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Outstanding Italian Women Series - Lidia Bastianich



Outstanding Italian Women Series - Lidia Bastianich

The series continues with Lidia Bastianich in conversation with Maria Teresa Cometto.

Lidia Bastianich is the best‐selling author of thirteen cookbooks and the Emmy award-winning host of public television’s Lidia’s Kitchen, which also airs internationally, as well as a judge on MasterChef Junior Italy and Italy’s highly rated daily program La Prova del Cuoco.
The flourishing food and entertainment business Bastianich has founded is wide-ranging: she is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants ‐ Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto-- along with her daughter Tanya, while together with Oscar Farinetti and her son, Joe Bastianich, she is partner in Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace, present in New York in two locations as well as in Chicago, Sao Paolo, Boston and Los Angeles (it is to open in Toronto in 2019). Bastianich produces also a line of pastas and all natural sauces and is the founder and president of Tavola Productions, a high quality broadcast productions company in the entertainment sector.
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich was born in the Istrian town of Pula, at that time under Tito’s regime, but in 1956 her family managed to escape to Trieste, joining the larger Istrian exodus of hundreds of thousands who claimed political asylum from Communist Yugoslavia. Two years later, their displaced persons application was granted to emigrate to the U.S. and the Matticchio family reached New York City.

In an interview she has given credit for her family's new roots in America to their sponsor, Catholic Relief Services: “ They brought us here to New York; we had no one. They found a home for us. They found a job for my father. And ultimately we settled. And I am the perfect example that if you give somebody a chance, especially here in the United States, one can find the way.”


Date: Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : ICI

Entrance : Free

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Italian Cultural Institute of New York