Cooks with Books: Lidia Bastianich (Insalata's Restaurant)

Lidia Bastianich

From Our Family Table to Yours

$150 includes the book + lunch
Sat., October 21, 2023 • 12:00pm PT

Insalata's Restaurant - San Anselmo

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We are thrilled to inaugurate our new season of Cooks with Books with the return of beloved and legendary author, chef and restauranteur Lidia Bastianich. She be presenting her latest cookbook, Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours, as you dine on a lunch of recipes directly from the book prepared and hosted by local favorite Insalata's in San Anselmo.

$150 Ticket (includes meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours)

A personal collection of more than a hundred favorite family recipes—from Crespelle with Herb Pesto and Penne with Sausage, Mushrooms and Ricotta Vegetable Polpette, to Lidia's Simple Roast Chicken and Mimosa Cake—from the best-selling, award-winning "doyenne of Italian cooking" (The New York Times)

Nothing brings a family together like food. And no one knows food like Lidia Bastianich. In this inviting, deeply personal new cookbook, she shares the dishes she cooks for those she loves the most. This is the first book Lidia has written since the death of her mother, Nonna, who was beloved not just by Lidia’s family but by millions of cookbook and TV fans. With all the family stories and passed-down recipes, in many ways, this book can be seen as a tribute to Nonna.

Here are the traditional recipes that graced Lidia's table as a young girl (Prosciutto and Onion Frittata, Rigatoni with Sausage and Cabbage, and Four-Cheese Baked Macaroni) alongside the new creations (Sweet Potato Chickpea Gnocchi with Gorgonzola, Cheesy Baked Chicken Wings) that she makes for her children and grandchildren today. Bringing together more than a hundred delicious, flavorful, and easy-to-make Italian recipes, From Our Family's Table to Yours is a celebration of the dishes Lidia’s family turns to over and over—and yours will, too.

Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours is the next best thing to a seat at Lidia's kitchen table, with more than a hundred recipes, including:

  • Leek and Ricotta Tart
  • Spicy Crispy Roasted Cauliflower
  • Avocado and Tomato Salad with Balsamic and Mozzarella
  • Shrimp and Tomato Risotto
  • Fuzi with Chicken Ragu
  • Spaghetti in Lemon Cream Sauce
  • Fettuccine with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, and Olives
  • Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Pickled Peperoncini
  • Strawberry and Cream Parfaits

LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of fifteen previous cookbooks and is the Emmy Award–winning host of PBS's Lidia’s Kitchen, which also airs internationally. She is also the co-host of Nonna Senti Che Fame…Pensaci Tu, which airs on Discovery+ in Italy. Lidia owns Becco and several other acclaimed restaurants, and she is a partner in the acclaimed Eataly. TANYA BASTIANICH MANUALI is integrally involved in the production of Lidia's Public Television series as an owner and executive producer of Tavola Productions, and she is active in the daily business of the family restaurants.



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Lidia Bastianich photo  courtesy of Diana DeLucia.



120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours: More Than 100 Recipes Made with Love for All Occasions: A Cookbook By Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657422
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Published: Knopf - September 26th, 2023