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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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Trenette with Pesto Genova-Style
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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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Fancy Food Show 2015
Lidia will be at the Fancy Food Show held at the Jacob Javits Center Monday June 29th 11:00am to 2:00pm Booth #1253. Lidia will...
 
Porta a Porta Special
Be sure to watch La Prima Serata airing thisĀ evening at 8pm ETĀ in the US. Bruno Vespa travels to New York with Lidia and Il...
 
Lidia on Wendy Williams
Lidia will be appearing on the Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday June 3rd. Lidia will be cooking and discussing all about her new...
 
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
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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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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.