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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 Cooking Tip
When cooking pasta, oil should never be added to the cooking water except when cooking wide fresh past...
 
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Milano Expo 2015
Lidia is attending the Milano Expo 2015. This" event " gives everyone the opportunity to find out and taste, the world's best...
 
Tarry Market Book Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at Tarry Market" in Portchester, NY on Saturday May 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Lidia will be signing...
 
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Lidia and Tanya will be at Book Revue on Saturday May 16th"  in Huntington, NY from 2-4pm for a book...
 
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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
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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January 30, 2015
Pasta Cooking Tip

When cooking pasta, oil should never be added to the cooking water except when cooking wide fresh pasta such as lasagna, or the sauce won’t adhere properly to the pasta. To test when the pasta is done, bite into a strand to determine whether or not the pasta had the appropriate al dente texture. As soon as the pasta is done, drain immediately, shaking off the excess water. Pasta should never be rinsed, except when making cold pasta dishes. Always sauce the pasta immediately while it is still hot. After you have drained the pasta, return it to the cooking pot or transfer it to a warmed bowl; immediately add at least a few tablespoons of sauce.