FAMILY TABLE Season 2
Premiering Saturday, January 14,
this press release (MS Word document).
Season 8 program descriptions (MS Word document).
FAMILY TABLE" CONTINUES WITH 26 MORE EPISODES
ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
TABLE, the 30-minute cooking series starring Lidia
Matticchio Bastianich, will release 26 new episodes
in January 2006 as the acclaimed show begins its
TABLE, which made its debut on public television
stations nationwide in the spring of 2005, is distributed
nationally by American Public Television and is
presented nationally by WHYY in Philadelphia.
of LIDIA'S FAMILY TABLE continues to feature one
of America's best-loved Italian chefs preparing
classic Italian recipes in her warm, Mediterranean-style
kitchen surrounded by her family. Everybody chips
in, and at any given time, four generations gather
to cook, eat and celebrate the joys of life. The
program will air at various times on local public
broadcasting stations across the nation.
has been a public television favorite since her
first cooking series premiered in 1998. Over the
past seven years, Lidia has become one of America’s
most beloved television chefs and her two previous
series, LIDIA'S ITALIAN-AMERICAN KITCHEN and LIDIA'S
FAMILY KITCHEN continue to attract record viewers.
2006 season includes some wonderful new shows --
"The Cod Story," with her mother, known
as Grandma Erminia; "La Festa," with her
son Joe; and "Lasagna for Dinner & Dessert."
prepared on the show can be found in the Lidia’s
Family Table companion cookbook (Knopf 2004, $35.00).
TABLE is produced by Tavola Productions, Inc., presented
by WHYY in Philadelphia and will premiere in January
2006 on public television stations throughout the
country. Please check local listings for the exact
date and time.
to her weekly show, Lidia will continue to make
personal appearances at public television pledge
drives and events in several cities throughout the
country. Her past pledge appearances include KRMA,
KQED, WTTW, WLIW, DPTV, WQED, KCPT, WHYY and NJN.
to being the star of a nationally syndicated television
series on public television, Lidia Bastianich is
a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and
entrepreneur. Her cookbooks include her most recent
book, Lidia's Family Table -- a
companion book to the new television series, as
well as Lidia's Italian American Kitchen, Lidia's
Italian Table and La Cucina di Lidia. She
is the chef/owner of three very successful New York
City restaurants -- Felidia, Becco and Esca -- and
is the proud chef/owner of Lidia's in Pittsburgh
and Kansas City. Together with her son, Joseph,
and Mario Batali of the Food Network, she is opened
Del Posto New York City's meatpacking district in
She is also
founder and president of Tavola Productions, an
entertainment company that produces broadcast productions
of quality including LIDIA'S FAMILY TABLE. In addition,
Lidia has developed her own line of specialty sauces
that are sold at upscale retail establishments nationally,
and heads up an exclusive travel company that develops
and implements customized excursions to Italy that
often combine gastronomy with art history. She recently
launched a new interactive website which includes
recipes, descriptions of her restaurants and a monthly
newsletter as well as an interactive monthly subscription
club that enables fans to cook along with her.
information about Lidia Bastianich, and Lidia’s
Italy, please visit http://www.lidiasitaly.com.
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