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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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Spumoni
A simple way to make spumoni in the shape you r...
 
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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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Drying Salad Greens
If you are looking to make a salad at home, then you will want your salad greens looking fresh and cri...
 
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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...
 
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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
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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February 27, 2015
Drying Salad Greens

If you are looking to make a salad at home, then you will want your salad greens looking fresh and crisp. It’s important that all salad greens be washed before using (even if you’re buying prewashed salad, just to be safe).To have a crisp salad, wash the salad an hour or so before using it, spin it dry, then set it in the refrigerator covered with a slightly moist paper towel. This will ensure your greens to be crisp and dry and allow the leaves to hold the dressing. If you do not have a spinner, shake your salad dry in a colander then gently toss it in a bowl lined with dry paper towels.