Lidia. She's Back!

Photo by Janet Donovan
Lidia with Armando Varricchio, The Ambassador of Italy
Lidia with Armando Varricchio, The Ambassador of Italy

“This year is special,” Lidia Bastianich told Hollywood on the Potomac during the NIAF Gala weekend when the world-renowned chef and TV personality hosted a dinner and signed her new book: My American dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. “Lidia Celebrates America is going to come out in November for the holidays.

This year I went to small town America because I am an immigrant and I wanted to know more about America, what constitutes this great country. America is actually a mosaic of all these different countries. Yes, second, third generations and the fascination was second, third generations of a certain nationality of immigrants that still maintain their culinary tradition. I went up to Minnesota and there the Scandinavians ice fishing.”