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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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Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 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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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.