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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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What to do with those cheese rinds.
Don't ever throw away your rinds. Those rinds, Italians know well, add a subtle richness to long cooki...
 
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Lidia will be appearing on Un Mondo Da Amare" tonight at" 8:00pm on Rai 1. It will be a spectacular evening filled with great...
 
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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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December 31, 2014
What to do with those cheese rinds.

Don't ever throw away your rinds. Those rinds, Italians know well, add a subtle richness to long cooking soups and sauces. In my kitchen, I keep a zippered freezer bag in a drawer in the refrigerator where I stow away any sizable piece of rind with a good layer of cheese. Stored airtight, they will last indefinitely. Before adding them to a dish, rinse rind pieces well; scrub or scrape off any mold or residue. When the sauce or soup is finished, remove the rind (it will be soft and chewy), or leave it in the soup as a surprise for some lucky person at your table.