Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
is the author of seven previous books, five of which have been accompanied by nationally syndicated public television series. She is the owner of the New York City restaurant Felidia, among others, and she gives lectures on Italian cuisine throughout the country. She lives on Long Island, New York.
Lidia Bastianich is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com).