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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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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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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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LIDIA'S
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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December 4, 2014
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.