My american dream lidia bastianich

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my american dream lidia bastianich

My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when Istria was annexed by a communist regime, Lidias family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step on a path that led to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Heartwarming, deeply personal, and powerfully inspiring, My American Dream is the story of Lidias close-knit family and her dedication and endless passion for food.
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Lidia Bastianich On New Memoir 'My American Dream'

For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American.
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food

A heartwarming, inspirational, and revelatory memoir from the bestselling, beloved, and award-winning celebrity chef, Lidia Bastianich, told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto. For millions of Americans, Lidia Bastianich feels like family. Now, in My American Dream , she tells her own story for the very first time. When the communist regime began investigating the family, they fled to Trieste, Italy, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. Shortly after arriving in New York at age twelve, Lidia began working in restaurants, her first step on a path that led to her accomplishing her own American dream: becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Our Lists. View all online retailers Find local retailers.

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Shortly after her birth in , Pula became part of Yugoslavia. He also had a couple of trucks. At a time when few people possessed a car, that put the family among the comfortably off. Little Lidia spent lots time with her much less affluent maternal grandmother Nonna Rosa in a homestead two miles outside the city. Life there was dawn-to-dusk work, growing vegetables and fruit, raising animals, foraging for wild greens and mushrooms, and preparing all these for meals and for winter storage. It sounds like paradise, and the little girl certainly loved helping with everything, but looking back as an older woman she highlights the constant hard work.

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  1. Bradamate L. says:

    BOOK REVIEW: 'My American Dream' by Lidia Bastianich - Washington Times

  2. Madelaine S. says:

    Once in New York City, each culinary success built on the one before it.

  3. Théodore M. says:

    Hundreds or more cookbooks are published each year.

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