Who is the first lady of italian cooking (besides my mother of course)? Well it's not Giada (a pleasant bubbly girl who's very passionate about Italy but her cooking skills are limited).
The first lady of Italian cooking is Lidia Bastianich.
Lidia grew up in Istria, a coastal region along the Adriatic Sea that was once part of Italy and is now in Croatia. She focuses on authentic Italian cuisine and fondly recalls cooking traditions with her grandmother and mother. By focusing on tradition and great food, she has built a food empire.
She co owns three restaurants in NY - Felidia, Becco and Esca. Felidia is by far the best and if you're seeking a great Italian meal in NY, I'd highly recommend it. You're bound to see Lidia there - overseeing the kitchen and the dining room. She also has a great cooking show called Lidia's Family Table.
As Lidia would say "Tutti a Tavola...a Mangiare!"
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