home or Register


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.
 
more about lidia ›




Rice and Butternut Squash
In autumn, Lombardy abounds in zucca-what we ca...
 
see all
lidia's recipes ›


Lidia's: In the Kitchen - Butterflying a Chicken

 
see all lidia's videos ›


see all of lidia's photos ›


Buying Balsamic
When shopping for balsamic vinegar, look for ÔÇťaceto balsamico tradizionale," which indicates that th...
 
see previous tips ›
see next tips ›


Texas Book Festival 2014
I will be traveling to Austin for the annual book festival which will take place October 25th through October 26th. This is a...
 
Lidia's Kansas City Restaurant- Sweet 16
So excited and proud as I travel to Kansas City to celebrate our restaurant's 16th birthday and for"áthe “Boys Grow...
 
Eataly- Chicago
I will be hosting a four-course dinner at Baffo on October 14th as part of the Identita’ Golose Celebration. I will also be...
 
see all latest news ›

Food Books and Dvds Tableware

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
buy now ›
read more ›

LIDIA'S
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
buy now ›

Lidia's Stoneware Collection

buy now ›


Sign up now for access to
recipes, tips, and more!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Becoming a member of the Community Table is easy and free!
Please fill out the required fields below.
*required fields

sign in information
about you


Welcome to the Community Table. Please sign in to
access your recipe box, photos, discussions,
and personal settings.



Forgot password?
Not a member? Join now!
November 22, 2014
Buying Balsamic

When shopping for balsamic vinegar, look for ÔÇťaceto balsamico tradizionale," which indicates that the vinegar is the result of the traditional method of aging for five years in wood. Its characteristics are a molasses-like consistency, lively brown color, mildly acidic nose, and a smooth, subtle balance of sweet and sour flavors.