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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Pasta and Cheese
There is a natural affinity between pasta and cheese, but it's not as indiscriminate as one might thin...
 
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Appearance on Un Mondo Da Amare
Lidia will be appearing on Un Mondo Da Amare" tonight at" 8:00pm on Rai 1. It will be a spectacular evening filled with great...
 
Lidia on Fox 5 Segment
Lidia will be appearing on New York's Fox TV affiliate, WNYW LIVE, on the 5:00pmET show on December 12th with a display of...
 
Lidia on The Talk
Lidia will be appearing on The Talk today December 8th preparing a hearty meal that is perfect for the holidays. Be sure to check...
 
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Food Books and Dvds Tableware

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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LIDIA'S
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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January 26, 2014
Pasta and Cheese

There is a natural affinity between pasta and cheese, but it's not as indiscriminate as one might think. In Italy cheese is used with pasta very selectively and judiciously, with careful attention paid to timing. Cheese is never served with seafood pasta. When preparing pasta with game or pasta with hot pepper, cheese is optional, since the flavors are very intense. The addition of cheese for some might not be necessary, but I enjoy cheese with both.