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

Smothered Eggplant and Summer Vegetables

Caponata is a dense condiment of chunky fried eggplant and other vegetables and seasonings, jam-packed with flavor—sweet, sour, salty all at once. 

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TODAY'S TIP

All About Tomato Paste

Tomato paste is used in cooking to bring that extra tomato flavor to the finished dish.

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Where's Lidia

Lidia with Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show.

Watch me with Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show preparing my Easy, Free-Form Plum Tart recipe!

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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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