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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: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 12:30pm
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 12:30pm

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: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 4:30pm 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: Tue, Jan 24, 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: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Jan 26, 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: Fri, Jan 27, 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 9: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -- 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 Life: Mon, Jan 30, 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: Tue, Jan 31, 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: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Feb 2, 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: Fri, Feb 3, 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 9: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 12:30pm 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: Mon, Feb 6, 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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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

All About Chicken (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This episode features a "Best of Chicken" with some of Lidia's favorite dishes from the oven to the stovetop. Recipes include a succulent roasted chicken; a simple and earthy seared chicken breast with mushrooms; and finally a dish with a little kick - paprika drumsticks with peppers.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

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: Thu, Feb 9, 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: Fri, Feb 10, 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 9: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 12:30pm 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: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

Salt (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Salting your food is an important step in any kitchen, and the type of salt used can make a huge difference in your meal. Today's menu includes: salted cod fritters: crispy chunky cod fritters made for the perfect salty snack; penne rigate in vodka sauce: an iconic Italian pasta dish with penne rigate in a creamy pink vodka sauce; beef chuck and beer; a rick and flavorful braise that will beckon everyone to the table.

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

Gnocchi (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

They have been called the "gnocchi family" and in this episode, Lidia shares two of her more unusual versions of this dish: her butternut squash gnocchi are light and slightly sweet as they showcase this welcome vegetable in the potato mix. Her next dish is plum gnocchi, which is typical of her homeland and even sweeter, sometimes eaten as a dessert. Made with toasted breadcrumbs, cinnamon and butter, it doesn't get any better than this.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 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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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 16, 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: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 4:30pm Remind me

The Tomato (#420H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The tomato Is not native to Italy, but it made a big impact on Italian cuisine when it arrived centuries ago. From canned to vine ripened, Lidia shares with you several of her favorite tomato dishes including: stuffed tomatoes: stuffed with rice, mozzarella and basil; braised pork ribs with rigatoni: tender to the bone pork ribs and braising sauce with rigatoni; and green beans in chunky tomato sauce: a perfect side of fresh green beans smothered in a fresh chunky tomato sauce.

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

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

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 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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