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Lidia's Kitchen Season 8 Episodes

51 Episodes 2020 -

Episode 1

Our Courtyard Cantina

Sat, Oct 3, 2020 27 mins

Lidia Bastianich demonstrates how to make classic cannellini and pancetta bruschetta. The dish is made with pantry-friendly ingredients such as toasted bread, cannellini beans, and pork pancetta. She also prepared a tuna and chickpea salad.

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Episode 2

The Olive Grove

Sat, Oct 10, 2020 27 mins

Lidia remembers Grandma Rosa's olive trees and the excitement surrounding the late fall harvest of one of Italy's most prized products - newly pressed extra virgin olive oil. Lidia's recipes in this episode showcase this treasured product.

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Episode 3

Kneading Dough

Sat, Oct 17, 2020 27 mins

Lidia recalls kneading with her grandmother as a child. She continues to do it with her grandchildren today.

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Episode 4

My Family's Milk and Cheese

Sat, Oct 24, 2020 27 mins

Lidia reminisces about her childhood chores, which included milking the goats and helping her grandmother prepare ricotta and other cheeses. She celebrates the culture of cheese.

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Episode 5

By the Sea

Sat, Nov 14, 2020 27 mins

The Adriatic Sea was a big part of Lidia's childhood, as she loved to play on the rocky beach and savor the bounty of the local waters. She prepares linguine with clams and broccoli, a twist on the classic linguine con vongole.

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Episode 6

Eggs and My Chickens

Sat, Nov 7, 2020 27 mins

As a child, Lidia's courtyard was home to several animals. She spent a lot of time with chickens, as she would tend to them and gather their eggs. In this episode, Lidia recollects those fond memories and creates a medley of vegetables, salumi, cheese, and more.

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Episode 7

Trieste's Flavors

Sat, Nov 14, 2020 27 mins

The city of Trieste always filled Lidia with excitement, even though she had to flee there to avoid the communist regime in her hometown of Pula. She and her family stayed with her Zia Nina, whose influence on Lidia's cooking is still seen in her recipes.

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Episode 8

Wheat Harvest and Pasta

Sat, Nov 21, 2020 27 mins

Lidia talks about the harvest of wheat and the hard word involved with making flour and eventually bread and pasta. She fondly reflects on her moments with Grandma Rosa during her trips to the mill.

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Episode 9

Cooking with the Nuns

Sat, Dec 12, 2020 27 mins

Inspired by the soups she had for school lunches, Lidia prepares a cannellini bean and lentil soup. Lidia attended school near the beautiful city of Trieste before coming to America and picked up many essential kitchen skills from the nuns who ran it.

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Episode 10

The Winter Vegetable Punch

Sat, Dec 19, 2020 27 mins

Recipes include a delicious Orecchiette with Breadcrumbs, Pancetta, and Cauliflower.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Sat, Dec 26, 2020 27 mins

After introducing southern Italian classics to American cuisine, flavors of northern Italy arrive as well. Lidia makes a layered casserole with beef, cabbage, and potatoes, a comforting dish that she likes to cook.

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Episode 12

Here I Come New York!

Sat, Jan 2, 2021 27 mins

As a young girl, from a small, rural setting, the skyscrapers of Manhattan were quite the sight for Lidia. As a young teenager, Lidia was in charge of most dinners since her parents were returning home late in the evening.

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Episode 13

Cooking as a Kid in New York

Sat, Jan 9, 2021 27 mins

Lidia prepares lasagna with ricotta and mozzarella.

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Episode 14

My Fruit Trees

Sat, Jan 16, 2021 27 mins

Roasted pork loin with dried cherry sauce is prepared alongside fennel and Asian pear salad.

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Episode 15

The 1970s Italian American

Sat, Jan 23, 2021 27 mins

Lidia honors the Italian-American culinary culture and prepares a Chicken Parmigian.

