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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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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...
 
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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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March 5, 2014
Buying artichokes

Artichokes come in up to seven or more sizes, so make sure you buy the best size for the recipe. When buying artichokes they should be firm almost squeaky when pressed, and should be vibrant green in color. Brownish streaks in the leaves indicate age. Look for and always ask for ones with the stems attached. The stems act as a reserve food supply for the vegetable and will keep it fresh longer. Artichokes turn brown quickly when you are cleaning them, so be sure to have some water acidulated with lemon juice handy to soak them in once they are trimmed.