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Braising Smaller Cuts (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Today it's all about the braise. To start, Lidia makes a unique salad of radicchio and oranges, a perfect blend of bitter and sweet. She then makes a heartwarming braised chicken thigh dish with potatoes and olives, a family favorite. For another braise, she demonstrates a simple technique with cauliflower that brings out the nutty flavor of this underused vegetable.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 30, 2015 -- 4:30pm
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 29, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Going Fishing (#226H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's all about fresh seafood in this episode with three of Lidia's most requested fish recipes: Clam Bruschetta features crusty Italian bread, still warm from the grill with clam sauce; Halibut Baked with Mushrooms in a Lemon and White Wine Sauce is a great weeknight meal as is Grouper with Potatoes and Peppers.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 1, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Ragu (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Italians don't like to eat big pieces of meat, but they do like to braise small pieces with lots of vegetables into delicious ragus. In this episode, Lidia creates a delicious meal of celery stalks stuffed with gorgonzola and apples; mouthwatering lamb ragu prepared with an array of peppers and potatoes and for a sweet finish, a gianduia cake made of hazelnuts and chocolate-a Piedmontese tradition.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 2, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 24, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

A Light Summery Meal (#224H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 3, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Fall's Flavorful Favorites (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 4, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Quick and Delicious Braises (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Lidia loves long cooking techniques and braising but often, one just wants to prepare quick and delicious meals using the same technique. In this episode, she teaches the viewer to do just that. Her first dish is a velvety lettuce soup in a fontina gratin; she then makes a juicy but super quick pork tenderloin with balsamic onions. Lastly, she prepares string beans with rocky mashed potatoes made with garlic and olive oil.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 5, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 5, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 7, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 30, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Crespelle (#302H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Italians love their crespelle or crepes. In this episode, Lidia teaches viewers how to stuff them with tomato and grated cheese. Today's menu includes: celery, artichoke and mortadella salad, "crespelle manicotti" stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella and for dessert, an Italian classic - beautiful strawberries topped with balsamic vinegar, a Lidia favorite.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 31, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Polenta (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Lidia prepares a large pot of bubbling polenta, a dish that she grew up with and loved. From that polenta, she'll bake crostini with mixed mushrooms and cheese which is a perfect starter to any meal. Her granddaughter, Julia, joins her in the kitchen to help assemble and of course, taste! She'll then prepare a hearty polenta dish with bacon and broccoli, a perfect combination. Finally, she'll make sweet skillet sausage with mixed grapes.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

The Versatile Tomato and All Things Italian (#225H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Simple Weekday Dinner Ideas (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 11, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Fish and Seafood (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It doesn't get any better in an Italian kitchen than when Lidia makes fish and vegetables. In this episode, she prepares a nice and refreshing pan seared shrimp with arugula pesto. Her next dish is butterflied trout, fried in a pan with bacon and basil served with a zucchini dish made with anchovies and capers.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 12, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Eggs (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eggs were always a favorite at Lidia's home as a kid and they still are. In this episode, she'll prepare savory egg battered zucchini roll ups; a refreshing and simple fennel, red onion and celery salad topped with Italian salami and a luscious frittata filled with ricotta, tomatoes, onion and basil.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Perfect Roasted Chicken (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Every cook dreams of a perfectly roasted chicken, and today Lidia shows the viewer how to do just that. She starts with an American favorite - a crunchy, cheese Caesar salad. Her lemon roasted chicken goes beyond comfort food with onions, rosemary and lots of lemons. Finally she prepares a free form crostata with juicy plums.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 16, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Garlic and Onion Steal The Show (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 18, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Pasta (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 19, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Braising (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There are few things better than a great piece of meat braised in Barolo wine. When accompanied by some braised vegetables, you've got yourself a great meal. In this episode, Lidia prepares a crispy golden Italian style quiche followed by a fork tender beef braised in Barolo. Her side dish is a braised broccoli rabe with garlic and extra virgin olive oil. This is a meal any family will love.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Pizza (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Everybody loves grilling, and everybody loves pizza. Today Lidia puts the two together and prepares grilled pizza which anyone can do - rain or shine - as it's done in her kitchen. She makes a simple Margherita style pizza and another version topped with prosciutto. To start, her fresh and crunchy salad is made with cucumbers, string beans and potatoes. For dessert, she prepares juicy peaches and blueberries soaked in prosecco.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 23, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Savory Baking (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 26, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Roasting and Baking (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 2, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

More Pasta (#314H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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!

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 9, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Fresh Pasta (#315H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 16, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Seared Steak (#316H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 23, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Risotto (#317H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 30, 2016 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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