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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 Duck with Lemons
This crispy-skinned duck is delicious but defin...
 
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Tuna!
Tonno in Italian, tuna is a staple in any Italian pantry. This isn’t your typical tuna for mayonnai...
 
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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...
 
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 with a display of...
 
Lidia on The Talk
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
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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October 19, 2014
Tuna!

Tonno in Italian, tuna is a staple in any Italian pantry. This isn’t your typical tuna for mayonnaise-soaked tuna salad sandwiches—it’s much, much better. Packed in olive oil, Mediterranean tuna, also called Bluefin tuna (tonno rosso) is darker, richer and very good for you. Darker, oil-packed fish is, of course, higher in fat, but low in the harmful saturated fats. Tuna packed in olive oil has become readily available in American markets. Stock your shelves with canned Italian tuna in olive oil and add it to your spread next time you make antipasto or just need a quick, healthy snack! Drain the olive oil before using the tuna—although my grandmother would always find uses for that oil; sometimes she fed it to the cats, who loved it and licked their whiskers.