It’s always such a delight to talk to celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich. She is infinitely relatable. Even though she has run restaurants and is partner in Eatalys across the world — she's all about family and home cooking. She's coming to Rhode Island this weekend where she will meet fans and sign her new cookbook Saturday, Dec. 11 from noon to 2 p....

Thursday afternoon was full of extraordinary events–55 degree weather with snow and a visit from Lidia Bastianich were among them. Bastianich was here to unveil the expansion of Lidia’s Kansas City to the north with what they have dubbed the Pergola space.  The pergola is an Italian pergola with a Midwest spirit. Knowing that Midwest weather is tem...

Cookbook author, TV host and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich is one of the most famous Italian cooks in the U.S. She’s also a successful restaurateur, with eight restaurants specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine. Yet when she prepares meals for her own family at home, she’s like the rest of us: She likes to keep it simple, with strai...

Cookbook author, TV host and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich is one of the most famous Italian cooks in the U.S. She’s also a successful restaurateur, with eight restaurants specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine.  Yet when she prepares meals for her own family at home, she’s like the rest of us: She likes to keep it simple, with stra...

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...