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Lidia's Italy In America Previous Broadcasts

For The Love of Soup (Episode #214H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 30, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Soup is a great start to any meal and Lidia explores two different types: Minestrone and Artichoke Soup. She travels to Le Marche in Italy to learn about ricotta cheese and finishes off the meal with her favorite Italian Cheesecake recipe.

Lip Smacking Roman Style Saltimbocca (Episode #216H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Lidia makes Italian- American favorites: Mozzarella Sticks, Veal Saltimbocca and Zeppole. She heads to Eataly in New York City to learn how mozzarella is made.

For The Love of Vegetables (Episode #213H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Italians love their vegetables, and they are known for having some of the simplest, freshest and most delicious vegetable dishes of any country. In this episode, Lidia makes Stuffed Escarole, Stuffed Artichoke and Meat Stuffed Eggplant.

It's Chicken Time (Episode #208H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Everyone loves a great chicken dish and in this episode Lidia demonstrates the Braised Chicken with Smoky Provola and the Chicken Cacciatore Dishes. She also prepares a wonderful summertime salad, Panzanella, made of tomatoes and day old bread.

St. Louis's Little Italy (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Everyone loves a warm plate of Spaghetti & Meatballs, and today Lidia teaches the viewer how to take that classic and make it the way she loves to eat it. She also adds a Sicilian specialty - arancini - or Rice Balls to the menu.

Italian American Sandwiches #2 (Episode #211H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Once again, Lidia looks at the history of some Italian American local sandwich beginnings, starting with Baltimore's Italian American Civic Club Sandwich, a Primanti Sandwich and a Prosciutto, Scallion and Egg Sandwich. She also makes a delicious Celery, Artichoke and Mortadella Salad to accompany the sandwiches.

Philadelphia's Beef Rolls and Boston's North End (Episode #215H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Lidia cooks a savory meal of Braised Beef Rolls and Spinach and Bacon. She takes viewers to 9th Street Market in Philadelphia where she heads to DiBruno Bros, a 4th generation owned cheese shop that boasts Italian delicacies.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 21, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

New England's Italy (Episode #210H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

As the Italian immigrants settled the Northeastern coast of the United States, they did what they knew from their homeland. In many cases, this included fishing for the local catch. In this episode, Lidia makes Calamari Fra Diavolo over Linguine and she also prepares a Salt Cod, Potato & String Bean Salad. For dessert, there is nothing like a super simple and totally delicious "Zuppa Inglese."

From Bloomfield to the Strip In Pittsburgh (Episode #207H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Lidia opened her own restaurant in the Strip District in Pittsburgh where other Italian-American immigrants also started earlier businesses. But Pittsburgh's other well known "Little Italy" is called Bloomfield. In this episode, Lidia shares recipes from both of these areas, Braised Veal Shank, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Peas with Bacon. She also visits with Maria Merante, a wonderful Italian American woman who left her mark in Pittsburgh.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Italian American Sandwiches (Episode #209H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

The Italians love their small Panini, but here in the U.S. those traditional sandwiches took on lives of their own. In this episode, Lidia shows the New Orleans Muffaletta sandwich, the Veal Hamburger Parmiciano from St. Louis and Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich and finds out more about where they came from.

It's Chicken Time (Episode #208H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Everyone loves a great chicken dish and in this episode Lidia demonstrates the Braised Chicken with Smoky Provola and the Chicken Cacciatore Dishes. She also prepares a wonderful summertime salad, Panzanella, made of tomatoes and day old bread.

For The Love of Soup (Episode #214H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Soup is a great start to any meal and Lidia explores two different types: Minestrone and Artichoke Soup. She travels to Le Marche in Italy to learn about ricotta cheese and finishes off the meal with her favorite Italian Cheesecake recipe.

From Bloomfield to the Strip In Pittsburgh (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Lidia opened her own restaurant in the Strip District in Pittsburgh where other Italian-American immigrants also started earlier businesses. But Pittsburgh's other well known "Little Italy" is called Bloomfield. In this episode, Lidia shares recipes from both of these areas, Braised Veal Shank, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Peas with Bacon. She also visits with Maria Merante, a wonderful Italian American woman who left her mark in Pittsburgh.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Yummy Pastas (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Everyone loves pasta, and Lidia is known for her hundreds of super easy and really delicious pasta dishes that can be prepared any day of the week. In fact, this episode contains recipes that are perfect for the busiest of days, including Baked Ziti, Fettuccine Alfredo and Spaghetti with Basil Pistachio Pesto.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Kansas City Alla Parmigiana (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Italian American immigrants headed to the Midwest and created their communities in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In this episode, Lidia celebrates some of the Italian American dishes found on many a Kansas City menu including Penne Rigate alla Vodka, Chicken Parmigiana and Tiramisu. We'll even enjoy a moment where Lidia went back to Emilia Romagna to visit with her dear friend, Monica, to see how the chickens there are raised and appreciated.

For The Love of Vegetables (Episode #213H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 1:30 PM

Italians love their vegetables, and they are known for having some of the simplest, freshest and most delicious vegetable dishes of any country. In this episode, Lidia makes Stuffed Escarole, Stuffed Artichoke and Meat Stuffed Eggplant.

Sicily In New York City (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

The Sicilians were a large immigrant community in lower Manhattan and other areas of New York City, and they brought with them several dishes from their homeland. Today, Lidia celebrates the Sicilians with a Stuffed Calamari Dish and a Broccoli with Garlic and Anchovies. She then makes a Cappuccino Cake which she actually discovered in New Orleans - another locale with a very large Sicilian population.

Kansas City Alla Parmigiana (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Italian American immigrants headed to the Midwest and created their communities in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In this episode, Lidia celebrates some of the Italian American dishes found on many a Kansas City menu including Penne Rigate alla Vodka, Chicken Parmigiana and Tiramisu. We'll even enjoy a moment where Lidia went back to Emilia Romagna to visit with her dear friend, Monica, to see how the chickens there are raised and appreciated.

Heartwarming Italian American Classics (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

Italians are known for their big family meals, and in this episode Lidia celebrates two heart-warming Italian-American classics that are perfect for any Sunday get together - Chicken Trombino and Italian American Meatloaf - two family friendly dishes that will bring your loved ones close to the table.

New York Italian Style (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- 4:30 PM

In this episode, Lidia shares three delicious recipes that she picked up on Arthur Avenue and in Little Italy, New York. Zucchini and Eggplant Parmigiana, Roberto's Chicken Piccante and Skillet Cauliflower Torrisi are all the very core of Italian American comfort food. She also visits the Maugeri Farms in southern New Jersey and the Migliorelli food stand in Union Square Market in New York City to see what kind of traditions these Italian American families are passing down to generations to come.

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