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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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Poached Pear Tart
This tart is a specialty of Calvizzano, a town ...
 
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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 celebrates children's books at Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash in St. Louis and raises funds for the St. Louis Community College
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Lidia on Rachel Ray
Tune in to Rachel Ray on Wednesday to see" Lidia teach Nate Berkus how to cook short pasta and talk about her new book,...
 
Lidia on Hoy in Mexico City
Lidia will be on hoy today at 10:37amCT cooking some great dishes. Be sure to check your local...
 
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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.