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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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Poached Eggplant
We Italians love our eggplant but frying is not always a choice I want to make. Poaching eggplant in a...
 
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Lidia celebrates children's books at Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash in St. Louis and raises funds for the St. Louis Community College
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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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January 14, 2015
Poached Eggplant

We Italians love our eggplant but frying is not always a choice I want to make. Poaching eggplant in a water and vinegar solution in segments, then draining well and seasoning it with some olive oil, sliced garlic and a few mint leaves it, is great as an antipasto or as a crostini topping-chopped into small bits then topped with slices of prosciutto. It is also great tossed with a can or two of tuna, marinated mackerel, or with tomato sauce to dress pasta