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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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Cavolo Nero
Kale (cavolo nero in Italian), also known as dinosaur kale or laciniato kale, is a delicious winter ve...
 
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Lidia in Chicago
Lidia will be in Chicago this week visiting her Public Television friends at WTTW, conducting a class at Eataly Chicgao " and...
 
NY Moves Power Women Event 2014
Lidia will be honored at the NY Moves Power Women Event on Friday November 14. This is a wonderful event honoring influential...
 
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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 Stoneware Collection

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December 1, 2014
Cavolo Nero

Kale (cavolo nero in Italian), also known as dinosaur kale or laciniato kale, is a delicious winter vegetable. It's highly nutritious with powerful antioxidant properties and is considered to be anti-inflammatory. Though black leaf kale appears in the markets in November and continues through Spring, it's best once the leaves have felt the sting of frost. The traditional ribollita soup of Tuscany is made with black kale and stale bread along with beans, while braised kale served with beans is a popular accompaniment for steak in Tuscany.