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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 Eggplant and Tomato Salad
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The ins and outs of spinach
I love cooking with spinach because it is versatile and very good for you. Fresh spinach is ideal, but...
 
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Lidia’s Upcoming Tour Schedule
I am so excited to be on a book tour this fall for my upcoming book Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine which will...
 
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...
 
Milano Expo 2015
Lidia will be back at the Milano Expo for women’s week. The theme of this expo has been “Feeding the Planet, Energy...
 
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...
 
In and Around Emilia-Romagna Region and It's Wonderful Vinegar
One of my favorite sauces and glazes to use, especially during the holidays is...
 
Eat a Red Apple Day
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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 Stoneware Collection

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October 11, 2015
The ins and outs of spinach

I love cooking with spinach because it is versatile and very good for you. Fresh spinach is ideal, but spinach holds up well when frozen; if you do not have a lot of time, you can get away with using frozen, packed spinach. Make sure that you wash spinach very well, and be sure to be careful when handling it because it bruises very easily. The large stems and ribs can be removed and discarded.