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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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Calling all meat lovers
I like to add cuts of meat to my soups while I cook them. Not only does it add flavor, but when it's d...
 
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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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December 10, 2014
Calling all meat lovers

I like to add cuts of meat to my soups while I cook them. Not only does it add flavor, but when it's done, I remove it and serve it as a secondo. If your pot is big enough, you should be able to drop in a pound or more of meat, like a piece of flat iron beef or chuck. Country-style ribs and Italian sausages are also delicious this way. Simply wash the meat well with hot water before you add it to the pot and continue cooking. Remove the meat, keep it warm until ready to serve and then slice and serve alongside the soup