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.
GBHExecutive Producers: Laurie Donnelly & Lidia Bastianich
Producer/Director: Callie Wiser
Producer: Lea Furutani Editors: Mark Dugas
Additional Editing: Mark Chesak, Sabrina Zanella-Foresi
Directors of Photography: Jason Longo, E.J. Enriquez, Bryan Frania, Dave Gorn, Antonio Rossi, Josh Woll
Assistant Camera: Greg Brutus, Quentin DiResto
Still Photography: Armando Rafael
Post Production Supervisor: Peter Norton
Associate Producer: Pamela Gaudiano
Production Assistant: Kristen Chin
Intern: Caleb Chandler
Digital: Anna Fort, Meredith Nierman
Social Media: Tory Starr, Zack Waldman
Station Marketing: Bara Levin, Matthew Midura, Sean McLean
Director, National Project Finance: Tobee Phipps
Production Finance: Evan Mehler
Legal and Business Affairs: Eric Brass, Jay Fialkov, Janice Flood, Nike Okediji, Raven Smith, Donna Taub
Unit Manager: Michael Yue
Business Manager: Jonathan Trimby
Director of Production: Salme López Sabina
Senior Executive in Charge: Denise Dilanni
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