Being behind the counter and in front of the cooker feels familiar to Carlo Cracco; here he shows us step by step, ingredient after ingredient, how to cook his spaghetti with cocoa beans, purple cabbage and salmon roe.  It is with this dish that Masterchef Italia’s former judge, introduced by the ambassador of Italian taste in America, Lidia Bastia...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Gala Weekend will be held October 12-14, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  The weekend kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the NIAF Museum at NIAF’s headquarters, which features historical art and artifacts and digital presentations providin...

As migrant children were recently being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Lidia Bastianich’s own refugee story has an eerily familiar ring. The accomplished Italian chef and restaurateur takes a break from award-winning cookbooks to unpack her own immigrant story in the just-released “My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family,...

When celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich celebrates, two ingredients are a given: large gatherings of family and friends and food – lots of hearty, delicious Italian food. She's had a few good reasons to party the last few years, including the 15th anniversary of her Lidia's Pittsburgh restaurant in 2016 and her 70th birthday i...

E' stata la chef Lidia Bastianich la madrina d’eccezione del I° Meeting internazionale sulla Dieta Mediterranea promosso dalla presidenza della Regione, in collaborazione con il Comune di Nicotera, l’Accademia Internazionale della Dieta Mediterranea Italiana di riferimento, l’Unione regionale Cuochi, giornalisti e testate del settore gastronomico,...

Celebrated chef and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich just won her second straight James Beard Award for PBS’s “Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes,” telling uplifting stories of military veterans and food. Like her 2016 public media program “Holiday for Heroes,” which won also won best special, “Homegrown Heroes” featured Bastianich visiting...

In 1958, 11-year-old Lidia Matticchio and her family arrived in America as Italian refugees, penniless and speaking no English. Social workers supplied them with lodging, used clothes and boxes of unfamiliar food, including a thick, canned, white substance that baffled her mother. “The red, white and blue label featured a slice of cherry pie and th...

When: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free The series continues with Lidia Bastianich in conversation with Maria Teresa Cometto. Lidia Bastianich is the best‐selling author of thirteen cookbooks and the Emmy award-winning host of public television’s Li...

Emmy Award-winning chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and more — Eataly partner and chef Lidia Bastianich gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate. Enter: Lidia Day! On Saturday, April 21, Eataly Chicago is dedicating a full day of activities to the beloved chef, from a cooking class to a book signing. “Food, you know, tells us who we are, where w...

If you were asked to cook for the Pope, what would you choose to make? This was a real question for chef Lidia Bastianich in both 2008 and 2015 – the years in which Benedict XVI and Pope Francis visited the United States. “I remember vividly,” Bastianich told CNA. “It was an extraordinary experience. ”“When I got asked to cook for Pope Benedict, I...