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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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Cooking with Wine
When cooking with wine, try not to use anything labeled cooking wine. Go with a good wine, a wine that...
 
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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
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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August 29, 2014
Cooking with Wine

When cooking with wine, try not to use anything labeled cooking wine. Go with a good wine, a wine that you would drink. Save those unfinished bottles of wine for cooking. Remember, what you have left from wine after cooking is its flavor; the better the wine, the better the flavor in the food you are cooking. When cooking with wine, you want the alcohol to dissipate, so when you add wine to a pan, do not add any other liquid until the wine cooks for a few minutes and the alcohol has had a chance to evaporate, then proceed with other liquid ingredients.