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How to Salt Pasta Water

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Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today we’re going to learn how to salt pasta water perfectly. The first and most important thing about cooking your pasta is that you have to have your water really boiling furiously. Look at that beautiful roaring
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How to Make the Perfect Crouton

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Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen! Today we’re going to learn how to make the perfect homemade croutons. So, here I have a variety of Italian breads all of which are wonderful to use for croutons. For example here I have a nice thick italian country rustic,
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How to Select Pasta

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Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today I’m going to explain how to select the perfect cut of pasta for your sauce. So I’m frequently asked, “Lisa, why are there so many different types of pasta”? Well in Italy we make each cut of
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How to Drain an Eggplant

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Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today we’re going to learn how to properly drain an eggplant. You know, being southern Italian we use so much eggplant in our cuisine. An eggplant is such a nutritious, delicious, versatile vegetable. In fact,
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How to Devein Garlic

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Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today we’re going to discuss how to devein garlic. So, the first thing to do is select a good head or bulb of garlic. This is your head or bulb of garlic and each bulb of garlic is made up of a number of individual
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Pranzo di Ferragosto – Five Course Meal

LIK Pranzo di Ferragosto - Five Course Meal
One of the biggest cultural differences between the U.S. and Italy is the month of August. While Americans take their children back to school, college students move into dorms and we’re at work, Italians shut down their offices – some for the whole month! During that
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Peperoni Arrostiti con Uova in Carozza

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Peperoni Arrostiti Con Uova in Carozza – or eggs in a basket with roasted peppers – is a popular dish enjoyed by Italy and most of Europe. Though a simple meal, my recipe for Peperoni Arrostiti Con Uova in Carozza is a sure-fire hit for the family at any time of day! Explore a
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