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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: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 4:30pm

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, May 23, 2017 -- 4:30pm

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, May 24, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

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: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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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: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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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: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 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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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: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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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: Thu, Jun 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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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: Mon, Jun 5, 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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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: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

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: Thu, Jun 8, 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: Fri, Jun 9, 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: Mon, Jun 12, 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: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 4:30pm 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 Life: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Antipasti (#326H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There is a party in the air with an Italian flair. Lidia teaches the viewer several dishes that will work for any party - including a selection of varies cheese, cured meat and Giardiniera-style vegetables; an easy and quick sweet and sour zucchini dish and lastly stuffed mushrooms made with a delicious mixture of scallions, red peppers and fresh parsley. Lastly there is still time for a delicious salad of poached seafood featuring shrimp, mussels and calamari.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 4:30pm 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 Life: Fri, Jun 16, 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: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Chicken Stock (#318H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Every great kitchen needs a big pot of good stock and with this pot of stock Lidia will make three delicious dishes. She starts by making a flavorful chicken stock made into "Stracciatella," laced with eggs and spinach. She then uses the stock in her succulent stuffed veal chop with oozing fontina. Finally, she prepares a braised kale with bacon, a wonderful dish that she has been eating since she was a child.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Focaccia (#319H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Focaccia is an irresistible, crunchy Italian flatbread. It's great for sandwiches and even to stuff. Lidia begins by making a classic rosemary and lemon focaccia; she then moves on to a filled focaccia with smoky speck and fontina cheese. To finish these two lunchtime and snack favorites, she creates a salad of shrimp, fava and cranberry beans.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Layering Italian Flavors (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

"Alla Parmigiana" is a technique applied in many southern Italian dishes that is all about layering simple bold flavors. In today's episode, Lidia shows the viewers her chicken parmigiana light: a version of chicken parmigiana, a breaded chicken thigh layered with tomato and mozzarella and nestled in a bed of tomato sauce; steamed broccoli and egg salad: a simple steamed broccoli dish dressed with red wine vinegar and hard boiled eggs; and limoncello tiramisu: a real "pick me up" made with lady fingers, mascarpone and limoncello zabaglione.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

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: Fri, Jun 23, 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: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

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: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

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: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Poached Egg (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The egg is a staple ingredient in any kitchen and should not be overlooked or overcooked. In this episode, Lidia shows the classic technique of poaching an egg and making a warm mushroom salad: a bed of frisee with a warm medley of mixed wild mushrooms, pancetta and a poached egg; eggs poached in tomato sauce: a simple and delicious tomato sauce poached egg served with slices of grilled country bread and brutti ma buoni, a classic Italian hazelnut cookie made with meringue.

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    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • 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.

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

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