Lidia's Kitchen

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  • 2014
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.2  (68)

This old-school cooking show hails from era before the dawn of cable networks devotedly entirely to food. Chef Lidia Bastianich shows viewers how to prepare dishes, and she also offers valuable information about the ingredients that go into those dishes. The series airs on PBS.

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Surf N Turf
26. Surf N Turf
March 28, 2020
Surf n' Turf might not be an Italian tradition, but a Crispy Shrimp, Swordfish Skewers with Sweet and Sour Sauce go beautifully with a Maremma Style Steak! Tutti in Cucina! Everyone in the kitchen today!
All About Grandma
25. All About Grandma
March 21, 2020
Grandma Erminia's favorites grace today's menu and include a Rice & Pea Soup; a simple Prosciutto Cotto sandwich and a dish that the family finds on many Sunday menus: Baked Stuffed Shells.
From Italy to America
24. From Italy to America
March 14, 2020
Italian American cuisine has a unique history and continues to evolve with time. Lidia will demonstrate one of the traditional favorites - Spaghetti with Meatballs - before sharing a more contemporary Pork Chop Milanese that is a favorite in one of her restaurants.
Simply Delizioso
23. Simply Delizioso
March 7, 2020
Today, Lidia shares three simply delicious Italian classics - a Shaved Fennel, Radish, Red onion and Prosciutto Cotto appetizer. Lemony Shrimp over Zucchini take the stage for her main course and a light Olive Oil Cake is a perfect finish to the meal.
Restaurant Inspiration
22. Restaurant Inspiration
February 29, 2020
Fresh pasta with pear and pecorino is a restaurant favorite at Felidia, and Lidia shows how to take that flavor combination and use it in a risotto. She also demonstrates Short Ribs Braised in Barolo with Orzo.
A Roman Interlude
21. A Roman Interlude
February 22, 2020
Rome is one of Lidia's favorite cities, and today's episode features some Roman classic techniques. Recipes include Scallops Saltimbocca and Seared Lamb Chops with Mint Salsa Verde and Roasted Potato Wedges.
The Sweetest Hits
20. The Sweetest Hits
February 15, 2020
Italian sweets are today's focus and include: Blueberry and Ricotta Parfait; Chocolate Zabaglione and Raspberry & Walnut Butter Cookies
Home Cooked Restaurant Classics
19. Home Cooked Restaurant Classics
February 8, 2020
There are some restaurant favorites that can be cooked at home in this episode! Lidia prepares delicious Butternut Squash Gnocchi and a Pan Seared Halibut with Balsamic Reduction. Delizioso!
Feeding the Family
18. Feeding the Family
February 1, 2020
Family favorites are the topic in this episode.
Brunch Brilliance
17. Brunch Brilliance
January 25, 2020
Although Italians are not known for a brunch tradition, many of their recipes work beautifully for it. Today's brunch recipes include: Polenta with Honey & Berries; Crostata with Kale, Butternut Squash and Ricotta; Rice Balls Stuffed with Sausage Ragu.
Welcome to My Home
16. Welcome to My Home
January 18, 2020
Today's recipes are perfect for entertaining and include a savory Onion-Tomato Focaccia, restaurant inspired spreads for fresh bread and Skillet or Grilled Calamari.
Mastering Simplicity
15. Mastering Simplicity
January 11, 2020
Italian cuisine is known for seasonal ingredients and simple techniques. In today's episode, Lidia will share recipes that master simplicity: Sausages with Fennel & Olives; Orange and Red Salad and a delicious "Almost a Tiramisu" recipe.
Best of Baked Dishes
14. Best of Baked Dishes
January 4, 2020
The oven is on in today's episode! With a little bit of prep time and a hot oven, you can enjoy the appetizers with the friends and family while the rest is baking. Today's recipes include: Spicy Stuffed Clams; Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate; and Potatoes Stuffed with Sausage & Mushrooms.
A Stovetop Dinner
12. A Stovetop Dinner
December 21, 2019
The stove can do a lot of work in any home kitchen, and many recipes can be created simultaneously. In this episode, Lidia shares recipes for: Cannellini and Pancetta Bruschetta; Ziti with Kale and Crispy Bacon; and Monkfish Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Mediterranean Essentials
