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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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January 20, 2014
Cooking with wine

When cooking with wine try not to use anything labeled cooking wine. Go with a good wine, a wine that you would drink. So save those unfinished bottles of wine for cooking. Remember what you have left from wine after cooking is its flavor, and the better the wine, the better the flavor in the food you are cooking. When cooking with wine, you want the alcohol to dissipate, so when you add wine to a pan, do not add any other liquid until the wine cooks for a few minutes and the alcohol has had a chance to evaporate, then proceed with other liquid ingredients.