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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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Traditional Rice and Chicken
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Farro is one of the oldest grains and I urge you to try it, especially if you are not familiar with it...
 
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Lidia on Hoy in Mexico City
Lidia will be on hoy today at 10:37amCT cooking some great dishes. Be sure to check your local...
 
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Lidia is hosting a sold out class at Eataly" on Tuesday January 13th"  from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Participants will learn about...
 
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Lidia will be appearing on Un Mondo Da Amare" tonight at" 8:00pm on Rai 1. It will be a spectacular evening filled with great...
 
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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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February 3, 2015

Farro is one of the oldest grains and I urge you to try it, especially if you are not familiar with it you will come to love it. An ancient form of wheat (also called emmer), faro cooks like pearl barley or rice, with no soaking. It has a wonderful nutty flavor and is quite nutritious. Since it is now sold in many specialty markets and easily ordered online, it is easy to procure and it stores well and I hope it becomes a staple in your pantry.