Lidia Bastianich Remembers Cooking Risotto for Julia

(Article reposted courtesy of CreateTV)

By Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich remembers making risotto with Julia:

“We sang, we danced, we ate risotto. One of my most treasured moments with Julia was when she came over our house for dinner. She wanted to learn how to make the perfect risotto, and that we did.

With my entire family present, we gathered around the table to eat. After dinner, we sang Italian folk songs, and I remember Julia swaying in time to the sounds of the accordion while humming along. That day, Julia was Italian, and a part of our family, and I loved every delicious moment of it.”

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About Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich is the host of Lidia Celebrates America on PBS. She is also the host of the longtime series on public television, Lidia’s Italy, distributed by American Public Television. She is one of the best- loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Lidia has married her two passions in life – her family and food, to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya.