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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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The right mindset for mealtime
Use the best and freshest ingredients, prepare your food with awareness, make it tasty, and diversify ...
 
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Appearance on Un Mondo Da Amare
Lidia will be appearing on Un Mondo Da Amare" tonight at" 8:00pm on Rai 1. It will be a spectacular evening filled with great...
 
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...
 
Lidia on The Talk
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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Food Books and Dvds Tableware

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
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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December 21, 2014
The right mindset for mealtime

Use the best and freshest ingredients, prepare your food with awareness, make it tasty, and diversify what you eat. Those are the principles I keep in mind when I cook for my family, my guests, and myself. Eating should be pleasurable; there should be no guilt associated with mealtime because when we eat, we are nourishing our bodies. If we prepare healthy meals, this is easy. We do this best with friends and family, but it's important to treat mealtime with respect even when you're dining alone.