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A Conversation with Lidia: Family, Food and Fun

What's behind the woman who has a restaurant empire, PBS television show, product line and books? Meet Lidia Bastianich and discover the thoughtful, amusing, and engaging personality behind the success. In a lively conversation in this WHYY special, host Kerry Nolan sets the tone for Lidia to tell great stories about the family table, pasta, sailing and even the sensuality of the tarantella.

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Ambulance LTD
“Anecdote” track 3, s/t
Tvt, 2004

“Caught By the River” track 12, The Last Broadcast
Capitol, 2002

Robin Nolan Trio
“Friar Park” track 2, Mediterranean Blues
Refined Records, 2001

Quattro Mani; Susan Grace & Alice Rybak
“Variations on a Theme of Paganini” track 11, A Game of Go composed by Witold Lutoslawski
Klavier, 2000

Puccini – Turandot; Performed by Pavarotti
“Nessun Dorma!” track 6, disc 2
Decca, 1990

Claudio Villa
“La Strada Nel Bosco” track 9, Maestro, Italy
WEA (Warner.), 2000

“Occhi di Fata” track 2, Volare
Decca Record Company, 1987

Tarantella Villaggio
The Italian Folk Art
Federation of America

Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo, David Grisman
“Tarantella Op. 18” track 6, Traversata
Acoustic Disc

Tarantella Sei Cento
-I Campagnoli Dance Troupe

Beppe Gambetta with Carlo Aonzo
“Zia Maria Fa gli Gnocchi al Pesto” track 13, Serenata
Acoustic Music Records, 1997

Alloy Orchestra
“Mary (Short Version)” track 3, Lonesome
BIB Records, 1995

John Anthony Lennon
“Serenata” track 8, Player’s Fair, performed by Daniel Stanislawek
Albany Records

Gotan Project
“triptico” track 4, La Revancha del Tango
XL recordings, 2001

“La Valse” track 11, Mondo Platinum
Ark 21 Records, 2002

Over Stok og Steen
“Reinlender” track 1, Til Almuen
Lindberg Lyd AS, 2003

Over Stok og Steen
“Runtom-kule” track 9, Til Almuen
Lindberg Lyd AS, 2003

Alloy Orchestra
“Only a Worker” track 11, Lonesome
BIB Records, 1995

Over Stok og Steen
“Menuett” track 5, Til Almuen
Lindberg Lyd AS, 2003