Commonsense Italian Cooking Interview With Chef Lidia Bastianich


Interview with Chef Lidia

Commonsense Italian Cooking Recap

The Book Revue – Huntington, NY

In an interview that will make you hungry just thinking about it, Lauren Jablonski (right) interviews Chef Lidia (left), who talks about her new book “Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master.” Chef Lidia expands on:

  • 1) How this book is different from other cookbooks;
  • 2) What you bring into the kitchen when you cook (besides the ingredients);
  • 3) Specific cooking techniques and examples to complement your cooking;
  • 4) Her appreciation and respect for food, and how it works into her cooking;
  • 5) Her very own traditional family holiday gatherings around the dinner table;
  • 6) Why consciously grown food is very meaningful to a chef (and the foodie);
  • 7) Ideas for people who are afraid of cooking or people who think they can’t cook.

About The Author

Award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur Chef Lidia Bastianich released her newest cookbook “Common Sense Italian Cooking.” This book teaches how to make 150 simple yet delicious Italian recipes while sharing anecdotes and family stories. Bastianich promoted “Common Sense Italian Cooking” by signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at Book Revue in Huntington, NY. If you have a foodie in your family, pick up a copy of Lydia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master, because it makes a great holiday gift!

It’s about empowering the cook, whoever is ready to cook and making them feel comfortable in their kitchen cooking my recipes, but their own way.

– Chef Lidia Bastianich

Stir It Up.

What’s your secret to great cooking? Maybe you have a favorite style or tip to share. The beautiful thing about food is: it’s about more than just staying alive. Food is something we create around — relationships, culture, etc.

Editor’s Note: Christopher Ryan is a contributing author to this post.

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