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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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The Sweetest Thing
Miele in Italian, honey is an underrated pantry staple. Popular in almost every region of Italy, the p...
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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'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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July 17, 2015
The Sweetest Thing

Miele in Italian, honey is an underrated pantry staple. Popular in almost every region of Italy, the production of honey is often regarded with as much respect as that of olive oil or cheese. Producing some of the finest honey in Italy are the regions of Sicily, Sardinia, Tuscany, and Piedmont. The flavor and aroma of honey is determined by the type of blossom from which the bees gather the nectar, and like wine or olive oil, is impacted by the climate, soil composition, and time of harvest. You can find honey made from acacia, thyme, sage, chestnut, and lavender, just to name a few. In addition to being a sweet treat, honey contains powerful antioxidants; darker varieties can even contain large quantities of the same agent found in red grapes that has been credited with leading to lower instances of heart disease among wine drinkers. Try drizzling acacia honey on your oatmeal in the morning, chestnut honey over your fruit or cheese, or simply spreading the popular Italian millifiore (from a “thousand flowers”) honey on toast. Look for these unique flavors of honey at health food stores and gourmet shops. At Eataly, 5th Avenue and 23 street, we have an extensive collection of Italian honey. www.Eataly.com