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Episode 16

A Day at the Market

Sat, Jan 30, 2021 27 mins

Shrimp, roasted pepper and olive salad, and vegetarian aubergine parmigiana stacks are featured.

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Episode 17

The 1980s Italian American "Evolution"

Sat, Feb 6, 2021 27 mins

Featuring recipes for pasta primavera "new school"; and raspberry and walnut butter cookies.

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Episode 18

Buonavia

Sat, Feb 13, 2021 27 mins

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Episode 19

Baking Bread

Sat, Feb 20, 2021 27 mins

Lidia cherishes the memory of baking bread with Grandma Rosa.

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Episode 20

The Italian Products Have Arrived

Sat, Feb 27, 2021 27 mins

A Belgian and red endive salad is prepared alongside a sweet cherry jam tart wrapped in an almond crust.

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Episode 21

My Goats & Ricotta

Sat, Mar 6, 2021 27 mins

Lidia makes light and pillowy "naked" spinach and ricotta dumplings. She then prepares an easy, sweet open cookie cannoli. Finally, her ricotta meatloaf is topped with tomato sauce to give it some Italian flair.

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Episode 22

Foraging Adventures

Sat, Mar 13, 2021 27 mins

As a child, Lidia would forage for ingredients that were not produced in the courtyard, garden or field. Ingredients that were foraged included asparagus, mushrooms, clams, and mussels, and this seasonal adventure was always extremely exciting. Lidia begins with a hearty Chestnut and Mushroom Ragu. She then gets on videochat with grandson, Lorenzo, for an Asparagus Gratin Topped with Fried Egg. Her Clam Soup is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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Episode 23

Fruits and Sweets

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 27 mins

Lidia makes a Fig and Prosciutto Bruschetta.

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Episode 24

Corn: From the Kernel to the Husk

Fri, Mar 19, 2021 27 mins

Corn and Zucchini Minestra and a savory Polenta Cacio e Pere are prepared.

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Episode 25

The Vegetable Patch

Sat, Mar 20, 2021 27 mins

Lidia reminisces about her childhood and the lessons that Grandma Rosa has taught her regarding her vegetable patch.

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Episode 26

Episode 901

Sat, Oct 2, 2021 27 mins

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Episode 27

Episode 902

Sat, Oct 9, 2021 27 mins

Cheese Please.

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Episode 28

Episode 903

Sat, Oct 16, 2021 27 mins

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Episode 29

Episode 904

Sat, Oct 23, 2021 27 mins

Lidia shares some lunch-on-the-go ideas to make an American lunch more Italian.

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Episode 30

Episode 905

Sat, Oct 30, 2021 27 mins

Lidia cooks up classic American cravings, like pizza and burgers.

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Episode 31

Episode 906

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 27 mins

Lidia cooks dishes that might "look" a little fancy, but are super easy. Lidia starts with a Belgian and Red Endive Salad that showcases a rich egg yolk vinaigrette.

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Episode 32

Episode 907

Sat, Nov 13, 2021 27 mins

It's breakfast time, and Lidia adds some Italian touches to American breakfast classics.

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Episode 33

Episode 908

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 27 mins

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Episode 34

Episode 909

Sat, Nov 27, 2021 27 mins

Lidia prepares a pasta primavera "new school" with creamy pesto loaded with fresh vegetables.

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Episode 35

All in the Skillet

Sat, Dec 4, 2021 27 mins

Lidia makes dishes that are straight from the skillet or poured onto a platter.

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Episode 36

Bread & Beans

Sat, Dec 11, 2021 27 mins

Lidia prepares delicious recipes that showcase bread and beans.

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Episode 37

One Dish, Two Meals

Sat, Dec 18, 2021 27 mins

Lidia is serving a recipe in two ways.

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Episode 38

Prepare the Harvest

Fri, Dec 17, 2021 27 mins

Lidia celebrates the Italian late-summer harvest and gets ready for the autumn.

