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Past Lidia Specials

In previous specials, Lidia Bastianich has explored the American immigrant experience through the revelry of the holidays, and embarked on a cross-country matrimonial odyssey. She has encountered stories of hard-won freedom, while traversing America with celebrity guests, and she has shared some of life’s milestones with diverse families and communities.

Watch the full specials of Lidia Celebrates America online.

Home for the HolidaysHome for the Holidays

For celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich there is no place like home – especially at Christmas, her favorite time of year. In this intimate, hour-long documentary special, Lidia celebrates her native Italian holiday traditions, along with the traditions of six celebrity guests. Watch this multi-faceted documentary about the culinary traditions that make up America.

Watch a preview and learn more: Home for the Holidays

 

Life's MilestonesLife’s Milestones

Chef Lidia Bastianich continues her cross-country journey of the United States experiencing the exuberance of American culture through food. This time she shares, with four families, special rites of passage marking some of the most meaningful moments in life’s journey.

Watch a preview and learn more: Life’s Milestones

 

Freedom & IndependenceFreedom & Independence

Lidia Bastianich sets out on a compelling new adventure, traveling across the country with celebrity guests to celebrate diversity and explore moving tales of hard-won freedom.

Watch a preview and learn more: Freedom & Independence

 

Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something NewWeddings: Something Borrowed, Something New

Lidia Bastianich explores America’s rich cultural heritage as seen through the lens of its wedding ceremonies and the special foods and traditions associated with them.

Watch a preview and learn more: Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New

 

Holiday Tables & TraditionsHoliday Tables & Traditions

Four holidays, four very different tables and traditions. Join celebrity chef and culinary author Lidia Bastianich as she travels across America in a celebration of culture through food.

Watch a preview and learn more: Holiday Tables & Traditions

 

Follow Lidia’s adventures by reading Lidia’s Blog, or visit Lidia Celebrates America and share a favorite recipe or story.

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