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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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Appearance on Dr.Oz
Lidia will be appearing on Dr. Oz Monday March 23th cooking and giving tips on cooking healthy food. Be sure to check your...
 
Celebrate Spring with Lidia
Lidia is celebrating spring with her new book and is having a book signing dinner at Lidia’s Kansas City and Lidia’s...
 
Lidia on the Better Show
Lidia be appearing on the Better Show on March 12th preparing dishes from Egg-Citing Farm Adventure. Be sure to check your local...
 
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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
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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December 10, 2015
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