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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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James Beard Awards 2015
Lidia will be" presenting at the 2015 James" Beard Awards this evening in Chicago. This is a great evening covering all aspects...
 
CIA 2015
Lidia will be attending the 2015 Culinary Institute of America Awards on Thursday April 30th as they host an evening honoring her...
 
Lidia's Kitchen Season 3
Lidia is currently filming another season of Lidia's Kitchen. Get ready to join Lidia as she embarks on another eye-opening...
 
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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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August 29, 2015
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.