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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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My Mother's Chicken and Potatoes
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Il Palio
The Palio is the city of Siena’s famous annual horse race. The town’s main square, called the Piaz...
 
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Lidia in Chicago
Lidia will be in Chicago this week visiting her Public Television friends at WTTW, conducting a class at Eataly Chicgao "and...
 
NY Moves Power Women Event 2014
Lidia will be honored at the NY Moves Power Women Event on Friday November 14. This is a wonderful event honoring influential...
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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July 7, 2014
Il Palio

The Palio is the city of Siena’s famous annual horse race. The town’s main square, called the Piazza del Campo (or simply Il Campo), serves as the race track for this exciting event. Each of the town’s seventeen neighborhoods (contrade, as they are called in Italian) has its own colorful flag and is represented by a rider who competes in the race—the first of which occurs on July 2, the second on August 16th. Festivities begin days before the actual races, during which the small city floods with locals and travelers alike. If you find yourself in Tuscany during the Palio, be sure to experience this great historic festival. So meaningful are these races to the contrade that on the day of the races, the horses and their riders walk into the duomo to be blessed.