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Episode 39

Fruits of the Sea

Sat, Dec 25, 2021 27 mins

Lidia cooks a vibrant dish of Halibut with Saffron Fregola that elicits memories of her childhood. She also prepares a Tuna and Chickpea Salad that home cooks can replicate in their kitchen. Lidia's grandson Miles makes her classic recipe of Shrimp "Alla Bounavia", which is one of her bestsellers since she opened her first restaurant in Queens, New York.

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Episode 40

Elegant Eats

Sat, Jan 1, 2022 27 mins

Lidia teaches how to add elegant touches to weeknight meals, while still keeping them simple. Her fennel and Asian pear salad features caramelized fennel topped with slices of delicate pears and raw fennel, resulting in an elegant salad.

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Episode 41

Familiar Flavors

Sat, Jan 8, 2022 27 mins

Lidia makes a roasted chicken with pomegranate and a chocolate ricotta cheesecake.

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Episode 44

Sweet & Savory Fruit

Sat, Jan 22, 2022 27 mins

Lidia uses fruit to improve both sweet and savory recipes. In this episode, Lidia creates a Cheese Plate with Plum Mostarda & Gnocco Fritto, a beautiful platter of cheese with seasonal fruits and her homemade plum mostarda and fluffy fried bread and served with Prosciutto Cotto.

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Episode 45

Italian Essentials

Sat, Jan 29, 2022 27 mins

This show is about some famous Italian staples – chicken parmigiana; arancini, and bolognese sauce.

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Episode 46

Keep it Fresh

Sat, Feb 5, 2022 27 mins

Lidia makes colorful dishes that allow the ingredients to shine.

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Episode 47

Italian Style Salads

Sat, Feb 12, 2022 27 mins

Italians love their salads after the main course, so Lidia explores her favorites. Recipes include Panzanella with Fennel and Shrimp; Orange and Tropea Onion Salad; Green Salad with Provolone Cheese & Green Apple.

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Episode 48

Potato, Potato

Sat, Feb 19, 2022 27 mins

Lidia cannot get enough of potatoes; she can make almost any meal feature or star potatoes. She prepares a potato and pasta soup – a hearty vegetable stock, thickened with potatoes and finished with pasta. She moves on to a nourishing salad of green beans with new potatoes. She speaks with grandson Ethan about his plans to prepare Grandma's ditalini with potatoes and provola.

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Episode 49

The Sweet Life in Italy

Sat, Feb 26, 2022 27 mins

Lidia makes a Bergamot & Ricotta Parfait featuring layers of sweetened ricotta, bergamot marmalade, and crunchy noutagine, and toasted almonds.

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Episode 50

Simply Lidia

Sat, Mar 5, 2022 27 mins

She prepares an orecchiette with breadcrumbs, pancetta, and cauliflower that features a medley of flavors and textures that adhere beautifully to the ear-shaped Pugliese pasta. She then makes crespelle with wild cherries, chocolate, and whipped cream.

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Episode 51

Just Braising

Sat, Mar 12, 2022 27 mins

Lidia shows that braising makes everything taste better.

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Episode 52

Light Lunches

Sat, Mar 19, 2022 27 mins

Featuring quick and easy flavorful light lunches. Lidia prepares a Striped Bass with Broccolini. The bass is dressed up with a splash of lemon to brighten up this already light, stovetop dish. Her Shrimp, Roasted Pepper and Olive Salad takes center stage on her Italian table. Lidia's granddaughter Julia is back at the oven for the Sharing Recipes segment as she discusses with her grandmother how they will make Lidia's Tomato Tart with Pecorino Romano.

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Episode 53

Little Effort, Big Flavor

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 27 mins

Featuring some of Lidia's best recipes that require little effort. Including her one-skillet wonder recipe of Sausages with Fennel and Olives that features crushed green olives and chunky fennel that makes her skillet sizzle with flavor. She also prepares a quick dish of Seared Lamb Chops with Mint Salsa and Roasted Potato Wedges. She talks to her granddaughter, Olivia, about her delicious and fresh Fragoncello recipe.

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