Lidia's Favorite Recipes

Her full name is Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, but millions of well-fed fans know her simply as Lidia, the genius at the center of such shows as Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen. Her latest cookbook offers her patented combination of simplicity, full-bodied flavor, and ease of preparation. "Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage" will quickly become one of your nightly staples whenever comfort food is in demand.

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