Many of Lidia Bastianich's best culinary creations begin with two words: “Company's coming!” The Emmy Award-winning public television host, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author has a flair for entertaining guests that runs the gamut from extravagant to simple – from a formal sit-down dinner or a holiday gathering, to a buffet, barbecue or...

È l’ambasciatrice della cucina italiana negli Stati Uniti: Lidia Bastianich, che da profuga istriana aprì il suo primo ristorante a New York nel 1971, è ora alla guida di un impero gastronomico, con una ventina di ristoranti, prodotti gourmet, libri, aziende vinicole in Italia delle quali si occupa principalmente il figlio Joe, il giudice di Master...

Queens isn’t known for its gardens but Lidia Bastianich has maintained her own in the borough — Douglaston, to be specific, her residence of 30-plus years. It’s here that she’s planted an heirloom garden, shaped by her growing up in Istria, formerly Italian, now Croatian, across the water from Italy-at-large. While what she’s growing may not be ser...

La bella e dinamica Lucia Nettis, Presidente di Puglia in Rosé, l’Associazione da lei creata che rappresenta 62 produttori di Vini Rosati pugliesi, aveva iniziato a dicembre, quando era venuta a New York proponendone alcuni all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in occasione della mostra di Guido Cagnacci. In quell’occasione era riuscita a farli degusta...

"It starts with an idea, a concept" is how celebrated chef and Emmy winner Lidia Bastianich describes what launched her into the food business some four decades ago. That idea began with a single restaurant in Queens, N.Y., in 1971. Today, Bastianich oversees her own Italian food line, Lidia's, in partnership with daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali,...

Napoli, Brooklyn, the new play by Meghan Kennedy, will open June 27 Off-Broadway in a production at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The show follows a New York City family that has found itself at odds; the three daughters of the Muscolino clan are coming of age in a very different time and place than their Italian immigrant parents, and the play f...

Dopo il riconoscimento del New York Times, che l'ha inserita nella classifica delle mete piu' belle al mondo, anche la chef e ristoratrice italo-americana Lidia Bastianich celebra la Calabria. Una regione da visitare anche al Summer Fancy Food Show, la fiera delle specialità alimentari e bevande in corso al Javits Center di New York. E Bastianich n...

In America, when one thinks of Italy, one thinks of food, and Lidia Bastianich’s food is Italian cuisine par excellence. On a cold and rainy afternoon in New York, we had the pleasure of meeting chef and TV personality, Lidia Bastianich, at her three star restaurant, Felidia. Our objective was to understand the role that sustainability and Made in...

It's early afternoon in Rome, but it's not too soon for Lidia Bastianich to ponder what she'll be eating for dinner. "Tonight I'm going out with a friend. She's taking me to a wonderful trattoria," she says by phone. "So maybe some pasta. Cacio e pepe? Amatriciana? Or maybe carbonara." In her distinctive voice, you can practically smell the cracked...

Nearly 19 years after opening in the Freight House, Lidia’s Kansas City is now offering a children’s menu. Cody Hogan, Lidia’s new general manager, said Lidia’s has always catered to families with children, but now it has a dedicated menu featuring smaller, simplified versions of the restaurant’s classic Italian dishes. Prices range from $7 to $9.5...