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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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Arugula
Arugula is an aromatic, peppery salad green that is very popular in the Italian cuisine and grows wild...
 
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Lidia in Chicago
Lidia will be in Chicago this week visiting her Public Television friends at WTTW, conducting a class at Eataly Chicgao " and...
 
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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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May 12, 2014
Arugula

Arugula is an aromatic, peppery salad green that is very popular in the Italian cuisine and grows wild all over the Mediterranean. There are several varieties of arugula in the market and the difference is in the shape of their leaves and in the intensity of the flavor, but when buying any arugula look for arugula whose leaves are fresh firm and a vibrant green. The leaves should not be wilted, yellowing or slimy. When buying packaged arugula make sure the bag has no excess water because moisture can cause arugula to rot quickly. It should be stored in the refrigerator and kept dry. Arugula is delicious in salads, as a sandwich stuffer, and can be sautéed and cooked in soups, frittatas or made into a sauce for pasta.