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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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Farro is one of the oldest grains and I urge you to try it, especially if you are not familiar with it...
 
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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...
 
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Lidia on the Better Show
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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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February 3, 2015

Farro is one of the oldest grains and I urge you to try it, especially if you are not familiar with it you will come to love it. An ancient form of wheat (also called emmer), faro cooks like pearl barley or rice, with no soaking. It has a wonderful nutty flavor and is quite nutritious. Since it is now sold in many specialty markets and easily ordered online, it is easy to procure and it stores well and I hope it becomes a staple in your pantry.