Today's episode is about sweet treats and includes an Italian cookie, an Italian parfait, and a tart! Lidia prepares a Bergamot & Ricotta Parfait featuring layers of sweetened ricotta, aromatic bergamot marmalade, crunchy nougatine, and toasted almonds. She makes an Almond Tart - from a delicate, fluffy, meringue, and almond tart shell. It's a light and airy, sweet treat. Granddaughter Julia has been making sweets on Lidia's shows since she was a toddler, so it's no surprise that she is featured... [see more] in the Sharing Recipes segment as Lidia talks with her about sending a sweet college care package of Chocolate Anise Biscotti.
LIDIA'S KITCHEN is a paean to the importance of mealtime. Over the course of 26 episodes, 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 makes rustic staples, including oatmeal biscuits, apple cider-braised pork shoulder, potato pizza, salmon with mustard sauce, country onion soup, lentil country salad and Grandma Rosa's apple cake. Filled with tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table, Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom.