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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 Breakfast
Italian breakfast, la colazione, is usually eaten between 7 and 8 am. Traditionally, it is tea or hot...
 
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Lidia on Fox 5 Segment
Lidia will be appearing on New York's Fox TV affiliate, WNYW LIVE, on the 5:00pmET show on December 12th with a display of...
 
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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 will be hosting a book signing of Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking"on Tuesday December 9th from 5 to 7p.m. at Eataly...
 
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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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October 27, 2014
Italian Breakfast

Italian breakfast, la colazione, is usually eaten between 7 and 8 am. Traditionally, it is tea or hot milk with coffee, always accompanied by something sweet. Brioche, bread with butter and marmalade, and cookies are examples of food typically consumed during colazione, and might be familiar to you as part of a “continental breakfast” (which refers to this custom in continental Europe). It is common in Italy to eat breakfast on the way to work at a “bar” or caffè. The classic Italian colazione has become as exclusive as fine dining; one can find assorted hearth breads, freshly prepared creams of nuts and chocolate, and jams made with seasonal fruit. Like everything else in Italy, however, colazione is almost as regional as lunch or dinner. In the mountainous areas of Italy, platters of cheese, ham and prosciutto can easily be found served with boiled eggs and hearty breads.