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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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Hearty Soup
A hearty, chunky soup is fantastic in cold weather, but it can also be an incredible accompaniment to ...
 
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Sailing the Adriatic
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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 12, 2014
Hearty Soup

A hearty, chunky soup is fantastic in cold weather, but it can also be an incredible accompaniment to other dishes as a side, topping, or base. When preparing your favorite soup, try making the recipe with less water. You will end up with something with a much thicker consistency and all of the great flavor of your soup. Try a thickened apple soup as a topping for a grilled pork chop, or a thickened bean soup as a side for rib-eye.