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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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My Mother's Chicken and Potatoes
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Pasta and Cheese
There is a natural affinity between pasta and cheese, but it's not as indiscriminate as one might thin...
 
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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
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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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January 26, 2014
Pasta and Cheese

There is a natural affinity between pasta and cheese, but it's not as indiscriminate as one might think. In Italy cheese is used with pasta very selectively and judiciously, with careful attention paid to timing. Cheese is never served with seafood pasta. When preparing pasta with game or pasta with hot pepper, cheese is optional, since the flavors are very intense. The addition of cheese for some might not be necessary, but I enjoy cheese with both.