Everyone loves pasta, and today Lidia shows the fun and economical way to make all of your friends and family happy at the dinner table with a pasta party. On the menu is spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, a delicious southern Italian favorite; pasta chinja - a heart-warming baked pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs and egg. Finally, Lidia shares her panzanella calabrese, a refreshing tomato and onion salad that is perfect for summer months.
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.