Lidia's Italy In America
Lidia takes us on a road trip into the heart of Italian American cooking today. As she explores the multifaceted approach to this utterly delectable and distinctive cuisine, we come to see that every kitchen and every Italian community is different. She talks with creative cooks all over the country - farmers, housewives, butchers, fishermen, and food entrepreneurs - about the ingredients they use, their kitchen secrets, and of course, their favorite recipes.
Heartwarming Italian American Classics (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Italians are known for their big family meals, and in this episode Lidia celebrates two heart-warming Italian-American classics that are perfect for any Sunday get together - Chicken Trombino and Italian American Meatloaf - two family friendly dishes that will bring your loved ones close to the table.
Pasta Two Ways (#224H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Italian American Sandwiches #2 (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
St. Louis and Chicago Style Pizza (#225H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Three Quick and Easy Italian Dinners (#226H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Sicily In New York City (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The Sicilians were a large immigrant community in lower Manhattan and other areas of New York City, and they brought with them several dishes from their homeland. Today, Lidia celebrates the Sicilians with a Stuffed Calamari Dish and a Broccoli with Garlic and Anchovies. She then makes a Cappuccino Cake which she actually discovered in New Orleans - another locale with a very large Sicilian population.
Italian Style Breakfast for Dinner (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia cooks frittatas today; they are delicious for lunch AND dinner and are also a great way to use leftover vegetables and day old bread. Recipes include Ricotta Frittata, Sausage, Eggs & Pepper Frittata and an Asparagus and Onion frittata. She also visits Brooklyn's famous Faicco with dear friend and restaurateur, Angelo Vivolo, to see their Italian American tradition of making sausage.
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St. Louis's Little Italy (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
New York Italian Style (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
In this episode, Lidia shares three delicious recipes that she picked up on Arthur Avenue and in Little Italy, New York. Zucchini and Eggplant Parmigiana, Roberto's Chicken Piccante and Skillet Cauliflower Torrisi are all the very core of Italian American comfort food. She also visits the Maugeri Farms in southern New Jersey and the Migliorelli food stand in Union Square Market in New York City to see what kind of traditions these Italian American families are passing down to generations to come.
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Kansas City Alla Parmigiana (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Italian American immigrants headed to the Midwest and created their communities in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In this episode, Lidia celebrates some of the Italian American dishes found on many a Kansas City menu including Penne Rigate alla Vodka, Chicken Parmigiana and Tiramisu. We'll even enjoy a moment where Lidia went back to Emilia Romagna to visit with her dear friend, Monica, to see how the chickens there are raised and appreciated.
For The Love of Vegetables (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
Yummy Pastas (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Everyone loves pasta, and Lidia is known for her hundreds of super easy and really delicious pasta dishes that can be prepared any day of the week. In fact, this episode contains recipes that are perfect for the busiest of days, including Baked Ziti, Fettuccine Alfredo and Spaghetti with Basil Pistachio Pesto.
From Bloomfield to the Strip In Pittsburgh (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia opened her own restaurant in the Strip District in Pittsburgh where other Italian-American immigrants also started earlier businesses. But Pittsburgh's other well known "Little Italy" is called Bloomfield. In this episode, Lidia shares recipes from both of these areas, Braised Veal Shank, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Peas with Bacon. She also visits with Maria Merante, a wonderful Italian American woman who left her mark in Pittsburgh.
For The Love of Soup (#214H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
It's Chicken Time (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Everyone loves a great chicken dish and in this episode Lidia demonstrates the Braised Chicken with Smoky Provola and the Chicken Cacciatore Dishes. She also prepares a wonderful summertime salad, Panzanella, made of tomatoes and day old bread.
Italian American Sandwiches (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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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New England's Italy (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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."
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Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End (#215H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca (#216H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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