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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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Dandelion Greens
Dandelions greens in the market means that spring is here. They are delicious and very nutritious. The...
 
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Tarry Market Book Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at Tarry Market" in Portchester, NY on Saturday May 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Lidia will be signing...
 
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Lidia and Tanya will be at Book Revue on Saturday May 16th"  in Huntington, NY from 2-4pm for a book...
 
James Beard Awards 2015
Lidia will be" presenting at the 2015 James" Beard Awards this evening in Chicago. This is a great evening covering all aspects...
 
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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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April 12, 2015
Dandelion Greens

Dandelions greens in the market means that spring is here. They are delicious and very nutritious. They have a slightly bitter note, but are deliciously elegant in a salad and make a tasty braised vegetable. Dandelion greens are best when they are young and have just emerged. The longer they mature, the more bitter they get. The leaves are the most frequently eaten section of the plant, but the flowers and roots may also be eaten. You can often find dandelion greens in health food stores and specialty markets, but I recall harvesting them with my grandmother in the wild.