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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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Meatballs in Broth
In Umbria, small meatballs are often served sim...
 
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Storing Potatoes
Potatoes will last through the cold months, but should be stored in a dry, dark, and cool place. Light...
 
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Tarry Market Book Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at Tarry Market" in Portchester, NY on Saturday May 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Lidia will be signing...
 
Book Revue Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at Book Revue on Saturday May 16th"  in Huntington, NY from 2-4pm for a book...
 
James Beard Awards 2015
Lidia will be" presenting at the 2015 James" Beard Awards this evening in Chicago. This is a great evening covering all aspects...
 
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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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LIDIA'S
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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December 4, 2015
Storing Potatoes

Potatoes will last through the cold months, but should be stored in a dry, dark, and cool place. Light triggers the production of chlorophyll that makes potatoes green and bitter. You should also never wash your potatoes until you're ready to use them. Once they've been washed, they're quicker to spoil. If you have leftover peeled potatoes, keep them submerged in water until you're ready to use them. Properly stored, fresh potatoes should last for 2 months. Potatoes shrivel due to a loss of moisture when kept a long time, but do not discard them-despite their wrinkly appearance, they are still good.