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  • proper n. A female given name, a less common spelling of Lydia.


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  • The portrayal of Lidia is well done; the modifications have made her so fragile that she cannot walk without assistance.

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  • Her Italian creations have also landed her a television series called Lidia's Family Table and a DVD called Favorite Recipes.

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  • So, in addition to finding work as a prep-kitchen chef on PBS 'Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen, she started her own catering business, The Passionate Palate.

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  • I'm up for any of these dishes -- or for her voluptuous eggplant parmigiana -- next time Lidia plans to spend an afternoon at the stove.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • And while you'd think there's nothing left to say about Italian-American food given the thousands of magazine articles and dozens of cookbooks that have scrubbed this particular gastronomical cupboard clean, nugget after nugget of good food and delectable ideas pop out of the recipes and stories lovingly told by Lidia and her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, in Lidia's Italy in America Alfred A.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • Lidia theorizes that pasta alla puttanesca soared to popularity here in the 1970s because authentic Italian ingredients such as cured olives and cured capers were just becoming available, so the dish delivered what she calls a "wallop of flavor" that keeps people making it right up to today.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • Lidia Bastianich is one of my personal heroes and, in a moment's notice, I would lead the campaign to make her our next Ambassador to Italy.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • Lidia Bastianich, who by most reckoning must be Our Lady of Italian Cooking, traveled the country, revisiting places where Italian immigrants originally settled and where, even today, there's great resonance.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • Lidia has all the makings: savvy business acumen, formidable intelligence, and the perfect demeanor fitting such a position.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

  • Lidia has introduced us, through her seven cookbooks, television shows, and as doyenne of a handful of Italian restaurants in America, to the complexities of Italy's culture and to the simplicity of Italy's authentic cuisine.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America


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