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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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Spicy Braised Pork
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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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Sauce or Gravy?
In America, Italian food enthusiasts will fight to the death for the name they use for their precious ...
 
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Lidia celebrates children's books at Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash in St. Louis and raises funds for the St. Louis Community College
Lidia will read Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham"and her own brand new children's book, Lidia’s Egg-Citing Farm Adventure...
 
Lidia on Rachel Ray
Tune in to Rachel Ray on Wednesday to see"Lidia teach Nate Berkus how to cook short pasta and talk about her new book,...
 
Lidia on Hoy in Mexico City
Lidia will be on hoy today at 10:37amCT cooking some great dishes. Be sure to check your local...
 
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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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July 8, 2015
Sauce or Gravy?

In America, Italian food enthusiasts will fight to the death for the name they use for their precious pasta topping. Is it sauce or is it gravy? The fact is, in Italy, sauce and gravy are different things. Sauce translates to “salsa,” which has a light, fresh flavor, often involving oil, garlic, and tomato with a short cooking time. Gravy, on the other hand is called “sugo” in Italian, and takes much longer to cook and has a denser consistency, more complex flavor, and often contains meat.