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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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February 23, 2014
What about the shoulder

Everybody is familiar with lamb chops and leg of lamb, but how about the shoulder? When is that used? The shoulder is my favorite cut for roasting. The meat is sweeter on the blade bone, and with lots of cartilage to melt during roasting, the meat is finger-sticking good. You might not get a clean, precise cut of meat from the shoulder, but it will be delicious