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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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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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Don't just drink it, cook with it
Like wine, beer can be an important element in cooking a dish. A great beer can add a new and unexpect...
 
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Lidia's Kitchen Season 3
Lidia is currently filming another season of Lidia's Kitchen. Get ready to join Lidia as she embarks on another eye-opening...
 
Dave's Market Place Book Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at" Dave's Marketplace East Greenwich" location signing"  books on Sunday April 12th starting at...
 
Appearance on Dr.Oz
Lidia will be appearing on Dr. Oz Monday March 23th cooking and giving tips on cooking healthy food. Be sure to check your...
 
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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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November 10, 2015
Don't just drink it, cook with it

Like wine, beer can be an important element in cooking a dish. A great beer can add a new and unexpected depth of flavor, moisture, and gloss, especially when roasting meats. I use it as a braising liquid as well. Be sure to use a good quality, flavorful beer and try to find one whose flavor will complement your other ingredients. But keep in mind that the flavor of beer intensifies in the cooking process; start with the lighter ones and then graduate.