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A Comforting Casserole (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Casseroles have a place in everyone's heart and home. Today, Lidia shares a delicious and hearty Italian style version of layered casserole of beef, cabbage and potatoes topped with fontina cheese - a one pot meal fit to feed any hungry crowd. Lidia then stews apples and dried fruit in her spiced fruit compote and adds spices like clove and cinnamon - a heartwarming treat. Lastly, she is joined by Grandma for her coffee panna cotta, an easy make-ahead dessert flavored with coffee and sambuca.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 -- 7:30pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 1:30am

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 9: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 -- 12:30pm 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 Plus: Tue, May 1, 2018 -- 8:30am Remind me

Crazy for Mushrooms (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Lidia loves earthy, delicious mushrooms and today shares some of her favorite mushroom recipes that she has prepared over the years. She starts with a warm mushroom salad, a medley of warm wild mushrooms on a bed of frisee topped with crispy pancetta and a poached egg. She also makes funghi marinati, marinated button mushrooms in a flavorful mix of rosemary, orange and garlic. Her last dish is a hearty, flavorful and vegetarian chestnut and mushroom ragu.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 1:30am 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 9: Sat, May 5, 2018 -- 12:30pm 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 Plus: Tue, May 8, 2018 -- 8:30am Remind me

Spiced Up Soup and Salad Night (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Soups are a part of any Italian celebration, and Americans love pairing them with a salad and sandwich. Today, Lidia combines the best of both with a unique Italian style menu of soup, salad and bruschetta. The menu includes spicy Italian style vegetable soup, bruschetta with nduja - a crunchy country bread topped with a spicy sausage - plus a few other variations, and a simple and delicious skillet peppers and potatoes.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 9, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 1:30am 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 9: Sat, May 12, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Olive Oil (#422H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Olive oil reigns in Lidia's kitchen, and in this episode she teaches how to use it from appetizer to soup to dessert. She begins with a delicious tomato and bread salad - a delicious tossed salad of country bread and juicy ripe tomatoes known as panzanella; a nourishing rice and lentil soup and a cannoli napoleon, a new twist on the old cannoli: ricotta cream with crunchy almonds and chocolate layered between fried pastry.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 15, 2018 -- 8:30am Remind me

A Special Occasion (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

When a holiday or special occasion goes around, it's time to go above and beyond with an extra special feast. Today, Lidia shares some of her best recipes to do just that. Her wedding soup is a classic Italian dish that marries the vegetables and meatballs in a delicious pot of soup. Prosecco punch, made with raspberries and nectarines, is a real crowd pleaser, and finally you can't go wrong with a beautiful roasted lamb shoulder with carrots and parsnips, a rich and flavorful one-pot meal.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 16, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 1:30am 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 9: Sat, May 19, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Best of Zucchini (#423H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable, and in this episode, viewers watch as Lidia shares several of her favorite simple and quick zucchini dishes including: zucchini with anchovies and capers, a delicious side dish of zucchini sauteed with garlic, anchovies and capers; fried zucchini: a family favorite savory egg battered zucchini roll up; orecchiette with clams and zucchini: a great pasta dish made with clams, scallions and zucchini; sweet and sour zucchini: a quick zucchini dish that is perfect for a quick snack, side dish or appetizer.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 22, 2018 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Roast (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Lidia loves a good roast. It brings out unimaginable flavors, and the aromas from the kitchen will beckon your family to the table. Today's menu includes red onions stuffed with rice; a roast pork shoulder with roast vegetable sauce; and a brown sugar, bourbon and warm baked pineapple served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. She also shows how to prepare an easy dessert spread with seasonal fruits and a few store-bought sweet Italian specialties.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 1:30am 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 9: Sat, May 26, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Bolognese (#424H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's a world famous technique but made with milk, it is famous only in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. In this episode, Lidia shares a show stopping meal that consists of bolognese with milk: a traditional beef and pork ragu prepared in the style of bologna; dandelion greens with almond vinaigrette and ricotta salata: a vibrant salad of bitter dandelion greens tossed with a sweet honey almond vinaigrette and salty ricotta salata; pomegranate sorbet: a refreshing sorbet of pomegranate juice and dark rum.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 29, 2018 -- 8:30am Remind me

Weeknight Dinner (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Simple recipes are a must for weeknight dinners, and Lidia always looks for those that deliver a burst of flavor. In this episode, she shares some of her favorite quick weeknight dinner ideas. She starts with a sausage crostini, made of sweet Italian sausage topped with taleggio cheese. She then prepares a penne rigate in vodka sauce, an iconic creamy Italian American pasta dish, and then arugula salad with porcini mushroom and shavings of cheese.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me
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