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Savory Baking (#320H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode, the oven is on for the fish dish, the vegetable dish and for the chicken drumsticks! Lidia creates three great main course ideas that are just right for days when you want to do everything in one dish and put it in the oven until it's ready to serve. She makes a baked fennel with tomatoes and oozing cheese. She then creates a rollatini of sole with flavored breadcrumbs baked in a light and delicate sauce of fresh herbs, lemon and white wine. Her simple and flavorful chicken drumsticks are made with peppers, onions and paprika.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 4:30pm

Cooking with Wine (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Italians love to drink wine with their meals and cook with it as well. In this episode, Lidia shares a meal where wine plays a part of each delicious dish: sausage crostini: a toasted piece of bread topped with sweet Italian sausage and topped with taleggio cheese; linguine with white clam sauce: a simple white wine clam sauce served with linguine pasta; braised beef rolls: stuffed beef rolls oozing with the flavors of prosciutto, provolone and golden raisins served in a red wine tomato sauce.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Eggs - All Different Ways (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's an episode devoted to the fresh, simple egg, and it highlights some of Lidia's all-time favorites: stracciatella: a simple chicken stock laced with ribbons of egg and tender spinach; frittata with ricotta: a luscious frittata filled with ricotta, tomatoes, onions and basil; baked eggplant and eggs: a baked dish showing off of one of summer's best vegetables.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 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 Life: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Herbs and Spices (#414H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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More Italian American Favorites (#421H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Italian American classics have always been favorites at the family table and in this episode, there is reason to celebrate. Today's recipes include the most iconic Italian American dish, spaghetti and meatballs; a broccoli rabe with garlic; and a holiday must - zeppole.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 25, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Gnocchi (#321H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

If there were another name for Lidia's family, it would be the gnocchi family. They love making them together and eating them. Lidia starts with a butternut squash gnocchi that is as soft as a feather and served with a velvety sage and butter sauce. Next, she prepares a marinated bread of chicken seared with shiitake mushrooms, rosemary and sage. Her sauteed earthy Brussels sprouts are made with pepperoncino, garlic and walnuts. They are nutty and spicy.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Italian Taste for Bitter Vegetables (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Italy is one big garden with a year round growing season. Vegetables are often the stars of the meal, and today Lidia will highlight the versatility of delicious bitter vegetables like broccoli rabe, radicchio and escarole. She makes baked radicchio. Sweetened by the cook time this dish caramelizes into a tender hearty bite. broccoli rabe and sausage: a classic combination with sweet Italian sausage and bitter broccoli rabe; escarole and white bean Soup: a heart warming escarole and white bean soup.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Ragu (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Steak House Favorites (#415H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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Olive Oil (#422H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Brodetto (#322H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Italian American Favorites (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Fruit Desserts (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Sweet and Savory (#416H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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Best of Zucchini (#423H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Baked Pasta (#323H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Crespelle (#412H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Agrodolce (#413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 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 Life: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Vegetable Favorites (#417H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Bolognese (#424H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Vegetables (#324H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 4:30pm 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 Life: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Cheese (#418H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Italian Cakes (#425H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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Dough and Crusts (#325H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 4:30pm 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 Life: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

My Favorite Braises (#419H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Braising is a preferred technique in Lidia's kitchen and today she prepares one rich braised meat dish, along with two braised vegetable choices for the home cook. Recipes include: beef braised in barolo; a braised kale with bacon; and finally braised cauliflower.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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