home or Register


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.
 
more about lidia ›




Fried Calamari
Squid were relatively abundant along the Istria...
 
see all
lidia's recipes ›


Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
see all lidia's videos ›


see all of lidia's photos ›


A special grappa treat
Various fruits have been macerated in grappa for centuries. Cherries go especially well with grappa. T...
 
see previous tips ›
see next tips ›


Appearance on Dr.Oz
Lidia will be appearing on Dr. Oz Monday March 23th cooking and giving tips on cooking healthy food. Be sure to check your...
 
Celebrate Spring with Lidia
Lidia is celebrating spring with her new book and is having a book signing dinner at Lidia’s Kansas City and Lidia’s...
 
Lidia on the Better Show
Lidia be appearing on the Better Show on March 12th preparing dishes from Egg-Citing Farm Adventure. Be sure to check your local...
 
see all latest news ›

Food Books and Dvds Tableware

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
buy now ›
read more ›

LIDIA'S
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
buy now ›

Lidia's Stoneware Collection

buy now ›


Sign up now for access to
recipes, tips, and more!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Becoming a member of the Community Table is easy and free!
Please fill out the required fields below.
*required fields

sign in information
about you


Welcome to the Community Table. Please sign in to
access your recipe box, photos, discussions,
and personal settings.



Forgot password?
Not a member? Join now!
November 18, 2015
A special grappa treat

Various fruits have been macerated in grappa for centuries. Cherries go especially well with grappa. Trim the cherry stems, place them in a quart-size glass jar, add 4 tablespoons of sugar, and add grappa to cover. Leave the jar on a sunny windowsill, loosely covered, for one week. Seal tightly and allow to steep for 3 months away from light. Serve the grappa and the fruit together in a brandy snifter as an after dinner digestivo.