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Episode 50

Episode 50: Create Healthy Food Memories with Lidia Bastianich

Food shopping, cooking and eating together means so much more than meets the eye—in the process you are creating food memories that can comfort and guide you throughout your life. In this episode the remarkable Lidia Bastianich talks about why creating healthy food memories is so important to her, and how you can cultivate them for yourself and your loved ones.

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, best‐selling cookbook author, successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most importantly, she has accomplished all of this by marrying her two passions in life—her family and food—to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya.  Her most recent book is Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan, and a Bowl, a companion to her new 26-part public television series, Lidia’s Kitchen. She is also the author of the English and Italian version of her memoir: My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Lidia’s cooking shows air nationwide in the U.S. on public television and CREATE, internationally, and on various digital networks. Among the numerous awards and accolades Lidia has earned are seven James Beard awards and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Host (2013 and 2018).  In 2022 Lidia received the Silver Award from APT for 25 years on Public Television. 

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Ellie Krieger

Well known from her Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” and Public Television series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, two-time James Beard Foundation award winning, and IACP award winning author of 7 cookbooks. She is a weekly food columnist for The Washington Post and has also been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazines and USA Today. A registered dietitian nutritionist who earned her bachelors from Cornell University and her masters from Teachers College Columbia University, Ellie finds happiness living in NYC, where most days you can find her walking or biking around Central Park.

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