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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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The basics of braising vegetables the Italian way
In Italy, another word for braising vegetables is "strascinare," or to drag in the pan. Set some olive...
 
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December 17, 2015
The basics of braising vegetables the Italian way

In Italy, another word for braising vegetables is "strascinare," or to drag in the pan. Set some olive oil in a pan, add crushed or sliced garlic. Once the garlic is golden, add the cleaned and washed vegetables (not overly drained) to the pan, and begin to toss the vegetables in the pan. Sprinkle with some crushed red pepper and set a lid on top. The vegetables will sweat and steam in their own water. Toss it around a few more times, and presto!