Lidia says that the key to a great party is always the food, and in this episode she features some of her best party recipes from over the years. Bruschetta is always a great snack to pass around, and the combinations are endless. Her fig and prosciutto bruschetta is a unique and delicious party item that she includes at almost any gathering. She also prepares a colorful marinated winter squash that is a favorite at her home parties. For a little fun, she also cooks up her famous prosciutto purses... [see more] tied with chives.
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.