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YPL Presents: An Author Talk with Lidia Bastianich

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Books & Authors

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Adults, Adults 55+
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You’re invited to an intimate evening with award-winning television host and bestselling author Lidia Bastianich as she talks about her memoir My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when a communist regime annexed Istria, Lidia’s family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step leading to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Heartwarming, deeply personal, and powerfully inspiring, My American Dream is the story of Lidia’s close-knit family and her dedication and endless passion for food.

The YPL Presents: Virtual Author series is funded and supported by the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library.

About the Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is the author of fifteen previous cookbooks and is the Emmy Award-winning host of public television’s Lidia’s Kitchen, which also airs internationally. She was a judge on Junior MasterChef Italy and has appeared on Italy’s highly-rated daily program La Prova del Cuoco. She is also the co-host of Nonna Senti Che Fame…Pensaci Tu, which airs on Discovery+ in Italy. Lidia owns Becco and several other acclaimed restaurants and is a partner in the acclaimed Eataly.