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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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Cooking Essentials
Here are some basic cooking essentials that every kitchen should have. Everyone should always have a l...
 
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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
Enjoy Lidia's pastas and sauces!
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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May 15, 2014
Cooking Essentials

Here are some basic cooking essentials that every kitchen should have. Everyone should always have a large stockpot for making soups. Soups made in a large quantity are great because they can be frozen then can be easily made into a meal during the week when time is precious. Heavy saucepans or Dutch ovens are great for roasts and braises, and I love a cast iron skillet for high temperature searing and delicious stovetop roasting, and it will last you a lifetime. For pasta lovers a 14 inch diameter skillet is a must so you can toss the pasta with the sauce just before serving. It's also a perfect pan for quick cooking meats and skillet braised vegetables Italian style.