Culinary Siblings Give Pasta A Healthy Makeover

April 18, 2015 11:30 AM

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Before the paleos and gluten police declared it the enemy, pasta was king, and its queen was Lidia Bastianich. The celebrity chef specializes in Italian-American cooking, and with her show on public television, she helped put pasta on heavy rotation in home kitchens throughout the country. Her son, Joe, describes his mother as the fairy godmother of pasta, so it was something of a shock to read the cautionary title of a new family cookbook. Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali, Lidia's own children, have teamed up to write "Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny, And Smart Way To Eat Your Favorite Food." Joe and Tanya are with us now in our studios in New York. Thank you very much for coming in.

WERTHEIMER: So, Joe, does pasta have a problem? You're a restaurateur. I mean, people order it in your places. Is it calories or is it gluten or what?

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