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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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The proper way to scale fish
Scaling fish is a very necessary process, but fortunately it's an easy one. All you’ll need is a fis...
 
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Lidia will be appearing on Un Mondo Da Amare" tonight at" 8:00pm on Rai 1. It will be a spectacular evening filled with great...
 
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Lidia will be appearing on The Talk today December 8th preparing a hearty meal that is perfect for the holidays. Be sure to check...
 
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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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November 28, 2014
The proper way to scale fish

Scaling fish is a very necessary process, but fortunately it's an easy one. All you’ll need is a fish scaler or the back of a knife. To scale a fish, place it on your work surface and grab it by its tail. Working from the tail to the head, run the back of the knife along the body of the fish. The scales should start popping right off. Be careful not to damage the flesh of the fish by pushing too hard. Flip the fish over and scale the other side. Once all the scales are removed, rinse the fish under cool water.