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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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Snap Peas
Snap peas, known as sugar snap peas, differ from snow peas in that their pods are round as opposed to ...
 
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Milano
So excited as I begin filming another season of Junior MasterChef Italia over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more info this...
 
Lidia in Friuli
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Sailing the Adriatic
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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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May 1, 2014
Snap Peas

Snap peas, known as sugar snap peas, differ from snow peas in that their pods are round as opposed to flat. The pods are juicy, crisp, sweet, and crunchy, and are delicious when enjoyed fresh and uncooked right from the garden. When buying snap peas, look for a bright green color and pods that feel crisp. Snap peas are often cooked by steaming or sautéing. In addition to the pea pods you can also harvest and enjoy eating the flower blossoms and leafy plant tips or pea shoots.