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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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Cutting your vegetables
When dicing your vegetables it is important to always be precise with the cuts you are making. Since v...
 
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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...
 
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Lidia on the Better Show
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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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March 26, 2015
Cutting your vegetables

When dicing your vegetables it is important to always be precise with the cuts you are making. Since vegetables come in different sizes, smaller vegetables will cook faster than larger, which is why it is important to cut your vegetables in a uniform fashion. This same rule goes for meats and other proteins. This will ensure that your vegetables or meats will be uniformly cooked and no pieces of vegetable or meat of different sizes will come out undercooked or overcooked.