Lidia Bastianich

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Lidia Bastianich's New Children's Book Brings Kids Into the Kitchen

Monday, March 02, 2015

Lidia Bastianich talks about her new children’s book, and reminisces about growing up on the farm, raising chickens, and gathering their eggs.


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Recipe: Lidia Bastianich's Chicken and Potatoes

Monday, March 02, 2015

Chicken and potatoes, fried together in a big skillet so they are crisp and moist at the same time, is Lidia's mother’s specialty. 

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On-Demand Video: Leonard Lopate Talks with Lidia Bastianich, Andrew Carmellini and David Bouley

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Leonard Lopate talks with Lidia Bastianich, David Bouley and Andrew Carmellini about the thrills and challenges of building a collection of restaurants in New York City and beyond.


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Last Chance Foods: How to Pick the Best Italian Olive Oil

Friday, February 07, 2014

Restaurateur Lidia Bastianich explains what you need to know about Italian olive oil. Also, try her recipe for olive oil and rosemary spaghettini.

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Last Chance Foods: Lidia's Common Sense Risotto

Friday, October 18, 2013

Award-winning television host and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich explained that once you master the technique of making risotto, nearly any ingredient can be added as a highlight — even lettuce. Listen to her explanation of the basics and try her recipe for lettuce risotto.



No Such Thing as Leftover Risotto

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Italian cooking great Lidia Bastianich recently confirmed something that was impressed upon me during a cooking class long ago: There's no such thing as leftover risotto.


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Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America

Friday, June 28, 2013

Lidia Bastianich discusses her one-hour special, “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence.” She and a few celebrity guests travel the country exploring how various cultural groups observe different symbolic events marking independence. She also shares her own personal tale of escaping from behind the Iron Curtain at age 12, outrunning bullets and dogs to cross the border. “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence” airs June 28 at 10 pm on PBS.

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