LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of fourteen previous cookbooks and the Emmy award-winning host of public television’s Lidia’s Kitchen, which also airs internationally. She is also a judge on MasterChef Junior Italy and Italy’s highly rated daily program La Prova del Cuoco.
Lidia owns Felidia, Becco, and several other restaurants, and is a partner in the acclaimed Eataly. TANYA BASTIANICH MANUALI is integrally involved in the production of Lidia’s Public Television series as an owner and executive producer of Tavola Productions, and is active daily in the family restaurant business.
She oversees the production and expansion of LIDIA’S food line alongside her husband, Corrado, and has coauthored several cookbooks with her mother, and one with her brother, Joe. FORTUNATO NICOTRA has been the executive chef at Felidia since 1995.
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