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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 (131 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2014.

Lidia's Kitchen is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lidia's Kitchen on demand atAmazon Prime, Tubi TV online.

PBS
7 Seasons, 131 Episodes
October 11, 2014
Food
7.8/10
Cast: Lidia Bastianich
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Lidia's Kitchen Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Italian sweets are today's focus and include: Blueberry and Ricotta Parfait; Chocolate Zabaglione and Raspberry & Walnut Butter Cookies

  • 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!

  • Family favorites are the topic in this episode.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Lidia creates a menu for the perfect cocktail party. She makes Mussels with Zucchini Salsa Verde, a small appetizer guests can slurp down while sipping on a cocktail. She then makes Bloody Mary, a classic cocktail everyone loves. Corn and apricots work wonderfully together, and Lidia ends with making Grilled Corn, Apricots, and Portobellos.

  • In this episode, Lidia shares recipes that are quick to whip up and ideal for days when you don't have much time to cook. She starts off by making Green Beans with Mint Pesto. For a sweet treat, Lidia makes Chunky Cherry Bread Pudding, one of her favorite ways to recycle day-old bread. Next on the menu is Maremma-Style Steak, an impressive steak that anyone can make at home.

  • Summer is the time of year when some of Lidia's favorite vegetables and fruits are at their best. Today, she shares some recipes she loves making at home when entertaining, including Corn and Zucchini Minestra; Shrimp and Mixed Bean Salad, a salad that is always part of the buffet table in Lidia's home; and Polenta with Honey and Berries, a recipe Lidia has loved since she was a little girl.

  • With the oven on, Lidia creates sweet and savory dishes you can easily make at home. Gratins are delicious, and she starts with a Leek and Prosciutto Gratin made with Gruy

  • Lidia shares two recipes that are wonderful for a buffet-style meal, her favorite way of entertaining guests. She starts with a quick and easy Lemony Shrimp over Zucchini with a sauce of garlic, butter, white wine, lemon, bread crumbs and parsley. Next on the menu is one of Lidia's favorite soups, Clam Soup, served with plenty of grilled bread on the side.

  • Today, Lidia shares a simple menu for a party based around fish. In the summertime, she likes to turn on the grill and make Shrimp Spiedini with Zucchini with Tomato Salsa. She serves them with Seared Salmon Paillards with Arugula Salad; and finally, Cody Hogan from Lidia's Kansas City joins Lidia in the kitchen and they make Monkfish Meatballs served in tomato sauce.

  • In today's episode, Lidia shares some of her favorite chocolate desserts and one deliciously creamy risotto recipe. First, she makes a Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Parfait, a special treat she had growing up. Lidia then makes a soft and creamy spoon dessert, Chocolate Zabaglione. Lastly, she prepares a rich and smooth Risotto with Artichokes, Sunchokes, and Mint.

  • Today is all about rice, and Lidia teaches viewers how to master the technique of making risotto. She starts with an Italian classic, Risotto with Mushrooms; next is Red Onions Stuffed with Rice. No food should be wasted, and Lidia shows viewers how to use risotto leftovers by making Fried Risotto.

  • Calabria is famous for its fiery salami spread, 'Nduja. It is delicious on warm grilled bread, and Lidia shows viewers how to make a Bruschetta with 'Nduja; she then makes Raw and Cooked Salad for Summer with green beans and tomatoes, a wonderful way to enjoy seasonal vegetables.

  • Roasting enhances the flavor of any kind of meat and Lidia often makes a roast for family meals. Today's menu includes a Salad of Warm Greens with Bacon and Mushrooms; an easy and elegant Roasted Pork Loin with Cabbage and Dried Cherry Sauce; and Roasted Pear, Blueberry and Grape Compote for dessert.

  • Spices impart a lot of flavor to a recipe, and today Lidia shows viewers how to use different spices. First on the menu is Mussels with Fennel and Saffron, an elegant and luxurious way to serve mussels. Lidia loves peperoncino in almost any dish, especially when making Spicy Stuffed Clams. And finally, Lidia makes Chicken and Zucchini Salad with Horseradish Dressing.

