Fried foods are not eaten often in Italy, but Lidia shares some recipes no one can resist. She makes crispy shrimp, a huge hit in her house that is sure to become a favorite in yours too; crispy baked tomatoes, plum tomatoes topped with bread crumbs and baked in the oven until crispy; and finally, polenta torta with gorgonzola and savoy cabbage, an ideal main course for a hungry crowd.
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.