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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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Snap Peas
Snap peas, known as sugar snap peas, differ from snow peas in that their pods are round as opposed to ...
 
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Appearance on Un Mondo Da Amare
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...
 
Lidia on Fox 5 Segment
Lidia will be appearing on New York's Fox TV affiliate, WNYW LIVE, on the 5:00pmET show on December 12th with a display of...
 
Lidia on The Talk
Lidia will be appearing on The Talk today December 8th preparing a hearty meal that is perfect for the holidays. Be sure to check...
 
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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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May 1, 2014
Snap Peas

Snap peas, known as sugar snap peas, differ from snow peas in that their pods are round as opposed to flat. The pods are juicy, crisp, sweet, and crunchy, and are delicious when enjoyed fresh and uncooked right from the garden. When buying snap peas, look for a bright green color and pods that feel crisp. Snap peas are often cooked by steaming or sautéing. In addition to the pea pods you can also harvest and enjoy eating the flower blossoms and leafy plant tips or pea shoots.