Season 8

This season of Lidia’s Kitchen features stories that shaped Lidia Bastianich as a person and as a chef. Lidia shares anecdotes and recipes from her childhood, reflections on older dishes, and moments of “reconnecting” where, via video chat, she cooks with family and friends.

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Our Courtyard Cantina

Lidia reminisces before preparing pantry-friendly dishes.

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Our Courtyard Cantina

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The Olive Grove

Lidia’s recipes showcase extra-virgin olive oil.

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The Olive Grove

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Kneading Dough

Lidia prepares a crostata, panzanella and pappardelle.

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Kneading Dough

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My Family’s Milk and Cheese

Lidia celebrates Italy's culture of cheese with three recipes.

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My Family’s Milk and Cheese

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By The Sea

Lidia prepares three dishes she enjoyed as a child living near the Adriatic Sea.

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By The Sea

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Eggs and My Chickens

Lidia recalls fond memories while preparing three dishes featuring eggs and chicken.

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Eggs and My Chickens

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Trieste’s International Flavors

Lidia prepares recipes influenced by her Zia Nina.

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Trieste’s International Flavors

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Wheat Harvest and Pasta

Lidia prepares three recipes while discussing how bread and pasta are made.

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Wheat Harvest and Pasta

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Cooking with the Nuns

Lidia prepares three soups she ate for school lunches in Trieste.

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Cooking with the Nuns

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The Winter Vegetable Punch

Lidia makes delicious dishes using cauliflower and cabbage.

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The Winter Vegetable Punch

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The Flavors of Northern Italy

Liida prepares three dishes with origins in northern Italy.

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The Flavors of Northern Italy

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Here I Come New York!

Lidia prepares a filling meal inspired by her early days living in New York City.

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Here I Come New York!

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Cooking as a Kid in New York

Lidia prepares Italian-American dishes she learned how to make in New York.

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Cooking as a Kid in New York

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My Fruit Trees

Lidia prepares fruit-based recipes inspired by her upbringing in Istria.

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My Fruit Trees

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The 1970s Italian American

Lidia honors Italian-American culinary culture with three classic dishes.

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The 1970s Italian American

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A Day at the Market

Lidia uses market-fresh ingredients to create two dishes.

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A Day at the Market

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The 1980s Italian American “Evolution”

Liida creates dishes inspired by northern Italian cuisine.

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The 1980s Italian American “Evolution”

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Buonavia

Lidia prepares a menu inspired by her first restaurant, Buonavia, in Queens, New York.

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Buonavia

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Baking Bread

Lidia makes a trio of homemade breads: focaccia and two kinds of pizza rolls.

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Baking Bread

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The Italian Products Have Arrived!

Lidia makes a salad and a tart using fresh produce favored by Italians.

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The Italian Products Have Arrived!

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My Goats & Ricotta

Lidia makes dumplings, canoli and meatloaf with ricotta.

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My Goats & Ricotta

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Foraging Adventures

Liida makes dishes using foraged ingredients: chestnuts, mushrooms and asparagus.

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Foraging Adventures

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The Vegetable Patch

Lidia works in garden then makes dishes using salad greens, green beans and potatoes.

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The Vegetable Patch

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Fruits and Sweets

Lidia prepares a bruschetta, truffles and a tart using fresh, seasonal fruit.

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Fruits and Sweets