I’m a PBS cooking show junkie. Given we don’t have cable, I don’t have access to all those Food Network shows, but I think I would prefer all the true culinarians found on PBS anyway. If I had an Italian mom, I’d want her to be Lidia Bastianich. She’s smart, candid and makes amazing food that may require a bit of effort, but nothing that can’t be conquered in a Saturday afternoon. Her cookbooks are full of beautiful photos, recipes and a bit of Italian history. We were lucky enough to eat at Becco in NYC a few years back and the pasta was just outstanding.
As Lidia says at the end of each show,
“Tutti a Tavola a Mangiare!”
(everyone to the table to eat!”