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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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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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April 13, 2015
Strawberries

Strawberries have become the most popular berry fruit in the world. Their peak season is April through July when they are most delicious and most abundant. When purchasing strawberries try to buy them a few days prior to use as they are very perishable. Choose berries that are firm, plump, free of mold, and have a shiny deep red color. Store your strawberries in the refrigerator, but remove any that might be moldy so that they will not contaminate others. Strawberries will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 6 days. Wash strawberries right before you are ready to use them. Do not remove their caps and stems until after you have gently washed the berries under cold running water and patted them dry. I like to eat them at room temperature.