The contestants face a tough pasta critic.
The contestants must create an exquisite dish using foreign delicacies in the mystery box challenge. Then, a very special guest, Joe’s mom and legendary chef Lidia Bastianich, joins the judges to determine the best and the worst pasta dishes in the elimination round.
Later, the contestants visit a Hollywood set and cook a lunch meal for the cast and crew of GLEE. The home cooks will split into two teams to prepare a delicious chicken, salmon and vegetarian lasagna dish. The stars of GLEE – Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison – help the judges determine the winning team. In the end, two more home cooks will be eliminated.
The home cooks face a tough pasta critic.
The contestants must create an exquisite dish using foreign delicacies in the mystery box challenge. Then, a very special guest, Joe's mom and legendary chef Lidia Bastianich, joins the judges to determine the best and the worst pasta dishes in the elimination round.
Artichokes are at the heart of the Roman kitchen, and Lidia shows us how to prepare a chicken dish featuring this delicious thistle as well as a chicken and prosciutto dish--a real hit with the family.
Lidia loves Naples; it's colorful and full of energy. Today she demonstrates Bucatini "mock" Amatriciana, or minus the meat, for a lighter version of this traditional dish.
Anyone who has visited with Paola di Mauro feels like they have met the Italian Julia Child. This passionate cook (and dear friend of Lidia's) helps Lidia prepare homemade pasta served with chicken livers.
Travel to Sicily with Lidia and uncover the secret to a delicious salad Sicilian-style. Lidia will also reveal the recipe for a classic scallopine with Marsala.
It's all about Istria today as Lidia prepares a delicious mushroom sauce followed by delicious crepes filled with chocolate and hazelnut - a real local specialty.
Simple but outstanding, figs take center stage today in a beef stew with braised cannellini beans. It's Tuscany at its best!
Lidia shares a treasured childhood memory as she teaches us how to make a delicious gnocchi stuffed with prunes, a favorite among children and adults alike.
There's nothing as perfect as a fresh, ripe tomato, and today Lidia proves it by tossing cherry tomatoes with arugula and cavatelli, a pasta native to Puglia.