Lidia's Blog

Out on October 29th: Felidia, Lidia’s new cookbook!

June 12, 2019

Felidia, Recipes from My Flagship Restaurant

By Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali and Fortunato Nicotra

Lidia Bastianich–together with her longtime Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra–shares 115 of the...

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  • Today's tip

    Serving pasta

    December 12, 2019

    Pasta dishes should always be served hot.

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    Olive Oil and High Heat

    October 17, 2019

    I’ve said before that extra virgin olive oil—the really wonderful, flavorful, murky stuff—shouldn’t be heated. I’m happy to change my stance on the subject...

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    CANESTRATO PUGLIESE: A Rare Treat for Cheese Lovers

    October 17, 2019

    In Puglia, as in all the southern regions, a bowl of pasta is rarely served without a shower of local, aged pecorino over the top. As a lover of sheep’s milk...

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    Octopus

    October 17, 2019

    Cooking freshly caught octopus can sometimes be tough. I remember the fishermen, including my uncle Emilio, when they returned from fishing and had caught some...

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