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Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook

by Knopf
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From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya—covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes.

Teaching has always been Lidia’s passion, and in this magnificent book she gives us the full benefit of that passion and of her deep, comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. With this book, readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking. Lidia introduces us to the full range of standard ingredients—meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condiments—and how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics like risotto alla milanese and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce to Lidia’s always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli in Poppy Seed Sauce. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen should have to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for cooking, as well as for traveling and dining in Italy. There is no other book like this; it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook will need.

Lidia's Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrees

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One of the most beloved chefs and authors in America presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of more than 100 Italian recipes that have become Lidia's go-to meals for her very own family—the best, the most comforting, and the most delicious dishes in her repertoire.

     In Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, you’ll find a fresh take on more than 100 of Lidia’s signature and irresistibly reliable dishes, including:

·         Fried Mozzarella Skewers—Spiedini alla Romana
·         Escarole and White Bean Soup—Zuppa di Scarola e Cannellini
·         Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage—Ziti con Broccoli Rabe e Salsicce
·         Baked Stuffed Shells—Conchiglie Ripiene al Forno
·         Eggplant Parmigiana—Melanzane alla Parmigiana
·         Savory Seafood Stew—Zuppa di Pesce  
·         Chicken Cacciatore—Pollo alla Cacciatore        
·         Veal Ossobuco with Barley Risotto—Ossobuco di Vitello con Risotto d’Orzo
·         Cannoli Napoleon—Cannolo a Strati      
·         Limoncello Tiramisù—Tiramisù al Limoncello

From the classic sauces to the delicious desserts, these recipes have been revised and updated to be more concise and clear, but just as soul-satisfying as ever. With new information about the affordability, seasonality, and nutritional value of the ingredients, this book shows there is no question why these dishes are the easiest and most enjoyable to bring to the family table for your most memorable moments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes will give both new cooks and longtime fans something extraordinary to celebrate. 

An Introduction to Lidia's Favorite Recipes by Lidia Bastianich

I have written seven cookbooks thus far, and I'm so happy to have earned a place in your cookbook library. I'm sure that, as you read and cooked your way through each book, you found recipes that became your favorites. Some might be reliable recipes that are easy to cook, and others are probably more difficult recipes that are worth the effort, but my hope is that all of them are dishes that your family loves and that became part of your own traditions. As readers tell me about their experiences around the table, it's become clear that if I collected those favorite recipes and compiled them all accessibly in one book, it might be just the Lidia cookbook you are looking for. And here it is, just for you: Lidia's Favorite Recipes.

These recipes include not only your favorites, but mine as well, like My Mother's Chicken and Potatoes. It is a recipe that has remained a family favorite for the last four generations and I'm sure it had its family roots well before that. It has been slightly altered through the generations, but the deliciousness of this comfort food remains. There are also recipes that represent the flavors and story of my childhood, such as Polenta, and Swiss Chard Potatoes.

There are recipes from some of my unforgettable trips, which will have you traveling through the regions of Italy—making Scaloppine Saltimbocca will transport you straight to Rome; Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausages will take you to Puglia, in the heel of Italy; and Risotto con Porcini and Veal Ossobuco will make you feel like you're in Milan. Then there are recipes that speak of the Italian American story, which can be found in the fl avors of my Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Baked Clams, Zucchini Roll- Ups, and many more. And as I put this book together, I added some of my new favorites, which I know you will try and love.

Family is very important to me, and I love to cook for my family and friends, so I included the simple and flavorful Italian dishes that you will love to prepare for your family and friends, like Minestrone, Meatloaf with Ricotta, and Sausage and Peppers. These recipes all make family-size quantities, and can also be divided and stored in the freezer for unexpected company, last-minute family visits, or even "I have no time to cook" nights. What's important is that these are all easy and delicious, and the warm, familiar flavors will bring your family straight to the table. Today more than ever we want and need to gather around the table with our family and friends to escape our daily distractions, and what better way than with food that luscious, nutritious, and cooked with love.

For most of these recipes, the ingredients are affordable and easy to find. This is especially true if you cook by the seasons—and, after all, that is the best way to cook. Today all of us care about eating consciously, sustainably, and responsibly to keep our environment safe for future generations. Cooking and eating seasonal and local food, and not wasting a bit of it, is something all of us can do to make a difference while enjoying meals we love. A favorite dish is timeless, no matter your budget or season, and I think you'll find that these favorite dishes of mine will remain your favorites as well.

Continue cooking, and tutti a tavola a mangiare,

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich on Her New Cookbook: Lidia's Italy in America

Chef Lidia Bastianich Talks with QVC Program Host David Venable about her kind new cookbook "Lidia's Italy In America," which includes 175 recipes — and the.

