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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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Adding some flavor to your minestra
Adding flavor to any minestra or soup is simple and easy. One sure way is to drizzle some of the best ...
 
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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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January 29, 2014
Adding some flavor to your minestra

Adding flavor to any minestra or soup is simple and easy. One sure way is to drizzle some of the best extra-virgin olive oil you have over a bowl of minestra just before serving it, or place a cruet of it on the table and let people help themselves. Freshly grated cheese always delivers extra flavor or pass a nice chunk of Grana Padano or Pecorino-Romano cheese with a small grater around the table for people to grate their own. I do both and add some freshly ground pepper as well for extra spice. A plateful of grilled country bread brushed with garlic and olive oil is always a great companion to soup.