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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 perfect wine for your pasta
When choosing wines to serve with pasta dishes, the main consideration should be the fat content of th...
 
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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 20, 2014
The perfect wine for your pasta

When choosing wines to serve with pasta dishes, the main consideration should be the fat content of the sauce. If the sauce contains a high quantity of oil, cream, or butter, serve a wine with high acidity like Gavi, Soave, Pinot Grigio or Spumante. Also pay attention to the intensity of the sauce's flavor. A medium intensity would call for a Merlot. A more full-bodied wine like Cabernet or Zinfandel would be appropriate for meat sauces.