Meet the Matriarch of Authentic Italian Cuisine

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Beloved Chef and TV Host Lidia Bastianich On Hand to Sign Books, Pasta Sauces, and Wines at Plano and Fort Worth Central Market Locations for One Day Only

WHO: Lidia Bastianich is one of the best-loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Her cookbooks include Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy and Lidia’s Italy – both companion books to the Emmy-nominated television series, “Lidia’s Italy,” as well as Lidia’s Family Table, Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen, and Lidia’s Italian Table.

Lidia is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants. She is also founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces broadcast productions including Lidia’s Italy. In addition, together with her son Joseph, she produces award-winning wines at their Bastianich Vineyards in Friuli and their La Mozza Vineyards in Maremma, Italy. 

WHAT: Lidia will host a rare book signing and pasta sampling at Central Market locations in Plano and Fort Worth. Central Market will demo her line of sauces and pastas, and she will sign her latest cookbook, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy. Books will be for sale.

Central Market also will raffle two gift baskets filled with Lidia’s pastas, sauces, and cookbooks at each signing location.

WHERE: Plano Central Market 
CM Cooks Demo Station (Back of Store Adjacent to Market)
320 Coit Rd.

Fort Worth Central Market
CM Cooks Demo Station (Back of Store Adjacent to Market)
4651 West Freeway

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2011
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fort Worth
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Lidia will be available for limited interviews immediately following both events. 

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MEDIA: Michelle Chism

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