In this episode, Lidia shares recipes that are quick to whip up and ideal for days when you dont have much time to cook. She starts off by making green beans with mint pesto, a fresh alternative to the well-known green beans with butter. For a sweet treat, Lidia makes chunky cherry bread pudding, one of her favorite ways to recycle day-old bread. Next on the menu is maremma-style steak, an impressive steak that anyone can make at home.
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.