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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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My Mother's Chicken and Potatoes
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The basics of balsamic
Balsamic vinegar is now very popular in the U.S. but it has been produced in Italy for more than 800 y...
 
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Lidia in Chicago
Lidia will be in Chicago this week visiting her Public Television friends at WTTW, conducting a class at Eataly Chicgao " and...
 
NY Moves Power Women Event 2014
Lidia will be honored at the NY Moves Power Women Event on Friday November 14. This is a wonderful event honoring influential...
 
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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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October 16, 2014
The basics of balsamic

Balsamic vinegar is now very popular in the U.S. but it has been produced in Italy for more than 800 years. It has a high acidity level, but it’s very mellow because of some of its inherent sweetness. Some balsamic vinegars can be very expensive, especially ones with significantly long aging times (some up to 50 years) and small production amounts. Balsamic vinegar goes especially well with strawberries for a sweet treat.