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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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Wheat Berries
The wheat berry refers to the entire wheat kernel not including the hull. They are usually a tan to re...
 
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The Splendid Table
Lidia will be joining Lynne Rossetto on Turkey Confidential this Thanksgiving for their" annual live, call in show from...
 
Lidia in Chicago
Lidia will be in Chicago this week visiting her Public Television friends at WTTW, conducting a class at Eataly Chicgao " and...
 
NY Moves Power Women Event 2014
Lidia will be honored at the NY Moves Power Women Event on Friday November 14. This is a wonderful event honoring influential...
 
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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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May 21, 2014
Wheat Berries

The wheat berry refers to the entire wheat kernel not including the hull. They are usually a tan to reddish brown color and are available either hard when they are packaged dry, or soft when they are packaged in a can as a processed grain. Wheat berries are often added to salads or baked into a bread to add a crunchy texture as a whole grain. Wheat berries also provide excellent nutritional benefits. Look for wheat berries at a health food store or in the natural foods section of your local supermarket. If dry, soak the wheat berries for 5-6 hours then drain and cook in salted boiling water like other grains until soft, about 45 minutes. Add drained cooked wheat berries to soups, serve hot as a side dish, or serve cold in a delicious salad. Wheat berries have a nutty flavor so they are great with fresh vegetables and with honey and dried fruits as a dessert.