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Fri, Jun 21


Bayside Historical Society

Author Talk with Lidia Bastianich: Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours

BHS welcomes back Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Emmy award-winning public television host, bestselling cookbook author, restaurateur and philanthropist, for an exciting presentation about her latest book.

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Author Talk with Lidia Bastianich: Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours
Author Talk with Lidia Bastianich: Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Queens, NY 11359, USA

About The Event


Part of Bayside Historical Society's Author Talk at the Castle Series

Cost: $20 for BHS members; $25 for non-members

Due to popular demand, Bayside Historical Society is welcoming back celebrity chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich to The Castle! Lidia will be presenting a lecture, conducting an audience Q&A, and signing copies of her latest book, Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours, which was co-authored with her daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali. Lidia has shared her love of food, cooking, and family on public television for over two decades, and BHS is honored to provide this opportunity to meet Lidia up close and in person!

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NOTE: A limited number of copies of Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours are being made available for advanced purchase; use the link below to purchase your copy for $25 (a 28% markdown from the list price of $35) and it will be held in reserve for you at The Castle. Once copies sell out, please feel free to bring a copy of the book that you have  purchased elsewhere for signing.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, best‐selling cookbook author, successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most importantly, she has accomplished all of this by marrying her two passions in life — her family and food — to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya. Her cooking style is a tribute to her grandmother Rosa's farm-to-table approach, Aunt Nina's sophisticated techniques in Trieste, and the commercial cooking skills she acquired in a refugee camp kitchen.

Lidia has published numerous cookbooks, co-authored with her daughter Tanya, and companion books to her Emmy-winning television series Lidia’s Kitchen, Lidia’s Italy in America, and Lidia’s Italy. Her most recent book is Lidia’s From Our Family Table to Yours which was released in October 2023, a companion to her new 26-part public television series, Lidia’s Kitchen. She is also the author of the English and Italian version of her memoir: My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Lidia’s cooking shows air nationwide in the U.S. on public television and CREATE, internationally, and on various digital networks including Amazon Prime, Tubitv, and Xumo. Her cooking segments are also part of her TUTTO LIDIA YouTube channel.

Lidia is a celebrated chef and restaurateur and a founder of Eataly. Together with Tanya and son-in-law Corrado, she also developed a line of all-natural sauces called LIDIA’S. In March 2023, she released a line of cookware with HSN.

Lidia is a member of Les Dames D’Escoffier and founding member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, two non-profit organizations of women leaders in the food and hospitality industries. She is also a champion for the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s Adopt-A-Future program, in support of refugee education.

Among the numerous awards and accolades Lidia has earned are seven James Beard Awards (Outstanding Chef, Television Food Show, Best Chefs in America, Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America, Specials 2016, Special 2017 and 2018) and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Host (2013 and 2018). In 2022 Lidia received the Silver Award from APT for 25 years on Public Television.

Reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door. Purchase tickets and order a copy of Lidia's latest book below.

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