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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 Spider: A Great Cooking Utensil
There are a few things I must have nearby when I’m cooking. A sturdy pair of metal tongs, sieves and...
 
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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 19, 2014
The Spider: A Great Cooking Utensil

There are a few things I must have nearby when I’m cooking. A sturdy pair of metal tongs, sieves and hand strainers, as well as good, wooden cooking spoons. But for my pasta I always use a spider-the stir fry tool with a wire basket on a long handle-to lift noodles. I keep spiders in several sizes to use as tossers and stirrers. It's the perfect vessel for scooping up and draining pasta before plopping it into your favorite pot of perking sauce.