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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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Lidias Common Sense Cooking: Finding Fresh Eggs

 
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All About Balsamic
When shopping for balsamic vinegar, look for the legendary “aceto balsamico tradizionale”, which i...
 
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Appearance on Dr.Oz
Lidia will be appearing on Dr. Oz Monday March 23th cooking and giving tips on cooking healthy food. Be sure to check your...
 
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Lidia on the Better Show
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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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March 11, 2015
All About Balsamic

When shopping for balsamic vinegar, look for the legendary “aceto balsamico tradizionale”, which indicates that the product is the result of the traditional method of production involving five years in wooded barrels of different sizes. The vinegar so labeled is far superior, and is accordingly quite expensive. Its characteristics are molasses-like consistency, lively brown color, a mildly acidic “nose,” and a smooth, subtle interplay of sweet and sour flavors. The “aceto balsamico tradizionale” is packaged and sold only in small bottles that have a bulb bottle as a base and a long neck and are marked Tradizionale.