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MemorEATS: Lidia Bastianich



July 23, 2009


"I was making dinner for 150 people in Napa in a kitchen that was set up like a theater. An assistant started the plating for the first course by inserting a glass pitcher into hot soup. The pitcher cracked and, of course, we couldn’t use any soup from that pot. Luckily, I did have a second, smaller pot going, and after an announcement of what was going on and a little “magic,” everyone got an espresso cup full of soup."

–JBF Award Winner Lidia Bastianich, owner of NYC's Felidia, host and author of Lidia’s Italy, and special guest aboard our exclusive Silversea cruise through the Mediterranean