meet lidia

Television personality, cookbook author and restaurateur

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.

about
meet lidia

meet lidia

Television personality, cookbook author and restaurateur

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.

about
meet lidia

RECIPE OF THE DAY

Pizza Margherita

From my travels researching Lidia’s Italy in America, I encountered many different kinds of pizza across America like deep dish in Chicago, a cracker-like pizza in St. Louis, and the classic New York pizza pie.

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TODAY'S TIP

Getting to know ricotta

Ricotta, whether freshly made or bought in stores, is a delicious and soft, milky curd, adding flavor and texture to so many dishes in Italian cuisine.

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Class of 2017

Graduation Season at My Restaurants

Host your graduation celebration at one of my restaurants!

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books & products

Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A GREAT ITALIAN COOK

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