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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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Rhubarb
Rhubarb is a springtime vegetable, it grows in bushy low plants that looks very similar to celery, but...
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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March 2, 2014
Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a springtime vegetable, it grows in bushy low plants that looks very similar to celery, but the stalks are of a pinkish green or sometimes a magenta color. It has a crisp texture like celery but its flavor is more vegetal and tart. It is ideal for making chutneys or sweet dishes like crisps, compotes, and pies. Rhubarb also lends a puckery-tart fruitiness to savory dishes, and pairs very nicely with pork and poultry.