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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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Cooked Carrot Salad with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins
Carrots are a nonappreciated standby. We tend t...
 
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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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Deep Frying
Frying is a wonderful option to have in the kitchen. The high temperature locks in flavor and keeps fo...
 
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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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March 7, 2015
Deep Frying

Frying is a wonderful option to have in the kitchen. The high temperature locks in flavor and keeps foods moist, while giving them a delicious crispy coating. Some people like to stay away from frying, because of the fat content, but if you fry correctly (and don’t do it all the time) you don’t have to worry about that. Get yourself a deep frying thermometer, they are inexpensive and really the only way to judge the temperature of the oil accurately. Keep an eye on your oil. If it becomes too hot or is kept heated for a long time, it “breaks down” becoming difficult to digest and unpleasant to taste. When you are done with the oil, strain it and store in a cool place in a tightly sealed container. After the oil is completely cooled, you can discard it.