Celebrity Chef and TV Host to Speak at New Canaan Library

data blogApril 15, 2024

The New Canaan Library is delighted to announce an exclusive event with renowned celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author, Lidia Bastianich on April 25th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. During this special evening, Ms. Bastianich will delve into her life stories and her latest culinary masterpiece, “Lidia’s: From Our Family Table to Yours,” co-written with her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali. The cookbook offers a heartfelt compilation of over a hundred cherished family recipes and tales, many of which pay homage to her late mother, a significant influence on Lidia’s culinary journey. Described as a tribute to her mother, this book promises an intimate look into the dishes Lidia cherishes most, offering a blend of family heritage and culinary delight.

Following her talk, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Ms. Bastianich during a Q&A session and book signing. The event also features benefactor tickets, granting exclusive access to meet Ms. Bastianich and enjoy Italian aperitivos. Every ticket comes with a copy of her deeply personal cookbook, celebrating the unifying power of food. This fundraising event supports the New Canaan Library’s Annual Fund, vital for sustaining its diverse programs and services. For those interested, tickets are available through the Library’s website.