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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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Old bread, new life
Bread crumbs turn up a lot in my cooking. They are an essential ingredient and a great way to recycle ...
 
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Lidia’s Upcoming Tour Schedule
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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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October 2, 2015
Old bread, new life

Bread crumbs turn up a lot in my cooking. They are an essential ingredient and a great way to recycle old bread. I use bread crumbs to coat food before frying or baking, to firm up ravioli fillings, to thicken sauces, or to add a crust to some dishes. I even use them in desserts to make a crust for cheesecakes, as a topping for baked fruit, and to absorb juices in strudels and tarts that would otherwise seep out and make for a soggy crust. Use Italian or any other hearty white bread to make your own breadcrumbs. Let the bread dry and blend it in a food processor.