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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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My favorite fresh mushroom mix
My favorite fresh mushroom mix is one that has some of the amazing wild mushrooms we usually serve at ...
 
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Lidia on Fox 5 Segment
Lidia will be appearing on New York's Fox TV affiliate, WNYW LIVE, on the 5:00pmET show on December 12th with a display of...
 
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Lidia will be appearing on The Talk today December 8th preparing a hearty meal that is perfect for the holidays. Be sure to check...
 
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Lidia will be hosting a book signing of Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking" on Tuesday December 9th from 5 to 7p.m. at Eataly...
 
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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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February 9, 2014
My favorite fresh mushroom mix

My favorite fresh mushroom mix is one that has some of the amazing wild mushrooms we usually serve at the restaurant; fresh porcini, chanterelles, morels, and even wilder varieties. If any of these are available you should certainly include them with ordinary cultivated mushrooms in any of my recipes-even a few will add special flavor. All of my recipes, however, will be delicious with the domestic cultivated mushroom types available in the supermarket: common (white) mushrooms and cremini are my standards. They must be firm and fresh, with caps tight to the stem. Preparing mushrooms is not complicated. Trim away any tough parts-with odd shaped mushroom, just feel to determine what needs trimming, And don’t soak mushrooms in water when cleaning; wipe them with a damp paper towel to remove any grit or dirt.