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Screening and Demo: The Legendary Lidia Bastianich Celebrates 25 Years on Public Television

Platform by JBF
Apr 17 | Wed |
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Fans of the prolific Lidia Bastianich, the legendary television host, are invited to an exclusive evening celebrating 25 years of cooking on public television. At this memorable viewing party and demonstration, guests will enjoy an aperitivo of Prosecco and one of Bastianich’s favorite recipes, savory rice and zucchini crostata. After the welcome reception, join Lidia for an intimate seated screening of 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee. This hour-long documentary tells the story of Bastianich’s rich legacy, from her immigration to the United States to becoming the authority on authentic Italian cooking. Special guest appearances and interviews in the documentary include Jacques Péepin, Mary Sue Milliken, Elizabeth Falkner, Geoffrey Zakarian, childhood friend Christopher Walken, along with Bastianich’s family and other longtime friends and colleagues. Following the documentary, guests will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with Bastianich as she shares how to prepare gnocchi—Italian-style dumplings—and her techniques during a live cooking demonstration (and tasting!). Don't miss this chance to toast this national treasure and celebrate this culinary icon who is synonymous with Italian cuisine. Cookbooks will be available for purchase and signing by Lidia Bastianich.

Venue: Platform by JBF

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, Map