Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich photo

Photo by: Marcus Nilsson

LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of nine previous cookbooks and the host of Public Television's Lidia's Kitchen. She owns Felidia, Becco, and several other restaurants in New York and is a partner of the acclaimed Eataly in New York and Chicago. She lives on Long Island, New York.

TANYA BASTIANICH MANUALI received her PhD in Renaissance art history from Oxford University. In 1996 she started Esperienza Italiane, a travel company that arranges food, wine and art tours to Italy. She also coauthors cookbooks with her mother, Lidia; manages Lidia's product line; and serves as the cultural and art consultant for the art series. She lives on Long Island, New York.Residence: Long Island, New York