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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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October 21, 2014
The downside of pre-mixed Italian seasoning

Many grocers sell a blend of Italian herbs that usually consists of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, marjoram and thyme. These herbs are indeed used in a lot of Italian cooking, but you can better appreciate the delicate nuances of each flavor with fresh herbs, or at least herbs that haven't been mingling for too long. Most importantly, adding single herbs will allow you to adjust amounts according to your taste. This way you learn what each herb contributes to a dish and appreciate its unique flavor.