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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 secret behind perfect gnocchi
I love the feeling of working gnocchi dough with my hands, but gnocchi dough can be tricky, so it is i...
 
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Texas Book Festival 2014
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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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November 17, 2014
The secret behind perfect gnocchi

I love the feeling of working gnocchi dough with my hands, but gnocchi dough can be tricky, so it is important that once the potatoes have been cooked and peeled that they are riced and set aside to cool completely. I do recommend buying a potato ricer if you don't have one-it’s a great tool to have on hand in the kitchen. Once the potatoes have cooled and started to dry, you can begin to form the dough mixture. Be sure not to overwork the dough or add too much flour and you'll end up with perfect gnocchi-ready to plop into your favorite pot of perking sauce.