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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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Strudel
Strudel one would say is a Middle European dessert, but it is common in Italy as well, especially in t...
 
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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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February 19, 2014
Strudel

Strudel one would say is a Middle European dessert, but it is common in Italy as well, especially in the regions of Trentino Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia where I grew up. In both of these areas, the crossing of cultures have blended flavors, languages, and traditions, and the making of strudel is as common as making a plate of pasta. But strudel, wherever made, is a delicious dessert; I especially love it when it is served warm with vanilla cinnamon ice cream.