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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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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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Drying Salad Greens
If you are looking to make a salad at home, then you will want your salad greens looking fresh and cri...
 
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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...
 
Lidia in Ohio
Lidia will be visiting the local Public Television stations in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio this week." For more information on...
 
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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
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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February 27, 2014
Drying Salad Greens

If you are looking to make a salad at home, then you will want your salad greens looking fresh and crisp. It’s important that all salad greens be washed before using (even if you’re buying prewashed salad, just to be safe).To have a crisp salad, wash the salad an hour or so before using it, spin it dry, then set it in the refrigerator covered with a slightly moist paper towel. This will ensure your greens to be crisp and dry and allow the leaves to hold the dressing. If you do not have a spinner, shake your salad dry in a colander then gently toss it in a bowl lined with dry paper towels.