Lidia Bastianich is widely regarded as the "First Lady of Italian cuisine and restaurants in the United States." Lidia is a best-selling author, acclaimed chef and restaurateur and pens the monthly newspaper column entitled Lidia’s Italian Table.
Half-Hour Chicken Dinners
Lidia shows viewers how to prepare delicious chicken dinners in a flash. Recipes: Chicken Scallopine with Mushrooms and Marsala Wine; Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes; Egg-Battered Chicken Scallopine with Lemon Sauce and Seared Sage-Marinated Breast of Chicken.
Learn the basics and beyond for preparing this alternative to pasta. Lidia is joined in the kitchen by her grandchildren. Recipes: Potato Gnocchi; "Drooling" Gnocchi and Gnocchi with Pesto, Potatoes and String Beans.
A Sicilian Menu
Lidia visits the cuisine of the island of Sicily with her friend Fortunato Nicotra. Recipes: Caponata; Spaghetti with Capers and Anchovies and Swordfish Skewers Glazed with Sweet and Sour Sauce.
A Winter Dinner
In the kitchen with Joe, Erminia and Giovanni, Lidia creates a cozy menu for a winter’s night in the kitchen. Recipes include: Lentil and Broccoli Soup and Rustic-Cut Roasted Lamb Shoulder.
A Pasta Chronology
Lidia leads us through three unique pasta preparations. Recipes: Baked Stuffed Shells; Garden Style Whole-Wheat Pasta and Capellini Cooked in Red Mullet Stew.
A Lesson In Rositto
Learn how to prepare this classic Italian dish with Lidia’s expert guidance. Recipes: Plain Risotto; Chicken and Mushroom Risotto and Shrimp and Leek Risotto.
Cooking with Bread
Lidia shows us how to insert bread into delicious recipes. Recipes: Potato, Swiss Chard and Bread Soup; Broccoli di Rabe with Day-Old Bread and Mazza Murru.
Give It A Fry
It’s easier than you think to fry food at home, and Lidia shows us how. Recipes: Deluxe ‘Tricolore Salad’; Mixed Fried Seafood and Marinara Sauce, Spicy Version.
Ribs, Italian-American Style
Lidia shows us her Italian twist on an American favorite. Recipes: Spare Ribs Roasted with Vinegar and Red Pepper; Braised Kale with Bacon and Roasted Root Vegetables. Guest: Joe Bastianich
Get creative with these three new pasta recipes: Buccatini with Chanterelles, Spring Peas and Prosciutto; Mostaccioli with Fresh Basil and Mozzarella and Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic and Parsley.
Bolognese Two Ways
With her son, Joe, in the kitchen, Lidia shows us two ways to prepare a classic dish. Recipes: Fresh Egg Pasta/Pappardelle, Meat Sauce Bolognese and Fazzoletti.
Sunday Chicken Dinner
Lidia offers two dishes that add up to a delicious Sunday dinner. Shells with Fennel and Shrimp; Chicken Bites with Potato, Sausages and Vinegar.
Light and Quick
When there’s no time to cook, try these quick options from Lidia. Recipes: Fried Banana Peppers; Shrimp in a Chunky Marinara Sauce, over Linguine over homemade "Fregola" and Chick Pea and Tuna Salad.