Watching Lidia Bastianich cook on her PBS show, “Lidia’s Kitchen,” makes you wish you were in the kitchen alongside her. Filmed in her own home in Queens, N.Y., Bastianich is calm and reassuring, sharing tips, wisdom, and stories about her grandmother, giving viewers the confidence to cook Italian cuisine. Her dishes look simple but they offer comp...

New Canaan Library is proud to host a special evening featuring top celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Lidia Bastianich. Ms. Bastianich will be speaking about her life and latest cookbook, Lidia’s: From Our Family Table to Yours, co-authored by her daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali. In it, she shares the dishes she often cooks for t...

Dear friends, the year ends as many things scheduled for 2024 overlap with the last things for 2023. For We the Italians, the year ended with participation in a prestigious conference entitled "Cultura ed identità delle comunità italiane all’estero: tra Turismo delle Radici ed internazionalizzazione del Sistema Paese." The event was organized in be...

Just like last year, We the Italians decided that also in 2023 we wanted to name the Italian American of the year. Last year there was little time to survey all our 100,000 newsletter subscribers, and we asked the members of our team. Stanley Tucci was the 2022 winner. This year we asked all of you, and we had a great response! This year too we dec...

The documentary “25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee” will celebrate celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich’s quarter century on PBS. The hour-long doc will air at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. The documentary aims to capture a portrait of the Yugoslavian-born chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television host and Italian food ambassador who tells viewers...

For Lidia Bastianich, taking care of people is second nature. While on set of her PEOPLE photo shoot (on newsstands Friday), a sanitation truck passes by the chef’s sprawling home in Queens, and the driver honks the horn to say hello. “They’re nice to me because I feed them,” says Bastianich, 76, who makes to-go packages for the workers to eat on t...

Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich will be in Rhode Island on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Dave’s Fresh Marketplace, 1000 Division St., East Greenwich. She will sign her latest cookbook, “Lidia’s From Our Family Table To Yours” starting at 11 a.m. The price of the book is $20, a savings of $15 from the cover price, while supplies last. Books must be purchased...

Reserve your spot now and meet the beloved, Emmy-winning TV chef, best-selling author, and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich in person at a special event hosted by the Bayside Historical Society on Thursday, June 29, at the Castle in Fort Totten. “A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich” (part of the ‘Author Talk at the Castle Series’), will take place fr...

Who better to ask for olive oil recommendations than restaurateur Lidia Bastianich? With eight cookbooks (and counting!) to her name, the culinary icon has built her career on Italian American recipes like Mussels Triestina or Home-Style Lasagna — both of which require some trusty extra virgin olive oil. It's a given that Bastianich reaches for Ita...

Senator George Borrello, President of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators, has announced that celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, the Emmy award-winning public television host, best‐selling author and restaurateur, will be a 2023 Italian-American of the Year honoree for this year’s Italian-American Day on Monday, May 22. The annual ev...