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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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Apple and Bean Soup
Every region of Italy has a fagioli (bean) soup...
 
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How to use olive oil
Here are a few tips on how to use this kitchen staple in your cooking. Extra-virgin olive oil is best ...
 
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The Splendid Table
Lidia will be joining Lynne Rossetto on Turkey Confidential this Thanksgiving for their" annual live, call in show from...
 
Lidia in Chicago
Lidia will be in Chicago this week visiting her Public Television friends at WTTW, conducting a class at Eataly Chicgao " and...
 
NY Moves Power Women Event 2014
Lidia will be honored at the NY Moves Power Women Event on Friday November 14. This is a wonderful event honoring influential...
 
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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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December 14, 2014
How to use olive oil

Here are a few tips on how to use this kitchen staple in your cooking. Extra-virgin olive oil is best when used in its raw form-right out of the bottle-to drizzle on salads and before serving a bowl of soup or pasta. Do not use olive oil to fry (canola and vegetable oil are best), but you can add a little olive oil to the pan for flavor. You can use olive oil for cooking and sautéing, but keep the heat fairly low. To prevent oxidation or rancidity, store olive oil in full, small bottles, tightly shut in a dark and cool place.