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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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Beef Braised in Barolo
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Storing Cheese
Most cheese should be stored in the refrigerator, wrapped well to keep moisture in and odors out. Firm...
 
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Lidia celebrates children's books at Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash in St. Louis and raises funds for the St. Louis Community College
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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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LIDIA'S
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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September 25, 2015
Storing Cheese

Most cheese should be stored in the refrigerator, wrapped well to keep moisture in and odors out. Firm cheeses can be kept for several weeks. Fresh cheeses have a much shorter life span and should be used within a week. You can freeze some cheeses to keep them longer but I don't recommend it, freezing will ruin the wonderful texture, making it mealy. For optimal flavor, bring cheese to room temperature before serving.