Lidia Bastianich Cookbook Giveaway!

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Through her television shows and cookbooks, Lidia Bastianich has taught us the art of Italian food from her homeland. In this book, we get to travel around the USA with Lidia as she explores Italian-American cooking.  There are stories about the struggles of Italian immigration, finding a new life in a new land, and how Italians helped to build America.  Lidia’s road trip took her to many “Little Italy’s” across the country, to the wine country of California, the birth of the canning industry in Monterey, and of course gathered recipes along the way, some from fourth and fifth generation Italian-Americans.

To enter the random drawing (Continental USA only) for this wonderful cookbook, leave a comment here on the blog and tell me your favorite Italian dish.  That’s all you have to do!  Enter now through Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Entries close that day at 11:59 pm.  A winner will randomly be drawn using and the winner notified over the weekend.  I will also post the winner on next Monday’s blog.  Good luck everyone!  I know you will love this cookbook!

Congratulations to last week’s winner for the drawing of the “Betty Crocker Best-Loved Recipes,” Janice E.!

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22 Responses to Lidia Bastianich Cookbook Giveaway!

  1. September 15, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    Lasagna! Why is lasagna my favorite recipe, you ask.

    When the children moved away from home, they lived nearby with two of our sons sharing a house together. To help with their food budget, I started preparing lasagna in loaf pans because that was about the right amount for one or two people. I struggled with the loaf pans not being the right width for the pasta. Now I have found disposable pans (8″x3″x2″) at a truck stop that are the right width for lasagna pasta that fit in a 12-volt portable stove for truckers.

    I learned before they made no-boil pasta that I do not need to boil my pasta. Use the jarred marinara sauce (or homemade about that consistency) because it has enough water in it that it softens the dried pasta when it bakes.

    Please enter me in the drawing.


  2. September 15, 2014 at 4:30 am #

    Chicken Vesuvio is my favorite.

  3. September 15, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    Lidia actually had her first restaurant not far from where I lived in Queens, NY. I wish I had known at the time, I would have been a regular patron I’m sure. I followed her entire PBS series, and never missed an episode. She is so genuine and a model chef for all of us to follow, stressing family and friends are the greatness of her success. Isn’t that why we all create……..from her heart to family and friends. Chao!

  4. September 15, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Lidia’s Tomato and Ricotta Crostini is wonderful – simple but so delicious! Reminds me of my time spent in Italy. Ciao Bella 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. September 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    My family enjoys Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce. So many great dishes from Italian cooks. Love them all!

  6. September 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Spaghetti carbonara = comfort food

  7. September 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Love love eggplant parm- the original fried not roasted! Lidia is fantastic!

  8. September 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Sort of a seafood stew/soup using lots of various shellfish – plus onions, garlic, tomato, broth – and sometimes spinach or other hearty greens. Or variations!

  9. September 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    I so love cookbooks with stories! My favorite Italian dish is any type of ravioli with a light sauce.

  10. September 16, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    Would love to own this cookbook. I have always liked Lidia. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book.

  11. September 16, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    My favorite Italian dish? How can I choose one!?!? Stuffed Shells, Baked Ziti, or any knid Ravioli! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. September 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Spaghetti and meatballs.

  13. September 19, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    The best Italian dish I ever had was gnocchi three ways at a little trattoria in the Campo Fiori neighborhood in Rome. They were light as air and served with three sauces – a spicy marinara, pesto, and a rich cream sauce. Heaven on a plate!

    I can’t believe my cookbook collection doesn’t include at least one of Lidia’s cookbooks.

  14. September 20, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    My Mom’s spaghetti and meatballs!!

  15. September 20, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    I love Lidia! One of my all time favorite chefs and I try to never miss an episode of her T.V. show. Such great information and really doable Italian dishes. She is just great. Not sure I can narrow down my favorite Italian dishes to just one but among my favorite are gnocchi or fig tarts.

  16. September 20, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    Ricotta gnocchi in brown butter sage sauce. Yum

  17. September 20, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    My favorite Italian dish is Tiramisu. I make this for my family every Christmas – a delicious tradition!

  18. September 20, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    I enjoy the Ziti with sausage onions and fennel.

  19. September 20, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Italian food is my favorite! To pin down just one….well that’s hard. Seafood Alfredo probably would head the list. I would love to win Lidias cookbook. Please sign me up!

  20. September 20, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Baked Ziti!!

  21. September 20, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Eggplant Parmesan would be one of my favorite Italian dishes. I love Lidia, so thank you for the great giveaway!

  22. September 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    LOVE eggplant parm…delicious. Lidia is my mom’s favorite chef. Would love to win this for her.

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