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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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Mint
Mint is a delicious herb that pops up during the spring season but lasts all summer long. Although the...
 
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The Splendid Table
Lidia will be joining Lynne Rossetto on Turkey Confidential this Thanksgiving for their" annual live, call in show from...
 
Lidia in Chicago
Lidia will be in Chicago this week visiting her Public Television friends at WTTW, conducting a class at Eataly Chicgao " and...
 
NY Moves Power Women Event 2014
Lidia will be honored at the NY Moves Power Women Event on Friday November 14. This is a wonderful event honoring influential...
 
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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 13, 2014
Mint

Mint is a delicious herb that pops up during the spring season but lasts all summer long. Although there is dry mint to be had as with most herbs choose the fresh one; it delivers so much more intensity in flavor and freshness. When buying fresh mint, look for leaves with a vibrant bright green color with not dark spots or yellowing. To store fresh mint leaves, wrap them in a paper towel and place inside a loosely closed plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator, where it should keep fresh for several days. Mint is delicious as a garnish, in salads, in drinks and great in different types of pasta dishes. For a different touch to your tomato sauce add a few leaves of fresh mint. Or when making a marinade for fish, use a few leaves of mint with the chopped parsley. And in the summer make fresh mint tea and serve it iced.