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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Celebrity Chef

Lidia Bastianich, the warm and familial cooking show host, is also a cookbook author and highly successful restaurateur with three of Manhattan's most notable restaurants, Felidia, Esca, and Becco, and the recently opened Lidia's Kansas City and Lidia's Pittsburgh.

In addition, she has launched a line of prepared pasta sauces and is writing a new cookbook with her daughter Tanya, an art historian, exploring the themes of Italian art and food.

 
 

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Posted by Gamera • 5y ago • Report
i think Lidia has a brilliant flair for turning a few good, simple ingredients into something amazing - it's definitely worth IQ'ing her show because you'll get something out of every episode... there's a lot of great stuff i've taken from her and i try to apply it across the board - not just with Italian...
Delicioso! (that's about the extent of my Italian...)
Posted by CB62 • 5y ago • Report
lidia makes me think of my nonna and my mum and her sisters she cooks with love that what draws me to lidia and also she made my nite when i was watching top chef new york and she loved fabios italian rustic chicken. please lidia come to australia we would love to have you I think i can speak on behalf of all the italians here. clorinda bradley
Posted by Nadia2 • 5y ago • Report
I agree Clorinda...I wish Lidia would come to Australia too. It would be fantastic to see her in person, even meet her...have been a fan of her show since we first got austar a few years ago. We love how she shows us around the regions in Italy...it's just like you are really there...my favourite is Friuli. The recipes are delicious and we learn something new every time...even on the repeats. Brava Lidia!!!!
Posted by Mary65 • 3y ago • Report
We love the shows, Dad thought she was the best of all the TV cooks, think I agree.
6 Lydia books, all well worth the money.
A shame more bookshops don't carry them. Easy to purchase from overseas.
Posted by Mary65 • 3y ago • Report
Lydia has books to go with each series, look at Lydia's own website, it lists the books.
Amazon or Ebay are easy to purchase from if your local bookshop cannot supply. Mary
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