Lidia Celebrates America: Life's Milestones
Join beloved chef and author Lidia Bastianich on a deeply personal culinary journey in celebration of life's milestones, sharing in the wonderful diversity of American culture and food.
Baptism - The Atsas family of Ohio welcomes Lidia to a classic Greek Orthodox service for their triplets, complete with a traditional feast and festive music. To add some perspective and background on Greek tradition, business reporter Nicole Petallides joins Lidia at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, Queens.
House Blessing - In a remote region of Utah, Lidia, Navajo chef Freddie Bitsoie and Grammy Award®-winning singer Radmilla Cody are welcomed into this ancient tradition where a Navajo family receives peace, harmony, and good luck for their new home.
Commencement - Blood, Bones & Butter author and restaurateur Gabrielle Hamilton joins Lidia to talk about her path through school, writing a book, and opening her restaurant Prune. Lidia then heads to Boston to catch up with a young man on a similar path as we join Brazilian-American Alex Galimberti as he prepares for his graduation from the Boston University gastronomy program.
Sweet Sixteen - Rising country music star Lacy Cavalier and her family gather in Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate two important milestones: Lacy's sixteenth birthday and her debut at the famed Bluebird Café, under the mentorship of celebrity songwriter and record producer Victoria Shaw.
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Producer: Rob Tate, Mimi Adams
Executive Producer: Lidia Bastianich, Laurie Donnelly
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2013
Director: Laurie Donnelly
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen