Lidia's Kitchen

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  • TV-Y
  • 2014
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.2  (71)

Lidia's Kitchen is a cooking show from PBS that debuted in 2013. The show is hosted by world-renowned chef, author, and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich. In the show, Lidia shares her love of Italian cuisine and demonstrates how to prepare simple yet delicious dishes that are perfect for any occasion.

Lidia's Kitchen is not just a typical cooking show. What sets it apart is that it is more than just a demonstration of recipes. Instead, Lidia shares her passion for Italian cuisine and culture, and how food is such an important part of everyday life. Each episode has a particular theme or focus, such as preparing meals for large gatherings, cooking with family, or making dishes for a romantic dinner.

The show features Lidia in her home kitchen, along with her mother Erminia Motika, daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali, and granddaughter Julia Manuali. The interaction between the family members adds a personal touch to the show, and viewers get to see how Lidia's love for cooking has passed down through the generations.

One of the things that make Lidia's Kitchen unique is that the recipes are easy to follow and can be made with ingredients found at any supermarket. Lidia emphasizes the importance of using fresh, seasonal ingredients and local products whenever possible. She also shares tips and tricks on how to save time and create flavorful dishes with just a few ingredients.

Another feature of the show is Lidia's approach to cooking. She emphasizes the importance of not being too rigid when it comes to following recipes. Instead, she encourages viewers to experiment with ingredients and make dishes their own.

Throughout the show, Lidia draws on her wealth of culinary knowledge and experience. She has a warm and engaging presence, and viewers feel like they are cooking alongside her. Lidia's signature move is tasting the food as she goes along, and often exclaiming "Mmm…delicious" as she savors her creations.

Lidia's Kitchen is not just a show about cooking, but also about the connection between food, family, and culture. Each episode features Lidia sharing stories and memories related to the food she is preparing, and viewers are transported to Italy as she describes the flavors and aromas of the dishes.

The show is shot in a relaxed and naturalistic style, with minimal editing and no commercial breaks. The focus is on the food, the family, and the cooking process. The show is also filmed in high definition, which allows viewers to see every detail of the cooking process, from the chopping of vegetables to the sizzling of meat on the stove.

In conclusion, Lidia's Kitchen is a wonderful cooking show that is perfect for anyone who enjoys Italian cuisine or is interested in cooking. Lidia's warm and engaging presence, her passion for food and culture, and her easy-to-follow recipes make this show a must-watch for anyone who wants to improve their cooking skills or just enjoy some delicious food.

Lidia's Kitchen is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (205 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2014.

