Lidia's Kitchen

Lidia shares anecdotes and recipes from her childhood


  • Potato, Potato

    Lidia shares a trio of recipes featuring potatoes.
  • Italian Style Salads

    Lidia shares salad recipes that go way beyond just a few pieces of lettuce.
  • Keep it Fresh

    Lidia creates some colorful summertime dishes featuring fresh ingredients.
  • Italian Essentials

    Lidia makes three Italian staples – Chicken Parmigiana, Arancini and Bolognese Sauce.
  • Sweet & Savory Fruit

    Lidia uses fruit in both sweet and savory recipes.
  • Southern Italian Favorites

    Lidia prepares southern Italian favorites.
  • Familiar Flavors

    Lidia adds her touch to classic dishes.
  • Elegant Eats

    Lidia explains how to add elegant touches to simple weeknight meals.

About Lidia's Kitchen

Season eight of LIDIA'S KITCHEN: REFLECTING AND RECONNECTING features stories that shaped Lidia Bastianich as a person and as a chef. Throughout the 26-part series, Lidia shares anecdotes and recipes from her childhood, when times were sometimes challenging, but happy and fulfilling.