11. Mediterranean Essentials
December 14, 2019
Lidia grew up along the Adriatic sea so picnics at the beach were a common occurrence. Recipes in this episode include some seafood classics from the southern part of Italy including Orecchiette with Peas and Asparagus; Mussels with Farro, Cannellini and Chickpeas and a quick and delicious Chocolate Fig dessert.
Restaurant's Greatest Hits
10. Restaurant's Greatest Hits
December 7, 2019
In this episode, Lidia shares some of her flagship restaurant's favorite recipes that can be made at home. They include "gnudi" (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings); and a flavorful Whole Roasted Branzino. She'll also be talking "restaurant secrets" with some of her chefs in this episode.
Cultured Comfort
9. Cultured Comfort
November 30, 2019
There are so many varieties of cheese in Italy, and today's recipes feature some delicious ones. Lidia will make a Crostata with Mushrooms and Onion; A quick Salad and Chicken "Involtini" with Kale Pesto.
Great Grains
8. Great Grains
November 23, 2019
Grains are back in style, yet Italians have been using them for centuries. Lidia shares some of her favorite grain based recipes in this episode including: Risotto with Mushrooms; Barley, Kale & Butternut Squash Risotto; and Polenta Torta with Gorgonzola and Savory Cabbage.
Trattoria Favorites
7. Trattoria Favorites
November 16, 2019
We all love the rustic feeling of an Italian trattoria that serves delicious comfort food. This episode features some trattoria favorites incluing: Linguine with Clams and Broccoli; Burrata with Grilled Bread and a special Almond Tart from the heel of Italy.
Love Your Vegetables
6. Love Your Vegetables
November 9, 2019
Italians love their vegetables, and so does Lidia! This episode will feature three healthy and delicious Italian vegetable dishes including: Salad of Warm Greens with Bacon & Mushrooms; Leek and Prosciutto Grain; and Butternut Squash Soup.
My Italian American
5. My Italian American
November 2, 2019
Italian American classics are what Lidia discovered as a young 12 year old arriving in America. In this episode, she shares some of her favorites: Bolognese Sauce; Asparagus Salad and a lighter and more contemporary version of the Chicken Pizzaiola.
Storytime with Grandma
4. Storytime with Grandma
October 26, 2019
Lidia's mother, Erminia, is known to all as "Grandma." She is known for her laughter, singing and entertaining culinary moments with Lidia. In this episode, featured recipes include Corn and Zucchini Minestra, Fried Risotto and Beef & Root Vegetables Braised in Red Wine. "Salute" to Grandma!
Growing Up Italian
3. Growing Up Italian
October 19, 2019
Lidia talks about growing up and family traditions in this episode. Featured recipes include Shrimp and Mixed Bean Salad, a Roasted Garlic Crostini and Papperdelle with Mixed Fresh Mushrooms. A refreshing "Panache" is shared with her mother Erminia.
Memories of Mountains
2. Memories of Mountains
October 12, 2019
Northern Italy has some of the most stunning mountains and scenery on the Italian peninsula. In this episode, Lidia explores some of the classic culinary traditions of this area including a hearty Minestrone soup that she freshens up with pesto. In addition, she makes a delicious Stuffed Cabbage with her grandson, Lorenzo. Desserts are quick and easy and include delicious Italian "gelato."
Childhood Cravings
1. Childhood Cravings
October 5, 2019
In this episode, Lidia remembers some of her fondest childhood recipes that were made by her Grandmother Rosa in Italy. Recipes include Mussels Triestina and Cavatappi with Beef Guazzetto. A fun and fruity Fruit Smash Soda is shared with her mother, Erminia.

This old-school cooking show hails from era before the dawn of cable networks devotedly entirely to food. Chef Lidia Bastianich shows viewers how to prepare dishes, and she also offers valuable information about the ingredients that go into those dishes. The series airs on PBS.

Lidia's Kitchen is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (143 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2014.

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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, Crackle, Tubi TV and Plex.

  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (68)