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30 Years in 30 Days: Lidia Bastianich

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November 17, 2017

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To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re sharing 30 Years in 30 Days, an exclusive 30-episode digital series featuring noteworthy chefs and culinary icons who will help us tell the story of the Foundation’s history in the 30 days leading up to an exciting television premiere: 30 Years: A Celebration of the James Beard Foundation, airing Sunday, November 26, at 4:00 P.M. (ET) on ABC. The exciting television special will feature appearances by industry icons Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Traci des Jardins, Carla Hall, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Pepin, Gail Simmons, Martha Stewart, Ming Tsai, and Marcus Samuelsson, who will help us tell the story of our history and evolution.

On our 22nd installment of 30 Years in 30 Days, we’ve got industry icon and Beard Award winner Lidia Bastianich, who joined the culinary community to purchase the Beard House in 1986 and turn it into a culinary center honoring James Beard’s legacy.

Watch the video above, and be sure to stay tuned as we continue to share these poignant pieces over the next month. 

Catching up? Watch the previously posted videos.