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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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Fresh Pear and Pecorino Ravioli
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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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Lidia’s Upcoming Tour Schedule
I am so excited to be on a book tour this fall for my upcoming book Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine which will...
 
Sailing the Adriatic
Each summer, Lidia joins a small group of friends for a sailing trip and a week of swimming, relaxation and of course delicious...
 
Milano Expo 2015
Lidia will be back at the Milano Expo for women’s week. The theme of this expo has been “Feeding the Planet, Energy...
 
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...
 
In and Around Emilia-Romagna Region and It's Wonderful Vinegar
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Eat a Red Apple Day
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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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May 21, 2015
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.