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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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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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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...
 
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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...
 
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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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October 11, 2014
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.