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Lidia's Kitchen

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When a holiday or special occasion goes around, it's time to go above and beyond with an extra special feast. Today, Lidia shares some of her best recipes to do just that. Her wedding soup is a classic Italian dish that marries the vegetables and meatballs in a delicious pot of soup. Prosecco punch, made with raspberries and nectarines, is a real crowd pleaser, and finally you can't go wrong with a beautiful roasted lamb shoulder with carrots and parsnips, a rich and flavorful one-pot meal.

Summertime is dinner party season, and Lidia loves to serve family style meals. Today, she creates a summer menu fit for any celebration. The menu includes grilled skewers of shrimp spiedini with zucchini and tomato salsa, steamed summery green beans with mint pesto and berry tiramisu. Lidia's summer berry twist is one of the most famous Italian desserts.

Italians love their seasons, and they know how to make delicious soups, salads and pastas with fall and winter vegetables. In this episode, Lidia shares some winter garden menu ideas including a spicy escarole and white bean soup, a unique and delicious spaghetti with fennel and bitter greens and a cabbage salad made with warm bacon dressing. Italians love their seasons, and they know how to make delicious soups, salads and pastas with fall and winter vegetables.

At the base of Italian cuisine are essential Italian ingredients and vinegar is one of them. Lidia masters the art of cooking with vinegar in this episode. She prepares a red cabbage and bacon salad in a warm bacon and balsamic vinegar dressing; chicken in vinegar sauce; and a tangy garlic savoy cabbage and potatoes dish.

Sweet and sour is a classic combination of flavors that can be found in almost every cuisine around the world, and in Italy it's called agrodolce and produces delicious, balanced dishes of savory and sweet. Lidia demonstrates a marinated winter squash: fried and soaked in a sweet and tangy marinade made from vinegar, garlic and sugar; swordfish in sweet and sour sauce, showcasing a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity in each bite; sesame candy: a flavor packed sesame candy with citrus zest.

This episode features a "Best of Chicken" with some of Lidia's favorite dishes from the oven to the stovetop. Recipes include a succulent roasted chicken; a simple and earthy seared chicken breast with mushrooms; and finally a dish with a little kick - paprika drumsticks with peppers.

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