This series features one of America’s best-loved Italian chefs preparing classic Italian recipes in her warm, Mediterranean-style kitchen surrounded by her family. Everybody chips in, and at any given time, four generations gather to cook, eat and celebrate the joys of life.
Lidia takes viewers behind the scenes with the Matticchio-Bastianich clan as we meet Lidia’s 84-year-old mother, her two grown children and their mates, and the five grandchildren that light up her life. We watch as “Nonna Lidia” gets the grandkids involved with helping in the kitchen. Parents of finicky eaters should watch closely as Lidia skillfully introduces the little ones to new foods and taste sensations. Some of Lidia’s cooking lessons with the family include: Family Gnocchi Time, Keep on Stirring, Brunch all’Italiana, Saucy Legs and Polenta Pasticcio.
“I take great pleasure from the feedback I receive from my public television partners and viewers,” says Bastianich. “Viewers are always telling me that they want to see more of my family, more of my kitchen and more of all of us eating and cooking together. So, this new show is really for them. I always say that a loving family, honest, wholesome food and real togetherness of family and friends are the essential ingredients for a fulfilling life and a happy home.”... Read more.