Join celebrity chef and author Lidia Bastianich as she travels across the United States in a celebration of culture through food. Lidia is on a cross-country journey to explore the heartland of America, connecting with the people there and finding out how these small American towns are preserving their deliciously diverse culinary traditions.
Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
For more on Lidia, visit Lidia’s Italy, or keep up with her adventures through Lidia’s Blog. And, Lidia would love to hear from you! Visit Lidia Celebrates America and share a favorite recipe or story.
2018 James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes–Best Special on TV or Web.
2017 James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes–Best Special.
2016 James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays–Best Special.
Telly Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom & Independence.
2014 Nominated for James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom & Independence–Best Television Program, On Location.
New York Film Festivals finalist for Lidia Celebrates America: Weddings – Something Borrowed, Something New.
Digital Executive Producer: Meredith Nierman
Digital Producer: Anna Fort
Design Production: Anna Fort
Photography: Dylan Leavitt & Meredith Nierman
Executive Producers: Laurie Donnelly & Lidia Bastianich
Senior Program Producer: Anne Adams
Editor: Jon Neuburger
Associate Producers: Pamela Gaudiano; Dylan Leavitt; Shan Shan Tam
Business Manager: Catherine Giarrusso
Coordinating Producer & Production Manager: Salme M.López Sabina
Supervising Producer: Shelly Burgess Nicotra