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The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook
The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook


The follow up to 2012's bestselling The Soup Sisters Cookbook (over 35,000 copies sold), with more than 100 new soup recipes from "souper" volunteers and celebrity chefs. The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook showcases delicious recipes from Soup Sisters volunteers and from many top celebrity chefs-including Yotam Ottolenghi, Curtis Stone, Lidia Bastianich, Rob Feenie, Susur Lee, Michael Smith, Anna Olson, and Mark McEwan. With more than 100 recipes arranged by season, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook gives you enough heartwarming soup recipes to prepare and share throughout the year. Soup Sisters is a Calgary-based non-profit enterprise founded in 2009. It organizes multiple volunteer soup-making events across the country every month to produce soup for women, children, and youth in need. Soup Sisters believes in the power of soup and the nutrition, comfort, and warmth that the gift of soup can bring. As well as working with women's shelters, Soup Sisters also operates Broth Brothers, which focuses on work with youth crisis centers across the country, providing support to young men who are working to support themselves. The Soup Sisters' growing network of supporters collectively cook up more than 10,000 servings of soup every month.


Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking


In her beautifully illustrated new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich lays out a comprehensive curriculum of wise cooking tips-from the cutting board to the kitchen table. Channeling the instructive elements from her TV show, she teaches us that a good dose of common sense is the key ingredient to a stellar meal. As storyteller and chef, she draws on anecdotes to educate and illustrate. Recalling lessons learned from her mother, Erminia, and her grandmother Nonna Rosa, Lidia pays homage to the kitchen sages who inspired her. Whether it's Citrus Roasted Veal, or Rustic Ricotta Tart, each recipe is a tangible feast. We learn to look at ingredients as both geographic and cultural indicators. In Campania, the region where mozzarella is king, we discover it best eaten three hours after preparation. In Genova we are taught that while focaccia had its basil origins in the Ligurain culinary tradition, the herbs and flavorings will change from region to region; as home chefs, we can experiment with rosemary or oregano or olives or onions! When it's time for dessert, Lidia draws on the scared customs of nuns in Italian monasteries and convents and reveals the secret to rice pudding with a blessing. Lidia's Commonsense Guide to Italian Cooking is a collection of 150 delectable recipes, told with commonsense cooking wisdom, that teaches us how create simple, seasonal Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.


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Genuine Robinson of North County and Billy's Tavern Talks Fish Tacos and Tequila - 03/11/15, via Dener Westward

where the occasion was judged by Manhattan restaurant luminaries Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali, among others. Although he didn’t win, one of the event organizers was impressed by his recipe and told him he should put in black a cookbook — and so he did.

Miami Dade College hosts victuals forum to preview Expo Milano 2015 - 03/10/15, via The Miami Herald

Feeding the Planet: Verve for Life includes panel talks on American food and its relationship to health and culture, as well as a luncheon that will honor restaurateur and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich with a Victuals for Life award. The event also serves ...

Lidia Bastianich’s children make a note a cookbook featuring 100 healthy pastas under 500 calories. - 03/04/15, via The Kansas City Star

Tanya Bastianich Manuali says enough already: Enough anti-gluten death and gloom. Enough carb bashing. Enough with the paleo promises. “I think pasta has gotten such a bad rap,” says Bastianich Manuali, who was in Kansas City last week to formally pending ...


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Hazelnut Tort
Hazelnut Tort
This is the Hazelnut Torte MO, slightly modified, from Lidia Bastianich's new cookbook, Lidia's Italy. I left out the chopped chocolate called for in the batter and instead layered these mini cakes with dark chocolate ganache to deputize a "Giandja Torte". Recipe is posted on my blog.
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Frico con le Mele
Frico con le Mele
Frico con le Mele Montasio cheese sandwiching a wam layer of sauteed apples. Notes: This means is straight from Lidia Bastianich's new cookbook, Lidia's Italy. There's no Montasio cheese to be found here in my hometown, so I picked up some in New York. Although I tried to keep this dinner mostly Chinese, I had to use up the cheese. There were no complaints from the group. They loved every bite of it. I've had this dish at Lidia's restaurant here in Kansas City, and it's always a hit. At the restaurant, they rotate the fillings. I'll have to try some others next time I get my hands on some Montasio. I asked Lidia if any other cheese could be substituted, she said that Montasio is unmatched because it strikes the perfect balance between sturdiness and creaminess that helps it melt and crisp along with the filling. Frico is basically a huge double-cheese quesadilla - two layers of crisped Montasio cheese sandwiching a mix of (traditionally) potatoes and onions. For this...
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3rd Execution: Salmone alla Griglia
3rd Execution: Salmone alla Griglia
Grilled Samon with Horseradish Served with contorni: grilled asparagus in herbs and braised radishes. Notes: This filet of salmon was expertly grilled to a mid rare perfection - certainly nothing to write home about, but certainly nothing to cry about either. I was a little disappointed at the meagre "horseradish crust" - which was unqualifiedly a timid dusting of what appeared to be freshly grated horseradish. (This was certainly a timid "crust" of horseradish compared with the Horseradish-crusted Arctic Char I recently cooked from Marcus Samuelsson's Aquavit Cookbook). The braised radishes and grilled asparagus, were arrant. Both were cooked perfectly, intensifying the natural sweetness of these two, rather naturally bitter vegetables.
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