Imagine On Air presents Lidia Bastianich

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Tutti a tavola a mangiare!  Wordfest’s Imagine on Air presents beloved TV chef and bestselling cookbook author Lidia Bastianich with her newest cookbook Lidia’s a Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl. The one-hour conversation will start at 11:00 AM MT (just in time for lunch!), and will be hosted by food writer Julie Van Rosendaal. (The pre-show will begin at 10:50 AM MT.)

The livestream broadcast on is free. Just RSVP above and you’ll be automatically registered and receive a pre-show reminder. We’ll also send you our unique Digital Doggie Bag the next day with links and extras inspired by the conversation.

We’re grateful to Appetite by Random House Canada for making it possible for us to connect you with Lidia Bastianich.

About Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is the author of fifteen previous cookbooks and the Emmy Award-winning host of public television's Lidia's Kitchen, which also airs internationally. She is a judge on Junior MasterChef Italy and Italy's highly rated daily program La Prova del Cuoco. Lidia owns Felidia, Becco, and several other restaurants, and is a partner in the acclaimed Eataly.

Follow her on Instagram at @lidiabastianich.

About Lidia's a Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl: Simple Recipes for Perfect Meals

Lidia Bastianich – doyenne of Italian cooking (Chicago Times) – makes Italian cooking easy for everyone with this new, beautifully designed, easy-to-use cookbook featuring her favorite recipes for flavorful, no-fuss Italian food that uses just one pot or pan (or two!). Here are more than 100 homey, simple-to-prepare recipes that require fewer steps and fewer ingredients without sacrificing any of their flavor.

These are just a few of the delectable dishes that fill this essential book of recipes, the companion cookbook to the upcoming public television series Lidia’s Kitchen: Home Cooking:

  • Spinach, Bread, and Ricotta Frittata
  • One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Roasted Squash and Carrot Salad with Chickpeas and Almonds
  • Penne with Cauliflower and Green Olive Pesto
  • Balsamic Chicken Stir-Fry
  • Skillet Lasagna
  • Braised Calamari with Olives and Peppers
  • Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs
  • Apple Cranberry Crumble

Some of them are old favorites, others are Lidia's new creations, but every one represents Italian food at its most essential – guaranteed to transport home cooks to Italy with a minimum of fuss and muss. 

About Host Julie Van Rosendaal

Julie Van Rosendaal is the Calgary-based author of eleven best-selling cookbooks. She has been the food columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One for over 15 years, is the contributing food editor for the Globe and Mail, and for the past twenty years has been a freelance food writer and columnist for other publications across Canada. Julie teaches, speaks and cooks at culinary schools and events across the country, and has a very engaged audience on her social media channels and blog, Dinner with Julie.

Follower her on Twitter & Instagram @dinnerwithjulie.


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