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Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic

Lidia's Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio E Olio

Daniel Hautzinger

Here's hoping you don't have to get close enough to smell anyone's breath today – it might be stinky, because it's National Garlic Day! What better way to celebrate that wonderful ingredient than in a light simple recipe that lets its flavor shine through, like Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic, or "Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio e Olio," for you true Italians. Broccoli rabe has been eaten by Italians for centuries, but has only recently found its way into the trendy American kitchen.

Lidia Bastianich's Lasagna. Photo: Meredith Nierman (Lidia).

Lidia's Italian-American Lasagna

Daniel Hautzinger

July 29 is Lasagna Day, the perfect opportunity to invite a bunch of friends and family over and make a hearty lasagna to share with them. Don't have a recipe? Try Lidia Bastianich's classic Italian-American version, filled with her own meat sauce.
Lidia Bastianich in 'Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes." (Courtesy of Meredith Nierman/WGBH)

"Food Tells Us Who We Are": An Interview with Lidia Bastianich

Daniel Hautzinger

Cookbook author, TV chef, and restaurant owner Lidia Bastianich just won a James Beard Award for her TV special "Holiday for Heroes." She told us she made the special to "say my thank you to the veterans for maintaining this freedom that we have."
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