Four decades after celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich opened Felidia, her esteemed Midtown restaurant has quietly shuttered. In September, Bastianich sold the brownstone that’s been home to the Italian restaurant since 1981 as part of a $4.7 million deal, according to PincusCo. The building is now owned by Tony Park, the chief executive of real estate...

Famed chef Lidia Bastianich is best known for her delicious Italian meals seen in her best-selling cookbooks or on her hit PBS cooking show “Lidia’s Kitchen.” While the beloved chef can share her story from her own elegant New York City restaurant, Felidia, it all began from modest means as child in Italy. Over a mouth-watering meal, Bastianich tol...

“L’Ora Italiana” — “The Italian Hour” — is cooking up something special. The Italian American Cultural Club’s weekly Italian-American radio show will welcome as its March program guests “the queens of the Italian-American culinary scene” in Mary Ann Esposito and Lidia Bastianich. Co-hosts Frankie DiCarlantonio and Lucia Scaffidi plan to announce th...

For the time that Lidia Bastianich has been on PBS, her mother Ermina Bastianich, or "Grandma" as she is known to fans, has been a huge part of Bastianich's shows. So it was devastating for Bastianich's viewers when, on Friday, Lidia went on social media to share her heartbreaking news about her beloved mother with fans, saying (via Twitter). "My d...

Chef Lidia Bastianich has been around the country during the pandemic — and without leaving her home. The 73-year-old chef, restaurateur and Emmy award-winning public television host, like many Americans these days, has been taking a lot of Zoom calls. "I must say, I depended a lot on my grandchildren," Bastianich tells Fox News of getting acclimat...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

Tune in this Wednesday for the second episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE!: Season 2. Wednesday (9/16) at 7pm EST/4pm PST on Facebook Live, our hosts Mark DeNunzio and Mary Kovach will be joined Italian-American celebrity chef, television host, author, and award winning restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich! Don't forget to tune in and leave your questions f...

Lidia Bastianich has been cooking 'round the clock for her 99-year-old mother and her lucky neighbors. "I am cooking more, and, actually getting back into some of the basics," says Bastianich from her home in Queens, New York. "I have a little garden. So, I'm gardening all the herbs. I'm making homemade pesto for the winter." That's how the world-r...

Chef Lidia Bastianich is a living symbol of the American dream. A refugee from Isitria, this self-taught chef made a name of herself by introducing the country to the regional flavors of her homeland of Italy. Before Chef Lidia opened her first Manhattan in 1981 — and it's still going strong — risotto was not on the map. Julia Child and James Beard...

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy-winning television host, a successful chef and restaurateur, and a best-selling cookbook author. She made her name by introducing American diners to the dishes of her Italian childhood. Bastianich spent the first 10 years of her life with her grandmother in Croatia. “I was grandma's little helper sort of running things,”...