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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
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Milano Expo 2015
Lidia is attending the Milano Expo 2015. This event  gives everyone the opportunity to find out and taste, the world’s best...
 
Tarry Market Book Signing
Lidia and Tanya will be at Tarry Market in Portchester, NY on Saturday May 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Lidia will be signing...
 
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Lidia will be appearing on New York's Fox TV affiliate, WNYW LIVE, on the 5:00pmET show on December 12th...
 
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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, 2015
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.