Fish is a staple in Lidias kitchen and she loves planning dinner parties based on seafood. Todays menu includes swordfish skewers with a sweet and sour sauce, made with balsamic vinegar and bay leaves; and Stuffed Calamari with bread crumbs, hard-boiled eggs, grated cheese, white wine, and parsley.
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.