Lidia Celebrates America

  • 2011
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A culinary celebration of the American immigrant experience.

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Life's Milestones Season 2, Episode 2 Dec 26, 2013 Paid

From PBS: 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.”

Freedom and Independence Season 2, Episode 1 Jun 28, 2013 $2.99

From PBS: Join Lidia Bastianich to celebrate freedom and independence with different cultures across America.

Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New Season 1, Episode 2 Apr 17, 2012 Paid

From PBS: The second in a series of four PBS specials with celebrity chef and culinary author Lidia Bastianich continues the celebration of culture through food with a focus on the traditions surrounding weddings. The first story features an African-American wedding in New Orleans, complete with marching brass band and traditional regional cuisine that includes jambalaya, crawfish and pralines. An Indian-American wedding features actor Mario Cantone, well-known for his role as a wedding planner on TV’s ”Sex and the City,” and Indian actress and food writer Madhur Jaffrey, who will teach Lidia and the audience about classic Indian wedding dishes, including tandoori specials, seafood kebabs and a variety of Indian breads. The third wedding features a Korean-American wedding with celebrity fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, who creates a special outfit for Lidia to wear to the wedding. “Survivor” winner and host of AMERICA REVEALED, Yul Kwon, adds commentary and perspective on Korean culture. The final wedding in the program examines the marriage of two cultures — Irish-American and Italian-American, with music and food from each represented.

Holiday Tables and Traditions Season 1, Episode 1 Dec 20, 2011 Paid

From PBS: Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich celebrates culture through food. Join her for an Italian Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes with actors Mo Rocca and Stanley Tucci; a Mexican-American Christmas Day with four generations of the Cortez family in San Antonio, Texas; a Chinese New Year feast and celebration with the Fong-Torres family; and a Jewish-American Passover seder with the Russ family of the famed specialty shop Russ and Daughters and food author Ruth Reichl.

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Freedom & Independence Trailer
02:14 — Join host and chef Lidia Bastianich and her celebrity cast as she celebrates independence and freedom with different cultures across America. Our cele (more…)
Life's Milestones
55:57 — Host Lidia Bastianich celebrates important milestones with a diverse group of Americans: a Sweet 16 birthday party for a young French-Cajun woman read (more…)
Freedom and Independence Preview
00:31 — Join Lidia Bastianich to celebrate freedom and independence with different cultures across America.
Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New Highlights
04:56 — Watch highlights from Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New airing Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 8pm ET on PBS. Check local listings.

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  • Premiered: December 20, 2011
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A culinary celebration of the American immigrant experience. (more)

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