Question: What ingredients do you always have on hand?
Lidia Bastianich: Again I’m talking from an Italian point of view. And an absolute is olive oil, garlic, some onions, Grana Pardano or Parmesano, cheese, pastas or some . . . Either the elements to make some fresh pasta or dry pasta, a lot of legumes, and vegetables, and of course the herbs.
Question: What is your least favorite ingredient?
Lidia Bastianch: It’s not that something is not favorite. I am maybe unfamiliar with them. And I haven’t yet kind of warmed up to cilantro.
Recorded on: 10/4/07