I enjoy taking the time to make a few New Year’s resolutions during the holidays. It helps me to evaluate the previous year, learn from the triumphs and mistakes and move forward in all that I do. I also enjoy taking the time during the winter months to connect again with old friends and associates, and I love to do just that over a good, wholesome meal.
I encourage all of you to take a break from the holiday madness and invite people out to lunch, dinner or to your home for a meal or even coffee. Food is such a connector for all of us, and it gives us time to put our phones away and participate in really good conversation.
Getting together with good friends, family and associates also energizes me and prepares me for the big projects ahead. In fact, in 2017, I’ll be delivering more delicious recipes through Lidia’s Kitchen, releasing a new cookbook, Lidia Entertaining Italian Style, and of course showcasing the compelling stories that make up this wonderful country in Lidia Celebrates America.