In a new Lidia Celebrates America special, Lidia Bastianich hosts a holiday program featuring veterans who have found farming to be a path back to civilian life. Lidia farms and cooks with them, then gathers with them for a very special holiday dinner.
On CPTV: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
On CPTV Spirit: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.
View a preview here:
Plus, a Holiday Treat from Lidia Bastianich
Lidia starts all her celebrations with a warm Italian welcome, especially when temperatures drop. This simple, elegant, and festive recipe serves a crowd and can easily be adjusted to accommodate any sized party.
Lidia’s Vin Brûlé
-1 cinnamon stick
-1 teaspoon allspice berries
-6 whole cloves
-Two 750ml bottles dry red wine
-¾ to 1 cup sugar
-Thin slices of orange, for serving
You can find the full recipe along with Lidia’s tips for serving vin brûlé by clicking here.
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