Lidia's Italy

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  • 2007
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.1  (68)

Lidia's Italy is a food show based on Italian cuisine. The show is hosted by Lidia Bastianich who shares her favorite Italian recipes with her audience. The recipes featured on her show range from old world main dishes such as Lasagna and chicken parmigiana, to tasty treats such as chocolate star cookies. Every episode will feature Lidia in the kitchen preparing the foods she has chosen for that episode. As she prepares the dish, she goes through each step and tells the viewing audience exactly which ingredients she is adding and in what quantities she is adding them. In addition to talking about the dish she is preparing, Lidia often adds interesting bits of information about the history of the dish or some of the traditions associated with serving it. Many of the foods she prepares are recipes which have been handed down in her own family. On some shows she has her grandchildren helping her in making certain dishes. The kids help roll up dough to form some of the traditional Italian cookies. Lidia also makes frequent trips back to Italy which are taped and added into her show. The taped segments always pertain to some food or ingredient she will be working with on the show. She might visit a local farm in Italy where cheese is produced. She will discuss the cheese making process with the farmer who shares his knowledge and expertise on the subject. When the show returns to Lidia's kitchen she will begin making the dish which will contain the same cheese that was shown in the taped segment. Lidia has a rich heritage in the Italian culture which gives her insights into preparing dishes with authenticity. Not only does she share recipes and background information, she also offers a lot of helpful advice in meal preparation and cooking. Some helpful tips can include how to tell when pasta is done and how to brown meats before adding them to main dish casseroles. Lidia also offers helpful information about the proper tools to use for food preparation, which includes using the right cookware for the type of dish being prepared.

