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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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Roasted Duck with Lemons
This crispy-skinned duck is delicious but defin...
 
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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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Appearance on Un Mondo Da Amare
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...
 
Lidia on Fox 5 Segment
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...
 
Lidia on The Talk
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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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.