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.
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: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 4:30pm
All in the Pantry (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 12:30pm email reminder
Two Savory Soups and Ligurian Focaccia (#103H) Duration: 26:46 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.
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, May 15, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, May 22, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, May 29, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder