Tune in this Wednesday for the second episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE!: Season 2. Wednesday (9/16) at 7pm EST/4pm PST on Facebook Live, our hosts Mark DeNunzio and Mary Kovach will be joined Italian-American celebrity chef, television host, author, and award winning restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich! Don't forget to tune in and leave your questions f...

Lidia Bastianich has been cooking 'round the clock for her 99-year-old mother and her lucky neighbors. "I am cooking more, and, actually getting back into some of the basics," says Bastianich from her home in Queens, New York. "I have a little garden. So, I'm gardening all the herbs. I'm making homemade pesto for the winter." That's how the world-r...

Chef Lidia Bastianich is a living symbol of the American dream. A refugee from Isitria, this self-taught chef made a name of herself by introducing the country to the regional flavors of her homeland of Italy. Before Chef Lidia opened her first Manhattan in 1981 — and it's still going strong — risotto was not on the map. Julia Child and James Beard...

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy-winning television host, a successful chef and restaurateur, and a best-selling cookbook author. She made her name by introducing American diners to the dishes of her Italian childhood. Bastianich spent the first 10 years of her life with her grandmother in Croatia. “I was grandma's little helper sort of running things,”...

With 108 acres of apple orchards and organic gardens, outdoor cooking sheds for open-flame cooking, a 1,600-square-foot tasting room with ciders on tap , Ironbound Farm — which produces Ironbound Hard Cider — is a destination for those who appreciate farm-to-table food and drink. And, after her visit earlier this fall, it's also a destination for b...

When Lidia Bastianich wants to capture an Italian recipe, she heads to the source. She does her research. Then she researches some more, going into homes and meeting food producers. For Bastianich, food tradition matters, but it also evolves.  Bastianich came to the United States in 1958 at age 12 as a refugee. She opened her first restaurant in 19...

On Nov. 19, award-winning chef, author and television personality Lidia Matticchio Bastianich will return to Milwaukee to celebrate the release of her new cookbook, "Felidia: Recipes from My Flagship Restaurant." Ever since it opened its doors on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1981, Felidia has been revered as one of the best Italian restaurants in...

Renowned celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich runs a culinary empire—she owns 11 Italian American restaurants in the United States. She has her own television series, Lidia’s Kitchen. She has written 16 Italian cookbooks, and created a line of Italian pastas and sauces. She is a member of the international woman’s culinary group, Les Dames d’Escoffier,...

In the high-profile world of celebrity chefs, few have more name recognition than Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, the woman who almost single-handedly redefined American palates when it comes to what Italian cuisine is, and should be, in this country.The breadth of her knowledge and passion as it relates to Italy’s food traditions through its various...

The 15th Annual Hamptons Happening, one of the Hamptons much-anticipated summer social events, will honor luminaries in the world of cuisine, business and fashion who are supporting the groundbreaking research of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). The event takes place on Saturday, July 13, at the estate of Kenneth and Maria Fish...