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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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Asparagus, Green Pea, and Scallion Sauce
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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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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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Appearance on Dr.Oz
Lidia will be appearing on Dr. Oz Monday March 23th cooking and giving tips on cooking healthy food. Be sure to check your...
 
Celebrate Spring with Lidia
Lidia is celebrating spring with her new book and is having a book signing dinner at Lidia’s Kansas City and Lidia’s...
 
Lidia on the Better Show
Lidia be appearing on the Better Show on March 12th preparing dishes from Egg-Citing Farm Adventure. Be sure to check your local...
 
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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, 2015
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.