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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Not Your Typical Burger (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia takes on the hamburger and redefines a classic. Burgers stuffed with mozzarella and basil, then topped with Lidia's own homemade ketchup. As a side dish, a Tasty Cauliflower salad richly flavored with anchovies and herbs.
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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.
Comfort Food (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia prepares hot meal for a cold day. A main course of Apple Cider Braised Pork Shoulder with turnips, a comforting side of Mashed Potatoes and Fava Beans, and to finish, a decadent Pear Crumble with brandy and cherries.
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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.
Just for the Halibut (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia prepares Halibut Baked with Mushrooms in a lemon and white wine sauce, Savory Stuffed Peppers with capers and anchovies, and deliciously golden Anise Cookies for dessert.
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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.
Crostini to Parmigiana (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Join Lidia as she makes a quick and easy Tomato and Ricotta Crostini. A Tuna Salad with Boiled Zucchini, and take comfort with Eggplant and Rice Parmigiana.
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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.
Rustic and Rich Flavors (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia prepares a rich Meatball and Eggplant Tagliatelle, an easy Vegetable and Meat Casserole, and a rustic Lentil Country Salad.
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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.
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.
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Piemonte Peppers (#126H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Peppers Piemontese are so much more than roasted red peppers. Lidia shows you how to create this classic dish. A cozy Country Style Fava Soup will send you back in time. For dessert - every culture has a crepe - and in northern Italy, it's Oatmeal Palacinke.
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