Lidia introduces this episode with "beautiful vegetables and a hot oven: a great marriage!" She then begins the meal with a simple and refreshing sesame and fava bean dip, perfect for flatbreads. Next, she prepares a baked eggplant stuffed with meat and vegetables, topped with a golden, cheesy crust. Her unique version of baked potatoes is made with pancetta and oregano.
Daytime Emmy®-winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom — tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table. Over the course of 26 episodes, Lidia makes a variety of rustic yet elegant appetizers, entrees and desserts.