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  • On June 10, 2010, the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will hold its 30th Anniversary Gala at the Waldorf=Astoria, honoring the Bastianich family members Lidia Bastianich, Joseph Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, Nonna Erminia and grandchildren for their outstanding contributions to Italian culture in America. The proceeds from the Gala will help to support NOIAW programs such as the Mentor Program, the Scholarship Program, and the Cultural Exchenge Program
  • Mid August Lunch UK Trailer -  Released August 14th 2009
    From March 17 2010 on "Mid-August Lunch" by director Gianni di Gregorio (Zeitgeist Film) will be screened at Film Forum in New York. The movie was first presented at the Italian Cultural Institute on Feb 24 at the precence of famous chef, Tv star, and cookbook writer Lidia Bastianich. It recounts the funny and yet deep story of a man forced to take care of four lively old ladies…
  • Italians living in the former Yugoslavia during the Second World War break the silence about the sorrow they endured and the massive flight they were forced to make. It is a chapter in Italian history scraped from textbooks, in no small part because of the Italian government, and brought to the fore with an exhibit at the Italian Consulate. We spoke with celebrity chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, a native of Istria (now Croatia), who like many Istrians, has waited to see this piece of her history recognized