Lidia Celebrates America

Premiered December 2015

Join celebrity chef and author Lidia Bastianich as she travels across the United States in a celebration of culture through food. Lidia Celebrates America explores the American immigrant experience through its festivities. Lidia listens as multiple generations of Americans explain the importance of food in preserving cultural traditions.

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Episodes 4

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Lidia Celebrates America

Life's Milestones

Host Lidia Bastianich celebrates important milestones with a diverse group of Americans.

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Life's Milestones

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Lidia Celebrates America

Freedom and Independence

Lidia Bastianich celebrates freedom & independence with different cultures across America.

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Freedom and Independence

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Lidia Celebrates America

Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New

Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich celebrates the traditions surrounding weddings.

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Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New

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Lidia Celebrates America

Holiday Tables and Traditions

Join chef Lidia Bastianich as she travels America in a celebration of culture and food.

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Holiday Tables and Traditions

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Clips 8

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home For the Holidays: Ann Curry

Ann Curry, shows Lidia Bastianich around the Sunrise Mart in Manhattan.

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Home For the Holidays: Ann Curry

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home For the Holidays: Carlo Ponti

Lidia and Carlo Ponti Jr make pasta together, in honor of his mother Sophia Loren.

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Home For the Holidays: Carlo Ponti

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home For the Holidays: Christopher Walken

Lidia and her long-time friend Christopher Walken prepare a scallop dish together.

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Home For the Holidays: Christopher Walken

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home for the Holidays: Conversation About America

Lidia Bastianich's celebrity guests talk about what makes America the land of opportunity.

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Home for the Holidays: Conversation About America

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home For the Holidays: Lidia Goes Home

Follow Lidia back to her homeland in Pula, a fortified seaport in Istria.

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Home For the Holidays: Lidia Goes Home

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home For the Holidays: Marcus Samuelsson

Lidia's friend Marcus Samuelsson talks about what signifies Christmas for him.

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Home For the Holidays: Marcus Samuelsson

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home For the Holidays: Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi shows Lidia her birthplace in Chennai, India.

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Home For the Holidays: Padma Lakshmi

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home For the Holidays: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno shows Lidia one of her favorite childhood dishes from Puerto Rico.

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Home For the Holidays: Rita Moreno

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Previews 8

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home for the Holidays - Preview

Lidia celebrates her own holiday traditions, and the traditions of six celebrity guests.

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Home for the Holidays - Preview

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Lidia Celebrates America

Home for the Holidays - Short Preview

Lidia celebrates her own holiday traditions, and the traditions of six celebrity guests.

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Home for the Holidays - Short Preview

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Video thumbnail: Lidia Celebrates America Life's Milestones - Preview

Lidia Celebrates America

Life's Milestones - Preview

Join chef Lidia Bastianich as she celebrates rites of passage marking key life moments.

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Life's Milestones - Preview

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Lidia Celebrates America

Life's Milestones - Short Preview

Premieres Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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Life's Milestones - Short Preview

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