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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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Torta for breakfast and dessert
Torta in Italian means literally, cake, but it is not only a cake, it can be served at any meal, break...
 
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April 2, 2014
Torta for breakfast and dessert

Torta in Italian means literally, cake, but it is not only a cake, it can be served at any meal, breakfast, lunch, snack, main course or dessert. The name gives the indication that something good is incased in some form of dough. In Italian, the reference to torta can be; Torta Salata -savory tart or Torta Dolce- sweet tart. The savory tortas are usually filled with cheeses of all kind but especially ricotta, braised vegetables in season and usually cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, mortadella and sausages are added. Eggs are almost always included as a binding element as well as for flavor and nutrition.