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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

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.

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  • 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.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 1:30am 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 9: Sat, Jun 2, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Italian Cakes (#425H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The oven is on today in Lidia's Kitchen, and she is sharing some of her best cakes. There is a gianduia cake - a Piedmontese tradition and a dream for hazelnut and chocolate lovers; a delicious and moist chocolate and zucchini Cake; and finally a nutty walnut and espresso Cake.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 5, 2018 -- 8:30am 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 9: Sat, Jun 9, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Acidity (#426H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

At the base of Italian cuisine are essential Italian ingredients and vinegar is one of them. Lidia masters the art of cooking with vinegar in this episode. She prepares a red cabbage and bacon salad in a warm bacon and balsamic vinegar dressing; chicken in vinegar sauce; and a tangy garlic savoy cabbage and potatoes dish.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 12, 2018 -- 8:30am 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 9: Sat, Jun 16, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Italian American Classics (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Lidia cooks up two Italian American favorites today in her kitchen - lasagna with ricotta and fresh mozzarella, baked to golden perfection and eggplant parmigiana stacks, pan fried and made with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella. To round out the menu, she shares a perfect simple salad, traditionally eaten at the end of the meal in her Italian kitchen.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 -- 8:30am Remind me

A Dinner Party (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Entertaining comes in many forms, and today Lidia creates a menu that is perfect for an intimate gathering of friends and family. This simply elegant dinner menu includes swordfish alla bagnara, a delicately steamed swordfish made with an aromatic mix of lemon, capers and garlic, a traditional dish from the Calabrian town of Bagnara. She also makes a spicy bloody Mary, followed by a classic lagane e ceci, ribbons of fresh pasta made with chickpeas and pepperoncino.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me

Ragu (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The key to a delicious meal is coaxing a lot of flavor from an ingredient, whether it is meat or vegetables. In this episode, Lidia shares two ragu recipes: lamb and pepper ragu; and a chestnut and mushroom ragu: a heart, flavorful medley of chestnuts and mushrooms that make for a satisfying vegetarian ragu.

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 23, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Fish Fiesta (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Fish is a staple on Lidia's table all year long, and she loves to plan a dinner that showcases the best and freshest of seafood. The menu is diverse today, as she prepares mussels with fennel and saffron, a fun and elegant dish that is served with grilled bread; cucumber salad, a refreshing salad dressed with sweet honey, tangy vinegar and crunchy celery; and finally baked striped bass with lemon sauce made with cheese flavored breadcrumbs and baked to golden perfection. Her grandson Lorenzo joins her as a guest in the kitchen.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 -- 8:30am Remind me

Party Fixings (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Lidia says that the key to a great party is always the food, and in this episode she features some of her best party recipes from over the years. Barstow is always a great snack to pass around, and the combinations are endless. Her fig and prosciutto Barstow is a unique and delicious party item that she includes at almost any gathering. She also prepares a colorful marinated winter squash that is a favorite at her home parties. For a little fun, she also cooks up her famous prosciutto purses tied with chives.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 -- 1:30am 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 9: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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