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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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Italian for Sheep
Speaking of sheep in Italian can be confusing. Agnello is lamb, a young sheep with delicate, tender me...
 
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Milano
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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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August 22, 2014
Italian for Sheep

Speaking of sheep in Italian can be confusing. Agnello is lamb, a young sheep with delicate, tender meat. Agnellone, on the other hand, is a slightly older sheep, slaughtered between the ages of 6 and 10 months. To complicate things further, pecora is the name for an adult sheep, and the root of the word pecorino, a hard and peppery (and delicious) cheese made from ewes’ milk. Lastly, ovino is a more general term, referring not only to sheep, but to lambs and goats as well!