Lidia's Italy In America


Monday to Friday at 6:30PM

Lidia’s Italy in America brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian‐American cooking. Lidia Bastianich goes across the US to talk with fishermen, chefs, farmers, butchers, families and entrepreneurs to learn more about the rich and diverse development of Italian‐American culture.

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 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. 


  • Thu Oct 27 at 6:30 PM

    California: Pesto Pronto!

    On her trip to the Golden State, Lidia meets with Brady Whitlow, president of Corto Olive, to talk about their methods of producing Italian-style olive oil in California. Next, Lidia visits one of the longest-standing wine making families in Sonoma County, the Seghesio family, at their vineyards. Joe joins Lidia in the kitchen to give his take on how to use pesto in two easy recipes: Pesto Salmon BLT and Pesto Chicken Salad. Lidia explores pesto's possibilities with a Spaghetti with Basil and Pistachio Pesto and a Fusilli dish with Spinach Walnut Pesto.

  • Thu Oct 27 at 7:00 PM

    St. Louis: Macaroni & Cheese: An American Favorite, Inspired by Italy

    Lidia travels to St. Louis and visits Volpi Foods, where she chats with owner Armando Passetti about their variety of cured Italian meats. Later, Lidia shows viewers the rich history of St. Louis's Italian neighborhood, the Hill. In the kitchen, Lidia is happy to be joined by her granddaughter, Julia, as she makes Macaroni and Cheese, an American classic, as well as Veal Hamburger Parmiciano, and wonderful Braised Escarole.

  • Fri Oct 28 at 6:30 PM

    Kansas City: Italian American Steak in Kansas City

    Join Lidia in Kansas City, where she and Cody Hogan talk with Mario Fantasma, owner of Paradise Locker Meats, about the heritage pork he provides to Lidia's Kansas City. Later, get an exclusive tour inside Lidia's Kansas City! Last but not least, Tanya brings viewers on a journey through the impressive collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. Lidia makes Steak Pizzaiola, tempting Roasted Potato Wedges, and caps the meal off with Ricotta Cookies for dessert.

  • Fri Oct 28 at 7:00 PM

    Chicago: Chicago's Italian Beef Sandwich

    Join Lidia and Tanya in Chicago, where Tanya shows viewers the Piazza DiMaggio and Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame, both located on Taylor Street, a testament to Italian Chicago's great pride in its heritage. Back in New York, Lidia meets up with Pat LaFrieda of LaFrieda Meats to learn all about inexpensive and incredibly tasty cuts of meat. Lidia's grandson, Lorenzo, helps Lidia make a simple Pasta with Lentils, Italian Beef Sandwich, and Lemon Ice for a refreshing dessert.

  • Mon Oct 31 at 6:30 PM

    Baltimore: Gone Crabbing

    In this episode Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she goes crabbing off of Tangiers Island, VA in search of the freshest crabs for her crabcakes. In this exciting episode, viewers will witness the molting of the crab's shell with the local mayor - one of the watermen of the island. In the kitchen, Lidia prepares a truly nautical meal of Mussels Triestina, Stuffed Tomatoes, and Crabcakes.

  • Mon Oct 31 at 7:00 PM

    From Coast to Coast: Three Favorite pastas in America

    In this episode, Lidia begins with a trip to Gilroy, California to learn all about the town's impressive Italian culinary heritage, and then crosses the country to visit Union Square Market in Manhattan, where she checks out the freshest vegetables to make the perfect Pasta alla Primavera. Together with Becco's Billy Gallagher, Lidia prepares three of America's favorite pasta dishes: Pasta alla Primavera, Fettucine Alfredo, and Spaghetti Aglio e Olio.

  • Tue Nov 1 at 6:30 PM

    Kansas City and New Orleans: Italian Father's Day

    Join Lidia in Kansas City, where she pays a visit to the Holy Rosary Church to watch the ladies assemble their famous altar to celebrate St. Joseph's Day, the Italian Father's Day. Down in New Orleans, Lidia takes part in the traditional festival of pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines), also a classic St. Joseph's Day celebration. In this episode, Lidia makes Italian-American Meatloaf, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, and St. Joseph's Fig Cookies for a tasty dessert.

  • Tue Nov 1 at 7:00 PM

    California: Pasta-The Ultimate Showcase

    Lidia returns to California to visit Andy Boy farm and learns all about broccoli rabe. Later, Lidia meets up with Dino Cortopassi, owner of Corto Olive, to hear his family's colorful culinary history. Join Lidia and Grandma in the kitchen as she makes Baked Stuffed Shells, Penne with Artichokes, and Bacon Orecchiette with Andy Boy's Broccoli Rabe.

  • Wed Nov 2 at 6:30 PM

    Eastern Seaboard: A Shell of a Good Time

    Joined by Esca's Dave Pasternack, Lidia visits with some of Long Island's local fishermen and goes clamming with one of Dave's good friends. Later, Tanya takes viewers on a tour of Boston's North End. Back in the kitchen, Lidia goes clam crazy and makes Clams Casino and Baked Clams Oreganato.

  • Wed Nov 2 at 7:00 PM

    USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers

    Lidia and her good friend, Angelo Vivolo, visit one of his favorite Italian-American spots in Brooklyn: Faicco's Pork Store. Also in Brooklyn, Lidia discovers Frankie's Spuntino, two young Italian Americans who are cooking Italian-American food with a modern twist. Tanya helps Lidia two classic crowd-pleasers: Spaghetti Carbonara and Sausage and Peppers.

  • Thu Nov 3 at 6:30 PM

    Chicago: Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio

    Lidia travels to the Windy City to visit Caputo's, a family-owned Italian grocery in Elmwood Park, a very Italian suburb of Chicago. Lidia also brings her viewers for a stroll along the main thoroughfare of Chicago's Little Italy, Taylor Street, which is currently undergoing a major Renaissance. Grandma joins Lidia in the kitchen as her taste-tester, while Lidia prepares Cauliflower Soup and Chicken Vesuvio.

  • Thu Nov 3 at 7:00 PM

    Baltimore: A Baltimore Classic-The Civic Club Sandwich

    In this episode, Lidia heads to Baltimore, where she visits an institution of Italian food: Di Pasquale's market. Back in the kitchen, Lidia prepares Spiedini alla Romana, Minestrone, and the Italian-American Civic Club Sandwich.

  • Fri Nov 4 at 6:30 PM

    New York City and New Jersey: An Italian-American Picnic in NYC

    In this episode Lidia and Tanya embark on a whirlwind tour of New York City. Tanya takes viewers to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and Lidia brings viewers to Union Square Market, where she shops for the makings of an Italian-American picnic. Lidia prepares a delicious Fried Zucchini Prosciutto; a Scallion and Egg Sandwich; and a Celery, Artichoke, and Mortadella Salad.

  • Fri Nov 4 at 7:00 PM

    USA: Italian-American and Truly Italian

    Lidia travels to Boston to visit Christine and Carla Pallotta, owners of Nebo restaurant, to hear their story and taste their gnocchi, made from a recipe passed down from their mother. Later, Lidia explores a variety of crustaceans, including a scallop still in its shell. Lidia's grandchildren-Olivia, Miles, and Ethan-help her prepare Italian American Shrimp and Gnocchi with Gorgonzola.


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