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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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Grilled Vegetables
I love cooking vegetables in all different ways, but given the summer coming I love to grill them. If ...
 
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Milano Expo 2015
Lidia is attending the Milano Expo 2015. This" event " gives everyone the opportunity to find out and taste, the world's best...
 
Tarry Market Book Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at Tarry Market" in Portchester, NY on Saturday May 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Lidia will be signing...
 
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Lidia and Tanya will be at Book Revue on Saturday May 16th"  in Huntington, NY from 2-4pm for a book...
 
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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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May 23, 2015
Grilled Vegetables

I love cooking vegetables in all different ways, but given the summer coming I love to grill them. If you are thinking of grilling your vegetables be sure to follow these simple steps to ensure that your grilled vegetables are at their best. First make sure your vegetables are cut in consistent size pieces to ensure they finish grilling at the same time. Harder vegetables require smaller and thinner pieces, like grilling potatoes or yams, while softer size vegetables like tomatoes grill nicely when sliced in half. Make sure the grill surface is clean and lightly coated with oil to avoid sticking. Brush your vegetables with garlic flavored olive oil. Vegetables also grill-roast well when wrapped in heavy duty foil, here you can include the garlic pieces and herbs with the olive oil. Vegetables should be removed before they are soft as they will continue cooking once they are removed from the grill. They are very heat sensitive so be sure to keep an eye on them when cooking.