This series is a paean to the importance of mealtime. Over the course of 26 episodes, Emmy-winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Lidia makes rustic staples, including oatmeal biscuits, apple cider-braised pork shoulder, potato pizza, salmon with mustard sauce, country onion soup, lentil country salad and Grandma Rosa's apple cake. Filled with tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table, Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom.
Sundays with Nonna Rosa (#114H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Anyone can make their own seasoned olives! They are a perfect snack or easy homemade gift. Lidia demystifies the process. Homemade pasta is another way to add authentic flavor to your dish. Lidia prepares fresh pappardelle with tender, flavorful Turkey Rolls.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 4:30pm
Potato Pizza (#115H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Potato Pizza! Lidia creates a dough made from potatoes and tops it with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and Grana Padano. She pairs it with a cozy Barley Soup for a complete meal.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 4:30pm
Rice Is Twice As Nice (#118H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia teaches viewers to make creamy Clam and Scallion Risotto with tomatoes. She uses the left over risotto to create a Neapolitan Rice and Meat Mold and serves it with a refreshing green salad.
Lemony Chicken - A Family Favorite (#222H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Two Savory Soups and Ligurian Focaccia (#103H) Duration: 26:42 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED 9: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 12:30pm 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Seafood Surprises (#116H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia breaks down the artichoke and shows how simple they are to prepare and use. She stuffs them with a delicious light salad of tuna, capers, and hard boiled eggs. She matches Grouper with potatoes and peppers to create a lovely balanced dish. Grandma arrives in time for dessert - jam filled Mezze Lune Frite.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Get to Know Your Grains (#117H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Whole grains are the backbone of a balanced meal as well as this episode. Lidia explains some common whole grains viewers can easily find at their local grocer. She then makes a fresh salad of Cucumbers with Whole Wheat Couscous, a comforting Toasted Grain Soup, and a healthy meal of Baked Whole Wheat Penne and Ceci Beans.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Summertime Delights (#119H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia prepares a light, healthy summer meal. Beat the heat with a Scallop Salad, savory Seared Sesame Chicken Breast, and a refreshing Mint Granita for dessert.
Garden of Goodness (#223H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Time for Brunch (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Heart Healthy & Heavenly (#120H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia prepares a meal of crispy Savory Potatoes baked with tomatoes and a heart-healthy Salmon with Mustard Sauce. Dessert is a light, fluffy Angel Cake, garnished with fresh berries.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Classics with a Twist (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
A Little Spice with a Hint of Beer (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Party Favorites (#121H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Today, Lidia is all about an Italian favorite at parties or large family meals - antipasti! She teaches viewers how to prepare four delicious snacks: Giardiniera - cured vegetables; a tasty Anchovy Frittata with Zucchini, a delicious savory Onion Tart, and everybody's favorite - Marinated Meatballs.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Under The Sea (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Family Favorites (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It's all about family in this episode as Lidia shares three of her favorite family recipes. Marinated Meatballs, Zucchini Parmigiana, Artichoke Carbonara and Jam Filled Mezzaluna are the stars of this episode.
- KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Chicken Three Ways (#122H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This episode is all about chicken! Lidia shows viewers how to make an easy poached Chicken Breast Salad. Shells with zucchini and Chicken, plus an elegant Sicilian-influenced dish - Chicken Breasts with Orange and Gaeta Olives.
Michelangelo's Favorite Pasta (#123H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia whips up Mafalde Florentine Style - just like il Divino would have ordered it. She also cooks up savory Loin Lamb Chops in a Red Wine Sauce. For dessert - a rustic classic. Grandma Rosa's Apple Cake.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Waste Not Want Not! (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
The Oven Is On (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
There is nothing like a warm oven that makes guests feel invited in a kitchen. The heat and the aromas permeate and bring smiles to everyone's faces. In this episode, Lidia shares three of her favorite oven baked dishes - Eggplant and Rice Parmigiana, Vegetable and Meat Casserole, Bread Pudding with Pears.
- KQED Life: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Good Enough for Grandma (#124H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Grandma joins Lidia to taste two trusty recipes. A creamy Ricotta and Vegetable Crostata, and a home-style Semolina and Escarole Soup.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Light and Delicious Supper (#125H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
A Delicious Elegant Meal (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
Pork Kabobs and Heavenly Ham (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Today Lidia's talking pork! Go whole hog and learn to make savory Prune and Pork Kabobs, comforting Braised Cabbage with Prosciutto, and Decadent Ham in Marsala Sauce.