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Conquering Cauliflower
26. Conquering Cauliflower
February 27, 2010
In Lidia's kitchen today, she makes Gemelli with Cauliflower "a simple, delicious and healthy dish" as well as simple Fresh Pasta Squares with Beans and Bacon.
Sweet and Spicy Calabria
25. Sweet and Spicy Calabria
February 20, 2010
Lidia prepares some fantastic Calabrian dishes, including her Sweet Onion Soup, some Spicy Calamari, and for dessert she makes Sesame Candy.
Three Pastas in a Flash
24. Three Pastas in a Flash
February 13, 2010
Lidia visits Basilicata and prepares Bucatini with Sausage, Ditalini with Broccoli Rabe, and Rigatoni with Lentils.
Gnocchi Sardinian-Style
23. Gnocchi Sardinian-Style
February 6, 2010
Lidia visits the island of Sardegna. In the kitchen she pairs malloreddus with a delicious Sausage and Tomato sauce. For dessert, it's a Semolina Pudding with Blueberry Sauce.
Rolling Out a Genovese Buffet
22. Rolling Out a Genovese Buffet
January 3, 2010
Lidia makes stuffed veal breast, or Cima alla Genovese.
Grazing in Abruzzo
21. Grazing in Abruzzo
January 1, 2010
Lidia visits Abruzzo and makes a farro pasta topped with arugula and ricotta. Following her main course of Lamb with Olives, she creates the deliciously fun Scrippelle which look like fettuccine and tosses them in a hot caramel, citrus and apricot sauce
Terre E Mare
20. Terre E Mare
December 30, 2009
Lidia visits Le Marche. In the kitchen she prepares Spaghetti with Clam Sauce along with a Ziti with Tuna "Ascoli" Style. Lidia also prepares a delicious Zucchini and Olive side dish.
Simmering Chicken in Beer
19. Simmering Chicken in Beer
December 28, 2009
Leave it to Lidia to bring the beer back to the kitchen, using it in a simple Chicken with Beer recipe. She'll also prepare Dumplings with Speck and a Celery Root and Apple Salad.
From a Valle D'Aosta Oven
18. From a Valle D'Aosta Oven
December 27, 2009
Lidia visits Valle d'Aosta and makes a heartwarming Beef, Potato, and Cabbage Casserole followed by Bread and Fontina Cheese Soup.
Airy Pasta Pillows
17. Airy Pasta Pillows
December 26, 2009
Lidia visits Bologna and prepares Fresh Pasta Dough; a pasta filling of Squash, Chard, and Ricotta; and demonstrate how to make a few typical pasta shapes, including tortelli, cappellacci, and tortellini.
Yodeling in the Alto Piano
16. Yodeling in the Alto Piano
December 19, 2009
Lidia visits Trentino Alto Adige and cooks Fried Potato and Celery Root Dumplings as well as Beef Rolls with Mustard and Vegetables.
Breaking the Bread
15. Breaking the Bread
December 12, 2009
Lidia visits Umbria and cooks a simple Baked Fish with Savory Breadcrumbs and a Chocolate Bread Parfait.
The Umbrian Twist
14. The Umbrian Twist
December 5, 2009
Lidia learns about strangozzi in Umbria and prepares two deliciously simple sauces: Tomato Sauce with Bacon and a Chard and Almond Sauce.
From Wine to Chocolate
13. From Wine to Chocolate
November 28, 2009
Lidia visits Valle d'Aosta and makes Polenta with White Beans and Black Kale, a Beef Fillet with Wine Sauce, and a scrumptious Chocolate Biscotti Pudding.
Fontina Hot and Cold
12. Fontina Hot and Cold
November 21, 2009
Lidia visits Valle d'Aosta to learn about Fontina cheese. This episode features Veal Chops with Fontina, a delicious Fondue Valle dAosta-Style, and a great Roasted Pepper and Olive Salad with Fontina and Creamy Mustard Dressing.
Amber Waves of Pasta
11. Amber Waves of Pasta
November 14, 2009
Lidia visits Bologna. In the kitchen, she prepares fresh tagliatelle with white meat sauce and a delicious walnut pesto.
Flora and Fauna
10. Flora and Fauna
November 7, 2009
Lidia visits Le Marche. Back in the kitchen, she makes lamb chunks with olives as well as a stuffed quail in parchment.
Braising Beef With Beer
9. Braising Beef With Beer
October 31, 2009
Lidia visits northern Italy to learn about the Italian beer scene. Back in the kitchen, she makes beef chuck braised in beer, whole grain spaetzle, and delicious baked apples.
Weeknight Stovetop Chicken
8. Weeknight Stovetop Chicken
October 24, 2009
Lidia visits Le Marche to learn about olives. Back in the kitchen, she makes a quick and easy chicken with olives, pine nuts, and celery steamed in a skillet for a tasty weekday meal.
Milano Classico
7. Milano Classico
October 17, 2009
Lidia heads to Milan and Bergamo, where she meets up with an old friend, and Cody Hogan of Lidia's Kansas City stops by the kitchen to share some of Lidia's favorite Milanese dishes.
Stuff It Your Way
6. Stuff It Your Way
October 10, 2009
Tanya gives viewers a taste of the town of Gubbio and Lidia makes torta al testo and a veal scaloppini with prosciutto, garlic, and anchovy fillets.
Umbria Family Jewels
5. Umbria Family Jewels
October 3, 2009
Lidia learns about wine in Umbria and makes sausage in the skillet with grapes, meatballs in broth, and honey orange crumb cookies.
Sunday Dinner in Emilia-Romagna
4. Sunday Dinner in Emilia-Romagna
September 26, 2009
Lidia learns about Prosciutto di Parma and makes anolini in chicken broth and veal scaloppine Bolognese.
You Say Tomato, I Say Apple
3. You Say Tomato, I Say Apple
September 19, 2009
Lidia visits Trentino Alto Adige and makes tomato and apple sauce with spaghetti, a salad of cauliflower and potato, and sweet ricotta dumplings with strawberry sauce for dessert.
Notto Risotto
2. Notto Risotto
September 12, 2009
Lidia makes rice with butternut squash, rice with fresh sage, and traditional rice with chicken.
Everyday Roasted Duck
1. Everyday Roasted Duck
September 5, 2009
Lidia visits Lombardy and makes crispy roasted duck, rice with lentils, and an almond cake.
Description

Lidia's Italy is a food show based on Italian cuisine. The show is hosted by Lidia Bastianich who shares her favorite Italian recipes with her audience. The recipes featured on her show range from old world main dishes such as Lasagna and chicken parmigiana, to tasty treats such as chocolate star cookies. Every episode will feature Lidia in the kitchen preparing the foods she has chosen for that episode. As she prepares the dish, she goes through each step and tells the viewing audience exactly which ingredients she is adding and in what quantities she is adding them.

In addition to talking about the dish she is preparing, Lidia often adds interesting bits of information about the history of the dish or some of the traditions associated with serving it. Many of the foods she prepares are recipes which have been handed down in her own family. On some shows she has her grandchildren helping her in making certain dishes. The kids help roll up dough to form some of the traditional Italian cookies.

Lidia also makes frequent trips back to Italy which are taped and added into her show. The taped segments always pertain to some food or ingredient she will be working with on the show. She might visit a local farm in Italy where cheese is produced. She will discuss the cheese making process with the farmer who shares his knowledge and expertise on the subject. When the show returns to Lidia's kitchen she will begin making the dish which will contain the same cheese that was shown in the taped segment.

Lidia has a rich heritage in the Italian culture which gives her insights into preparing dishes with authenticity. Not only does she share recipes and background information, she also offers a lot of helpful advice in meal preparation and cooking. Some helpful tips can include how to tell when pasta is done and how to brown meats before adding them to main dish casseroles. Lidia also offers helpful information about the proper tools to use for food preparation, which includes using the right cookware for the type of dish being prepared.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (68)