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Little Effort, Big Flavor
26. Little Effort, Big Flavor
March 26, 2022
Sausages with fennel and green olives; seared lamb chops with mint salsa and roasted potato wedges; fragoncello.
Light Lunches
25. Light Lunches
March 19, 2022
Striped bass with broccolini; roasted pepper and olive salad; tomato tart with pecorino Romano.
Just Braising
24. Just Braising
March 15, 2022
Oven-braised pork chops with red onions and pears; beef and root vegetables braised in red wine; tomato-braised cauliflower recipe.
Simply Lidia
23. Simply Lidia
March 5, 2022
Orecchiette with breadcrumbs, pancetta, and cauliflower; crespelle with wild cherries, chocolate, and whipped cream; lemon ice.
The Sweet Life in Italy
22. The Sweet Life in Italy
February 26, 2022
Bergamot and ricotta parfait with nougatine and toasted almonds; almond tart; chocolate anise biscotti.
Potato, Potato
21. Potato, Potato
April 19, 2104
Potato and pasta soup; a salad of green beans and new potatoes; ditalini with potatoes and provoke.
Italian Style Salads
20. Italian Style Salads
February 12, 2022
Panzanella with fennel and shrimp; orange and Tropea onion salad; green salad with apples and provolone; cabbage salad with speck.
Keep it Fresh
19. Keep it Fresh
February 5, 2022
Shrimp and melon salad with basil mint pesto; peaches in white wine; mezze rigatoni with raw tomato sauce.
Italian Essentials
18. Italian Essentials
January 29, 2022
A light version of chicken parmigiana; rice balls stuffed with sausage ragu; Lidia's traditional Bolognese sauce.
Sweet & Savory Fruit
17. Sweet & Savory Fruit
January 22, 2022
A cheese plate with plum mostarda and gnocco fritto; a platter of cheese with seasonal fruits and plum mostarda; fluffy fried bread served with prosciutto cotto; sausage and apples; risotto with orange juice.
Southern Italian Favorites
16. Southern Italian Favorites
January 15, 2022
Southern Italian-style bruschetta; tomato and Tropea onion salad featuring crispy friselle bread; spicy bloody mary; panzerotti.
Familiar Flavors
15. Familiar Flavors
January 8, 2022
Roasted chicken with pomegranate and a chocolate ricotta cheesecake; baked beans.
Elegant Eats
14. Elegant Eats
January 1, 2022
Fennel and Asian pear salad; cheesy veal chops with cabbage served in a butter sauce; lentil crostini.
Fruits of the Sea
13. Fruits of the Sea
December 25, 2021
Halibut with saffron fregola; tuna and chickpea salad; shrimp alla Buonavia.
One Dish, Two Meals
12. One Dish, Two Meals
December 18, 2021
Zucchini, peas and pancetta risotto; author Katie Parla's capellini and asparagus frittata becomes an involtini alla piazzetta; risotto cakes.
Bread & Beans
11. Bread & Beans
December 11, 2021
Crostini with fresh tomatoes and ricotta; warm crostini with smothered kale and melty fontina; monkfish brodetto with cannellini; garlic bread three ways.
All in the Skillet
10. All in the Skillet
December 4, 2021
Skillet shrimp with asparagus features sauteed shrimp over grilled bread; skillet gratinates of pork, aubergine, and zucchini; one-pot soft polenta.
Salt Your Pasta Water!
9. Salt Your Pasta Water!
November 27, 2021
Pasta primavera "new school" with creamy pesto loaded with fresh vegetables; penne with vodka sauce; cavatappi with asparagus and spinach pesto.
Prepare the Harvest
8. Prepare the Harvest
November 20, 2021
Celebrating the late-summer harvest with oat risotto with butternut squash and sunchokes; stuffed mushrooms; one-bowl olive oil cake and red wine poached pears.
Breakfast at Lidia's
7. Breakfast at Lidia's
November 13, 2021
Fried potatoes with sausage and eggs; breakfast risotto featuring bacon, egg and cheese; ricotta pancakes.
Dress Up Dinner
6. Dress Up Dinner
November 6, 2021
A Belgian and endive salad that features a rich egg yolk vinaigrette; naked ricotta dumplings with a sage-butter sauce; and stuffed tomatoes.
Go-to Cravings
5. Go-to Cravings
October 30, 2021
Pam pizza and a mozzarella cheeseburger using focaccia, mozzarella, pickled pereroncino, and a grilled tomato; crispy baked chicken cutlets.
An Italian Lunchbox
4. An Italian Lunchbox
April 19, 2104
Lidia shares some lunch-on-the-go ideas to make the American tradition more Italian.
Family Meal
3. Family Meal
October 16, 2021
Balsamic chicken stir fry; traditional frico with montasio cheese; a sweet grape and ricotta pizza that can be served as dessert, for brunch, or as a snack.
Cheese Please!
2. Cheese Please!
October 9, 2021
Lidia shows how to add cow's, sheep and goat's milk cheeses to almost any dish.
What's For Dinner?
1. What's For Dinner?
October 2, 2021
Lidia tosses arborio rice with olives, roasted peppers, artichokes, and provolone to create a satisfying and vibrant "Antipasto" Rice Salad. She also pulls together a Sauteed Chicken dressed in a Bright Lemon Caper Sauce over Spinach.
Where to Watch Lidia's Kitchen
Lidia's Kitchen is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lidia's Kitchen on demand at Amazon Prime, FuboTV, Crackle, Tubi TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (71)