Join celebrity chef and author Lidia Bastianich as she travels across the United States in a celebration of culture through food. Lidia is on a cross-country journey to explore the heartland of America, connecting with the people there and finding out how these small American towns are preserving their deliciously diverse culinary traditions.Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
For more on Lidia, visit Lidia’s Italy, or keep up with her adventures through Lidia’s Blog. And, Lidia would love to hear from you! Visit Lidia Celebrates America and share a favorite recipe or story.
2018 Gold Telly Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Home Grown Heroes–“General Documentary: Individual” category.
2018 James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes–Best Special on TV or Web.
2017 James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes–Best Special.
2016 James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays–Best Special.
Telly Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom & Independence.
2014 Nominated for James Beard Foundation Award for Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom & Independence–Best Television Program, On Location.
New York Film Festivals finalist for Lidia Celebrates America: Weddings – Something Borrowed, Something New.
WGBHExecutive Producers: Laurie Donnelly & Lidia Bastianich
Producer/Director: Callie Wiser
Editors: David Espar, Robert Kirwan
Additional Editing: Steve Audette, ACE
Post Production Supervisor: Peter Norton
Directors of Photography: Jason Longo, Neil Barrett, Corey Florin, David Gorn, Rob Jakubik, Norm Magnuson, Lorenzo Manual
Assistant Camera: Eli Swinson Still Photography: Jason Longo, Jeff Rhode
Associate Producer – Archival: Pamela Gaudiano
Digital: Anna Fort, Meredith Nierman
Social Media: Tory Starr, Zack Waldman
Station Marketing: Bara Levin, Matthew Midura, Jeffrey Elias
Project Finance: Pablo Velez, Jr.
Legal and Business Affairs: Jay Fialkov, Janice Flood, Jared leigh, Nike Okediji, Donna Taub
Unit Manager: Michael Yue
Business Manager: Jonathan Trimby, Katherine Tejada
Director of Production: Salme M.López Sabina
Senior Executive in Charge: Denise Dilanni
Tavola ProductionsSupervising Producer: Shelly Burgess Nicotra