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.
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: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 -- 12:30pm
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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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 25, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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.
Potato Pizza (#115H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Potato Pizza! Lidia creates a dough made from potatoes and tops it with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and Grana Padano. She pairs it with a cozy Barley Soup for a complete meal.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
A Delicious Elegant Meal (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Join Lidia as she prepares an easy but impressive Tomato and Mint Salad, a simple but mouthwatering Filet Italian Style with Balsamic Reduction, and a tempting gluten-free Torta Caprese.
Seafood Surprises (#116H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Lidia breaks down the artichoke and shows how simple they are to prepare and use. She stuffs them with a delicious light salad of tuna, capers, and hard boiled eggs. She matches Grouper with potatoes and peppers to create a lovely balanced dish. Grandma arrives in time for dessert - jam filled Mezze Lune Frite.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
Episode #201H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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, Oct 16, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
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: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Episode #202H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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, Oct 23, 2014 -- 4:30pm 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.
- KQED 9: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Episode #203H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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, Oct 30, 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.
- KQED 9: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder