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6 Degrees Entertainment

'Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays'
(DVD / NR / 2016 / PBS)

Overview: 'Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays' is a Christmas special where Lidia hosts a celebration with Christopher Walken, Marcus Samuelsson, Carlo Ponti Jr., Padma Lakshmi, Ann Curry, and Rita Moreno.

DVD Verdict: For celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich there is no place like home especially at Christmas, her favorite time of year. In this intimate, hour-long documentary special, Lidia celebrates her native Italian holiday traditions, along with the traditions of six celebrity guests.

For those not in the know, Lidia Bastianish 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. Especially in her long line of books, DVDs and various TV shows, of course.

Watching this multi-faceted documentary 'Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays' (yes, I know we're a wee bit late in reviewing it, but it only just arrived, honestly!) about the culinary traditions that make up America. it's easy to fall in love with the dishes that Lindia effortlessly creates before our very eyes.

Combining the best of the old and the new, Lidia shares her own culinary customs with the varied holiday traditions of her guests, beginning in the kitchen and ending at the dinner table, where Lidia has prepared a dish inspired by each of her guests' roots and ethnic culinary traditions. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Printable Recipes including Lidia's Meatballs, Braised Pork Shanks with Fennel, Risotto con Porcini, Limoncello Tiramisu, and many more!