Lidia's Italy


Pack your bags, because you’re going to Italy... Lidia’s Italy. Emmy Award winning chef,  Lidia Bastianich celebrates the land she calls home as she journeys throughout Italy exploring the various regions that lend inspiration to her delicious recipes.

In each episode Lidia takes viewers on a gastronomic tour to regions such as Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Padua, Sicily, Trieste and Istria. She introduces them to friends and family, visits food markets, fishing villages and farms as she haggles over the price of fish, forages for the perfect truffle in the soil of her ancestors, or picks ripe red tomatoes from the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius.

Throughout the series, friends and family often join Lidia, including her daughter Tanya, an authority on Italian renaissance Art with a doctorate in Art History from Oxford University. Tanya introduces some of Lidia’s favorite hidden cultural treasures, while her son Joseph, an award winning vintner, frequently stops by to discuss regional wines.

At the end of each episode, return back to Lidia’s familiar kitchen where she prepares sumptuous recipes as you, the viewer cooks along.


congratulations on your emmy win, lidia!


TLN Celebrity Chef and Host, Lidia Bastianich, was honoured at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards with an Emmy WIN for Outstanding Culinary Host!

Los Angeles, CA - June 16, 2013 - The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.  Nominated in the category of Outstanding Culinary Host along with:

Giada DeLaurentiis (Giada at Home)
Ina Garten (Back to Basics)
Ching-He Huang (Easy Chinese with Ching-He Huang)
Nathan Lyon (Good Food America with Nathan Lyon)
Kelsey Nixon (Kelsey's Essentials)

Lidia Bastianich was honoured with a win for Lidia's Italy.  Catch Emmy Award Winning Lidia Bastianich's Lidia's Italy Sundays from 3-4pm on TLN.

"What an extraordinary recognition!  I am honored to have won in this category, and even more honored to count myself among such an exceptional group of nominees.  Food is my passion and my medium of expression, and throughout my career in food I have received much gratification, but receiving this Emmy takes the cake.  Mille Grazie!"

Lidia Bastianich, Emmy Award Winning Chef and TV Host


Lidia in the Media

Lidia Live on Canada AM


Watch Lidia Bastianich create a delicious Celery Caprese salad live on Canada AM. Original air date: Friday, October 18, 2013.  Watch video here.

Lidia Cookin' at the Sun

  ...This award winning TV personality, author, chef, restaurateur, is kindness personified - down to earth with an easy smile.  She was here for an exclusive online chat for Sun readers... Read the full Toronto Sun article here.  

Queen of Italian Cuisine: Q&A with Lidia Bastianich

  Lidia Bastianich is about as synonymous as with popular Italian cooking as Paula Deen is with butter and fried chicken.  We caught up with Lidia recently to talk all things food and Italia! Read the full View the Vibe Article here. 

Why Do You Love Lidia?

See Why Others Love Lidia

"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


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