The beloved TV chef offers the only cookbook you’ll need to give any gathering–from a dinner for two to a wedding–a delectable, welcoming Italian flavor.
No one throws a party like Lidia Bastianich! And now, in this delightful new cookbook, she gives us 220 fantastic recipes for entertaining with that distinctly Bastianich flare. From Pear Bellinis to Carrot and Chickpea Dip, from Campanelle with Fennel and Shrimp to Berry Tiramisu–these are dishes your guests will love, no matter the occasion. Here, too, are Lidia’s suggestions for hosting a BBQ, making pizza for a group, choosing the perfect wine, setting an inviting table, and much more. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and filled with her trademark warmth and enthusiasm, this is Lidia’s most festive book. Whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two, a child’s birthday party, a holiday gathering, or a simple weeknight family dinner, Lidia’s flavorful, easy-to-follow recipes and advice will have you calling to your guests: “Tutti a tavola a mangiare!”
About the Authors
LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of thirteen cookbooks and the Emmy award-wining host of Public Television’s Lidia’s Kitchen which also airs internationally. She is also a judge on Masterchef Jr. Italy and Italy’s highly rated daily program “La Prova del Cuoco.” Lidia owns Felidia, Becco, several other restaurants, and is a partner in the acclaimed Eataly. She lives on Long Island, New York.
TANYA BASTIANICH MANUALI is integrally involved in the production of Lidia’s Public Television series as an owner and executive producer of Tavola Productions, and is active daily in the family restaurant business. She oversees the production and expansion of LIDIA’S food line alongside her husband, Corrado, and has coauthored six cookbooks with her mother, and one with her brother, Joe. She lives on Long Island, New York.