Lidia Celebrates America
This series is a multi-cultural experience celebrating the diversity in America. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich takes a culinary journey that will seat us at the table of families all across rural and urban America. From east to west, north to south, experience along with Lidia the diverse melting pot that is America. This series is a deeply personal journey that allows Lidia to share her culinary traditions, heritage and history with others who also have great stories to tell.
Lidia Celebrates America Previous Broadcasts
Life's Milestones (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 25, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Host Lidia Bastianich celebrates important milestones with a diverse group of Americans: a baptism with a Greek Orthodox family; a Navajo house blessing in Utah; college graduation seen through the eyes of a Brazilian-American Boston University student; and a sweet 16 birthday party for a young French-Cajun woman ready to make her debut as a Nashville country music star. Soprano Renee Fleming sings "You'll Never Walk Alone."
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 26, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Freedom and Independence (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 18, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Join host and chef Lidia Bastianich and her celebrity cast as she celebrates independence and freedom with different cultures across America. The celebrity cast includes: actress Anna Deavere Smith, opera singer Renee Fleming, singer Martha Wainwright, chef Jacques Pepin, actor Alex Mapa and former Olympic athlete Nadia Comaneci.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 -- 3:00 AM