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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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Mostarde
Mostarde, a condiment made of candied fruits and mustard flavored syrup, have been part of the Italian...
 
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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...
 
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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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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 22, 2014
Mostarde

Mostarde, a condiment made of candied fruits and mustard flavored syrup, have been part of the Italian culinary repertoire for centuries, originally as a way of preserving vegetables and fruits-such as squash, apples, and pears-for the winter months. Cooked in sweet syrup with hot mustard added, mostarde were enjoyed as a crisp and fresh-tasting condiment when there was no fresh produce. The epicenter of the Italian mostarda culture is in and around Modena, but every region of Italy has some form of it. It is a great condiment for boiled meats, or grilled or poached poultry. I love it served with celery and a good ripe cheese as well as with fresh sheep’s-milk ricotta. And, suspended in its sweet syrup, it is also delicious on ice cream! It keeps in the refrigerator for months.