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Columbus Day kicks off our love of Italian this week on Goodtaste. Fitting that October is National Pasta Month, as well as the birth month of Columbus himself! Enjoy timeless recipes, how-to videos and more authentic eats from some big names…

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Eataly’s All-New NYC Nutella Bar

No trip to NYC is complete in my book without a visit to Eataly — a world-famous Italian market now a brand new Nutella Bar. This latest addition at Eataly NYC allows guests to discover and experience Nutella in creative ways they have never tried before…

Tomato Basil Capellini

Lidia Bastianich’s Easy Tomato Basil Capellini

It doesn’t get much better than this! We’re packing on the pasta with the Pasta Queen. Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich is an old friend, and it’s such a treat to cook with her whenever she makes it into town. On this day, we tackled one of her beloved standards: Tomato Basil Capellini.

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Neapolitan pizza with Lidia Bastianich

It’s all about the crust…the small raised rim around the pizza called the cornichon in Italy. When it’s crispy, slightly charred and oh so thin, it’s authentic Neapolitan pizza! And that’s exactly what I found at Eataly — Lidia Bastianich’s cool Italian emporium in New York City.

Onion Tomato Focaccia

Onion Tomato Focaccia (Focaccia D’Altamura)

This is one of the amazing Focaccia breads at the equally amazing Eataly in New York City. Owner and PBS Chef Lidia Bastianich shared it with me. Click here for a tour of the breathtaking Eataly and amazing bakery!
It is hard to reproduce an authentic version of most of the loaves without the special starter […]

Lidia Eataly Focaccia with Tomatoes Artichokes

Lidia’s Focaccia with Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes and Capers

Eataly brings Italy to New York. But, you don’t need to travel all the way to New York, City to try Eataly’s Focaccia with Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes and Capers. You can bake this fresh in your own kitchen. According to owner and PBS Chef Lidia Bastianich, focaccia is bread that can be made in an ordinary oven.

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My Taste of Eataly with Lidia Bastianich – Bravissimo!

Three of New York’s best Italian culinary stars are the genius behind the city’s new giant Italian marketplace called Eataly. Lidia Bastianich, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali, who all have fabulous resturants in NYC, are now showcasing the best of Italy in this entertaining emporium modeled after their partner Oscar Farinetti’s emporium in Turin, Italy.

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Lidia’s Chicken with olives and pine nuts

Pollo con Olive e Pignoli.
Lidia Bastianich actually prepared this dish in MY kitchen…you can watch here. She is an incredibly nice woman whose passion for her country and its food is contagious. This dish is so simple but so delicious.  We paired it with the Bastianich Vespa Bianco, an it was a match made in […]

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Lidia’s Chocolate Bread Parfait

Lidia prepared this dessert in my kitchen!  When I first heard we were making a dessert with slices of bread, my initial reaction was ‘really?…bread?’.  This dessert is fabulous.  The flavors of the espresso,chocolate and rum come together beautifully and then, the toasted almonds, dark chocolate and whipped cream…yum, need I say more. I’ll let […]

The Olive Oils I Use

Learning about olive oils is a bit like learning about wine. There are so many brands, they all have different unique taste profiles, and terroir also plays a big role in their flavor as it does with wine.

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Lidia on olives in Italy

Olives are produced in just about every region in Italy and consequently, many Italian dishes use olives as an ingredient. Lidia Bastianich prefers to use olives that aren’t pitted. Hear why.

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Lidia on Bastianich Wines

Lidia Bastianich’s family produces some wonderful wines. I fell in love with the Vespa Bianco…a Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay blend.

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Lidia on her favorite olive oil

Twenty different regions in Italy produce olive oil and no two are the same. The best olive oil for salads is made in northern Italy.

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