The Zen of Italian Food:
Recipes from Lidia Bastianich

In Italy, food isn't just food — it's a revelation. And, in the world of Zen, eating may sometimes even be better than... other recreational pursuits.

In celebration of the Zen series and her homeland, renowned chef Lidia Bastianich offers three iconic Italian recipes — one inspired by Zen's hometown of Venice, one from his working world of Rome, and one delectable variation on Zen's favored white truffle penne.

Lidia Bastianich is known as a television chef, cookbook author, restaurateur and entrepreneur. Her cookbooks include Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy and Lidia's Italy — both companion books to the Emmy-nominated television series Lidia's Italy — as well as Lidia's Family Table, Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen, Lidia's Italian Table and La Cucina di Lidia. Lidia is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants — Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia's in Pittsburgh and Kansas City.

Learn more about Lidia, find hundreds of her recipes, full television episodes, tips and community at Lidia's Italy online.

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