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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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Lidia's Kitchen Season 3
Lidia is currently filming another season of Lidia's Kitchen. Get ready to join Lidia as she embarks on another eye-opening...
 
Dave's Market Place Book Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at"Dave's Marketplace East Greenwich"location signing" books on Sunday April 12th starting at...
 
Appearance on Dr.Oz
Lidia will be appearing on Dr. Oz Monday March 23th cooking and giving tips on cooking healthy food. Be sure to check your...
 
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Food Books and Dvds Tableware

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 26, 2015
Learn a little Italian!

Even if your Italian vocabulary is limited to food and profanity, you have probably heard the suffix “-ino” or “-ina” tacked onto the end of various Italian words. These are the masculine and feminine diminutive word endings. For example, if “sorella” means “sister,” “sorellina” means “little sister,” and a “biscottino” refers to a little cookie. On the other hand, the suffix “–one” (pronounced “oh-nay”) means “big,” so if a “bacio” is a kiss, a “bacione” would be a big kiss!