet and savory dishes. To start, she makes a springtime crunchy, cheese roasted asparagus dish. Next is a family favorite, baked eggplant with tomatoes, created with cheese, herbs and topped with a baked egg. Then it's time for sweets as she prepares an almond torte with chocolate chips served with a mound of whipped cream.

Agrodolce (Episode #413H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Sweet and sour is a classic combination of flavors that can be found in almost every cuisine around the world, and in Italy it's called agrodolce and produces delicious, balanced dishes of savory and sweet. Lidia demonstrates a marinated winter squash: fried and soaked in a sweet and tangy marinade made from vinegar, garlic and sugar; swordfish in sweet and sour sauce, showcasing a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity in each bite; sesame candy: a flavor packed sesame candy with citrus zest.

Crespelle (Episode #412H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Italians love their crepes either savory or sweet and in this episode, Lidia shows two of her favorite crespelle dishes, along with some great chef tips. She starts by highlighting the thin pancakes that can be made into so many things; then she makes a savory Italian favorite with them - manicotti and for a sweet version, she shows the chocolate and walnut crespelle that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Baked Pasta (Episode #323H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Everyone loves baked pasta, and in this episode, Lidia prepares a baked penne dish with a comforting pork ragu and zucchini topped with a golden crust of cheese. She also makes an elegant salad of asparagus, scallions and boiled egg and finishes the meal with a delicious and moist chocolate zucchini cake.

Best of Zucchini (Episode #423H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable, and in this episode, viewers watch as Lidia shares several of her favorite simple and quick zucchini dishes including: zucchini with anchovies and capers, a delicious side dish of zucchini sauteed with garlic, anchovies and capers; fried zucchini: a family favorite savory egg battered zucchini roll up; orecchiette with clams and zucchini: a great pasta dish made with clams, scallions and zucchini; sweet and sour zucchini: a quick zucchini dish that is perfect for a quick snack, side dish or appetizer.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Sweet and Savory (Episode #416H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

It's all about the balance today as Lidia pairs some unexpected ingredients that result in the best of flavors. She starts the meal with her prosciutto and fig bruschetta: grilled bread topped with a salty sweet combination of prosciutto and fig jam; spaghetti with fennel and bitter greens: spaghetti tossed with fennel, escarole and a splash of balsamic; chocolate anise biscotti: the "twice cooked" Italian cookie made with chocolate and anise.

Savory Baking (Episode #312H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia introduces this episode with "beautiful vegetables and a hot oven: a great marriage!" She then begins the meal with a simple and refreshing sesame and fava bean dip, perfect for flatbreads. Next, she prepares a baked eggplant stuffed with meat and vegetables, topped with a golden, cheesy crust. Her unique version of baked potatoes is made with pancetta and oregano.

Fruit Desserts (Episode #411H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Fruit desserts have always been an Italian tradition; they are simple, delicious and the perfect way to showcase nature's bounty. In this episode, Lidia highlights some of her fans' preferred seasonal sweets with: strawberries with balsamic vinegar, a light and creamy panna cotta with seasonal fresh fruit; juicy nectarines and blueberries in prosecco and a plum crostata, a free form Italian tart with juicy plums.

Italian American Favorites (Episode #410H)

KQED Life: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Italian American food: Is it Italian, American or a piece of Americana with Italian roots? Today Lidia pays homage to the cooking of Italian American immigrants. Recipes include: caesar salad; a luscious baked eggplant stuffed with meat and vegetables; and finally stuffed mushrooms, a true crowd pleaser.

Brodetto (Episode #322H)

KQED Life: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Brodetto is a savory, soup fish preparation that can be found up and down the coast of Italy. Lidia makes her rrodetto with onion, scallion, clams and mussels and lots of parsley and pepperoncino. Lidia's walnut cake is delicate and nutty with just enough espresso to make it truly Italian.

Olive Oil (Episode #422H)

KQED 9: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Olive oil reigns in Lidia's kitchen, and in this episode she teaches how to use it from appetizer to soup to dessert. She begins with a delicious tomato and bread salad - a delicious tossed salad of country bread and juicy ripe tomatoes known as panzanella; a nourishing rice and lentil soup and a cannoli napoleon, a new twist on the old cannoli: ricotta cream with crunchy almonds and chocolate layered between fried pastry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Steak House Favorites (Episode #415H)

KQED Life: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Steak is a favorite in many American households, and this episode is a tribute to the nice juicy dish and showcase not only one of Lidia's preferred preparations but two other recipes that work well for a special steak house evening at home. Featured recipes include seared steak with mushroom sauce and braised escarole; baked potatoes with pancetta and oregano; and an almond cake with chocolate chips.

Pasta (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Everybody loves pasta and so does Lidia. Today, she makes three dishes that viewers will love. Her first dish is an orecchiette with clams and zucchini, made with scallions, pepperoncino and garlic. Her spaghetti Caruso is made with a hearty sauce of mixed mushrooms, tomatoes, peas and chicken livers. She finishes with a unique dish of rigatoni with cauliflower, saffron and golden raisins.

Ragu (Episode #409H)

KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

The key to a delicious meal is coaxing a lot of flavor from an ingredient, whether it is meat or vegetables. In this episode, Lidia shares two ragu recipes: lamb and pepper ragu; and a chestnut and mushroom ragu: a heart, flavorful medley of chestnuts and mushrooms that make for a satisfying vegetarian ragu.

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