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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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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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Fancy Food Show 2015
Lidia will be at the Fancy Food Show held at the Jacob Javits Center Monday June 29th 11:00am to 2:00pm Booth #1253. Lidia will...
 
Porta a Porta Special
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Lidia on Wendy Williams
Lidia will be appearing on the Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday June 3rd. Lidia will be cooking and discussing all about her new...
 
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Lidia will be appearing on New York's Fox TV affiliate, WNYW LIVE, on the 5:00pmET show on December 12th...
 
In and Around Emilia-Romagna Region and It's Wonderful Vinegar
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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
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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.