Lidia Bastianich is one of television’s most beloved chefs, a best-selling cookbook author, and chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants.
This month, we’re bringing you Lidia's Kitchen Marathon every Sunday at 2pm. We’ve got 8 FULL HOURS of back-to-back episodes of all of Lidia's programs including Daytime Emmy nominated hit series "Lidia's Italy" and "Lidia's Italy in America".
TLN is thrilled to congratulate Adam Mirra, winner of our Lidia's Italy in America Cook Book contest.
Here's what Adam told us he loves about Lidia:
“Lidia reminds me of cooking with my late Grandparents as a kid growing up in a very large Neopolitan family. Many of her recipes remind of my childhood when my mom use to drop me off at nonna's house for her to watch me and all we did all day was cook different Italian dishes. Now as the world is growing we forget that there was a time that was slow paced and we did everything from scratch. That's what Lidia means to me - a good old fashion meal instead of these very hard dishes some top chefs put out there. My family owns an Italian restaurant and we sometimes make or try her recipes in our daily special and man they're simple to do.”
Enjoy the book and all those amazing recipes Adam!
And thanks to everyone who participated.
"I love Lidia because her show encompasses family, travel, and the best food … I never get tired of watching Lidia - she has given me so many new ideas."
-- Nella Valenza
"Lidia has such a deep passion for food and family [and] enjoys sharing it with other people .. most of the time, I just want to reach through the screen & savour a bite!"
-- Coralee McDougall-Lalonde
"Lidia's passion for food and the love she puts into sharing her recipes ... Dishes [that] are sure to bring families back to the dinner table to enjoy good food together."
-- Susan Barclay
"Lidia reminds me of .. my childhood [and] a good old fashion meal."
-- Adam Mirra
"She takes you on a trip while cooking, back to the old country ... [with] full meals including wine!!"
-- Penny Larsen
"Lidia loves food and it shows. She makes simple but tasty recipes."
-- Fran Gibson
"She makes Italian cooking SO EASY and enjoyable."
-- Gaye Marshall
"Her recipes are so good, and easy to follow ... She's a joy to watch."
-- Nancy Azzopardi
"Once TLN starting televising Lidia's Italy and then Lidia's Italy in America, I was so ecstatic .. I was glued to the TV, intrigued with Lidia's cooking methods .. Your show leaves me saying Mmmmm!!"
-- Louise Cervoni