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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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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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Sailing the Adriatic
Each summer, Lidia joins a small group of friends for a sailing trip and a week of swimming, relaxation and of course delicious...
 
Lidia heading to Napa Valley
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Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2014 !
Lidia returns to the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery this weekend."This international conference on food, attended by...
 
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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, 2014
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.