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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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Italian Sagre
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Appearance on Dr.Oz
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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
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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July 9, 2015
Italian Sagre

A sagra is an Italian festival—a local celebration usually honoring whatever is being harvested from the earth at that time of year. Sagre (the plural of sagra) range in size and often feature live music, sporting competitions, and of course, lots and lots of food. For example, during the vendemmia (grape harvest) in September, Italians all over the country celebrate the wine and grapes with sagre of all shapes and sizes. Attending a sagra is an excellent and affordable way to get up close and personal with Italian life and locals, so next time you are traveling through Italy, insert the local sagre into your itinerary.