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Lidia's Kitchen

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When it's cold outside Lidia's kitchen kicks into high gear. The oven is on and the stovetop is always lit. On today's menu, she prepares her turkey meatloaf with mushroom sauce - a real family favorite that is smothered in mushroom sauce. Vin Brule is a mulled wine infused with warm spices. It's the perfect choice to warm up on a cold night. Barley, kale and butternut squash risotto is a colorful, delicious risotto dish that uses barley instead of rice, adding a nutty earthiness that will leave your guests begging for more.

Italians love to drink wine with their meals and cook with it as well. In this episode, Lidia shares a meal where wine plays a part of each delicious dish: sausage crostini: a toasted piece of bread topped with sweet Italian sausage and topped with taleggio cheese; linguine with white clam sauce: a simple white wine clam sauce served with linguine pasta; braised beef rolls: stuffed beef rolls oozing with the flavors of prosciutto, provolone and golden raisins served in a red wine tomato sauce.

Today is a celebration of some of Lidia's favorite comfort foods. The combination of potatoes and pasta in one dish is not unusual in Italy and in her Pipette with Sweet Potatoes, Lidia adds a beloved American ingredient to give it a nutritious and complex finish. Veal Stew with Onion and Squash is the perfect one-pot meal, in which the protein and vegetables come together. Her Tasty Cauliflower is a recipe that can be used with other boiled or steamed vegetables like potatoes, zucchini and parsnips.

Lidia loves earthy, delicious mushrooms and today shares some of her favorite mushroom recipes that she has prepared over the years. She starts with a warm mushroom salad, a medley of warm wild mushrooms on a bed of frisee topped with crispy pancetta and a poached egg. She also makes funghi marinati, marinated button mushrooms in a flavorful mix of rosemary, orange and garlic. Her last dish is a hearty, flavorful and vegetarian chestnut and mushroom ragu.

Italians love their crespelle or crepes. In this episode, Lidia teaches viewers how to stuff them with tomato and grated cheese. Today's menu includes: celery, artichoke and mortadella salad, "crespelle manicotti" stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella and for dessert, an Italian classic - beautiful strawberries topped with balsamic vinegar, a Lidia favorite.

Italians love their crepes either savory or sweet and in this episode, Lidia shows two of her favorite crespelle dishes, along with some great chef tips. She starts by highlighting the thin pancakes that can be made into so many things; then she makes a savory Italian favorite with them - manicotti and for a sweet version, she shows the chocolate and walnut crespelle that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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