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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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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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November 9, 2014
Rosemary

I love rosemary. I recall as a little girl playing hide and seek and using the rosemary hedges as my hiding place. I would smell like rosemary for two days. It is best to cook with fresh rosemary, as it has a wonderful fragrance of pine and mint, which is somewhat lost when dried. I add rosemary to stews, marinades, roasted potatoes, when grilling steaks and other meats but I especially love using it with roasted meats and my favorite is with lamb.