  • Olive oil is an essential staple in every Italian home. It's the easiest way to add flavor to any soup, and Lidia shows you how when making Cannellini Bean and Lentil Soup. Olive oil is also used in desserts, and she makes Olive Oil Cake.

  • Lidia loves cooking for her family and today, she shares some of her favorite recipes to make for her grandkids, including a refreshing and kid-friendly Cherry Almond Spritzer; a simple dessert of Grilled Fruit, which brings out the fruit's natural sweetness; and Pasta Salad with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Mozzarella, a great dish for buffets, picnics, and large family gatherings.

  • Soups are a delicious and comforting way to warm up especially in the winter months. On the menu today is Spicy Italian Soup, Calabria's version of vegetable soup; The Perfect Simple Salad, a simple and light side that works for any kind of soup; and an easy-to-make Butternut Squash Soup, garnished with crispy crumbled bacon.

  • Lidia loves entertaining and today, she shares recipes that are fit for any Italian dinner party. Bruschetta is a great party appetizer, and Lidia shares one of her favorite toppings: Cannellini and Pancetta Bruschetta. Next on the menu is Beef and Root Vegetables Braised in Red Wine, a hearty-one pol meal your guests will love.

  • In this episode, Lidia shares some of her all-time favorites - Tomato and Onion Salad alla Calabrese, a great salad to make in the summer when tomatoes are sweet and ripe. Everyone loves meatballs, and Lidia shows viewers how to use leftovers in a Leftover Meatball Panini. Finally, Lidia stuffs Pizza Rolls with broccoli rabe and sausage and with ricotta and leeks.

  • Today is all about stress-free cooking for a holiday celebration or special occasion. Lidia makes Marinated Mushrooms that can be part of an antipasto spread or as a nibble with drinks. Vin Br

  • Today, Lidia prepares three pasta recipes that will become staples in your kitchen. The first dish on the menu is a quick Ziti with Kale Pesto and Crispy Bacon. She then makes a delicious summertime pasta made with plum tomatoes, Fusilli with Roasted Tomato Pesto, and finally Campanelle with Shrimp and Fennel, made with "little bells" that carry the chunky sauce so well.

  • On today's menu, Lidia serves Chicken and Sausage Bites with Apple Cider Vinegar Sauce, made with rosemary, vinegar, and honey. Fried food always hits the spot and next on the menu is Fried Onion Rings, made Italian-style with Grana Padano cheese added to the batter for flavor and crunch; and finally, Potatoes Stuffed with Sausage and Mushrooms is a rich dish that is perfect for colder months.

  • Fish is a staple in Lidia's kitchen and she loves planning dinner parties based on seafood. Today's menu includes Swordfish Skewers with a Sweet and Sour Sauce, made with balsamic vinegar and bay leaves; and Stuffed Calamari with bread crumbs, hard-boiled eggs, grated cheese, white wine, and parsley.

  • Today, Lidia shares recipes that fit any kind of party. She starts with Stewed Savory Peppers, a delicious antipasto, especially when served with lots of grilled or toasted bread. Next, she makes Pear Bellini, a fruity and bubbly cocktail guests can sip on while enjoying antipasti; and who doesn't love fried balls of rice? Lidia shows viewers how to make Rice Balls with Sausage Rag

  • In today's episode, Lidia shows you how to brunch Italian-style. On the menu are Herb Frittata Roll-Ups, a wonderful appetizer to pass around at a cocktail party; Pancetta with Fennel-Flavored Eggs and Apples, a delicious brunch dish served with lots of crusty bread; and Potato and Egg Frico, a favorite breakfast dish in Lidia's family, in which potatoes and cheese are baked together.

  • Italians love cheese, and back in the kitchen, Lidia shares her favorite cheesy appetizers - Baked Goat Cheese, Fava, and Artichoke Dip, baked to golden to perfection; and Baked Stuffed Vegetables, a recipe Lidia often makes when cooking for her family.

  • Today is all about feeding a large crowd, and Lidia cooks up recipes that all your guests will love- Sausages and Apples, a flavorful one-pot meal that is great for family-style dining; Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic Pesto, a delicious and economical addition to any party; and finally, Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake, a chocolatey twist to the classic Italian ricotta cheesecake.