When immigrants came to America, they brought with them not only their grandmothers' recipes, but also centuries-old traditions. Join beloved chef and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich on an eye-opening culinary journey as she visits with families sharing their traditions, getting a rare and deeply personal glimpse into the wonderful diversity of American culture and food.
From jumping the broom to tying the knot, wedding celebrations in America are as diverse as the nation itself, and Lidia cordially invites viewers to be her ""plus one"" on this cross-country matrimonial odyssey.
Chicago, IL: Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) and actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey join Lidia in the preparations for Angie and Reggie's traditional lavish Indian ceremony, offering up a delicious primer on classic Indian wedding dishes, including tandoori specials, seafood kebabs, and traditional Indian breads.
New Orleans, LA: Liz and Ray's wedding will showcase their love for The Big Easy, featuring Mardi Gras Indians dancing to the beat while bedecked in brightly colored feathers, and traditional fare including jambalaya, crawfish, and pralines.
New York, NY: Isaac Mizrahi creates a special outfit for Lidia to wear to David and Jessica's traditional Korean-American wedding, America Revealed host Yul Kwon shares his insight on Korean food, culture, and tradition, and the bride offers Lidia an appetizing introduction to Korean cooking.
New York, NY: Estelle and Gus' marriage of two cultures - Italian-American and Irish-American - holds special significance for Lidia, proud aunt and godmother to the bride. Feasting on both traditional Irish wedding cake and classic Venetian desserts, Lidia muses on the true significance of wedding celebrations.
Special Bonus Features include…
- Printable recipes including chicken curry, lobster salad, japchae noodles, pralines and more!
- Additional interviews with Lidia, Mario Cantone, Yul Kwon, and Isaac Mizrahi
Producer: Caroline Suh
Executive Producer: Laurie Donnelly, Lidia Bastianich, Joshua Seftel
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2012
Director: Laurie Donnelly
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Talent: Isaac Mizrahi, Mario Cantone
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen