Lidia's The Best of Italy

Lidia's The Best of Italy

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 12:00pm

Pictured: Lidia Bastianich


The famed chef cooks up some delicious Italian cuisine.

In her latest special, Lidia Bastianich whips up delicious appetizers, main courses and desserts inspired by visits to her native Italy. Lidia's The Best of Italy, airing Saturday, November 28 at 12 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11), features three episodes from the current season of Lidia's Italy.

In the first act, Lidia goes clamming with one of the villagers, visits a fish market and learns about the production of extra virgin olive oil. The second act spotlights simple rice dishes, the merits of a quick risotto versus the more labor-intensive version and a visit to a rice farm to learn about the traditional and modern methods of harvesting rice. In the third and final segment, Lidia learns to make Fontina cheese at the Caseificio Vallet Pietro dairy and then receives cow-milking lessons from Matilda the cow lady. During the breaks, Lidia prepares different pestos, pairs different cheeses with fruit and wine, repurposes leftover bread for panzanella and croutons, and makes a chocolate bread parfait.






Audio Problem

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Audio Problems

Hi Roger,

You are absolutely correct - we were experiencing major audio problems during our broadcast of Lidia's Best of Italy. We actually had to substitute a different Lidia program. I am very sorry and I do hope that we have corrected this problem for the future. Many thanks for watching and letting us know about the problem.

Laura Garrison
Assistant Vice President for Individual Giving