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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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Cooking Basics
There are some basic cooking essentials that every kitchen should have. First, a large stockpot for ma...
 
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Watch Joe and I on Rai Tre/Slang today at 23:45 Oggi alle ore 23,45" Joe ed io su Slang in onda su...
 
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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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December 8, 2014
Cooking Basics

There are some basic cooking essentials that every kitchen should have. First, a large stockpot for making soups; soups made in a large quantity are great because they can be frozen then easily made into a meal during the week when time is precious. Heavy saucepans or Dutch ovens are great for roasting and braising. I love a cast iron skillet for high temperature searing and stovetop roasting--and this item will last you a lifetime. For pasta lovers, a 14-inch skillet is a must for tossing pasta with sauce, and it's also a perfect pan for quick-cooking meats and skillet braised vegetables Italian-style.