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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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Artichokes, Fresh Favas, and Potatoes
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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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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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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...
 
Celebrate Spring with Lidia
Lidia is celebrating spring with her new book and is having a book signing dinner at Lidia’s Kansas City and Lidia’s...
 
Lidia on the Better Show
Lidia be appearing on the Better Show on March 12th preparing dishes from Egg-Citing Farm Adventure. Be sure to check your local...
 
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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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November 19, 2015
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.