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CIX• N. 1 • THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017 • GIOVEDÌ 12 DICEMBRE 2017 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER italoamericano.org $ 2.25 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY A Tavola with Lidia Bastianich L idia Matticchio Bastianich, the renowned chef, restau- rateur, author, television personality and pioneer who introduced and educated Americans to authentic Italian regional cuisine, met me at her Upper East Side restaurant Felidia on 58 th Street for an afternoon chat about her immi- grant experience and success in an industry that perpetually fails seventy-five percent of the time. ALFONSO GUERRIERO, JR Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 616 Foothill Blvd #D Monrovia, CA 91016 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . LOS ANGELES LA's Top Chefs into Your Home Page 5 SAN FRANCISCO Venice: History and Archeology Page 7 LIFE & PEOPLE Giorgio Perlasca, the Italian Schindler Page 12 LA BUONA TAVOLA Detox with Fennel Italian-Style Page 17 The many beauties of Calabria PG.16 When most individuals approaching seventy-years old contemplate retirement and mov- ing to a more tropical location, Ms. Bastianich shows no sign of trading in her pots and pans for a more relaxed environment. "You're absolutely right" as she reaches over to pour mineral water into my glass and responds to why she is not even close to retiring "As the years progress, my enthusiasm to do what I love doing does not digress. I just love it. Of course it gets harder and I have different roles as you go on in life and in business but I have a great time doing what I'm doing." Lidia, dressed in a black and white printed blouse and black slacks with an elegant light colored scarf loosely tied around her neck, talked at length about her passion to continue to make people happy through her food and the importance of being around her family. "I get up every morning and have coffee with my ninety-six year-old mother, who lives with Inside the House of Medici (Part II): Palazzo Vecchio Pompeo Coppini Sculptor: Italian Born, Texan Reborn PG. 15 PG. 11 PG. 23 PG. 2 L'EDITORIALE L'Italo Americano Lidia Bastianich, chef, restaurateur, author and host of the famous cooking show Lidia's Italy. Photo courtesy of Diana DeLucia LIFE & PEOPLE TRAVEL TRAVEL C on il nuovo anno, l'Italia ha assunto la presidenza del G7 ed è entrata come membro non permanente nel Consiglio di sicurezza delle Costruire ogni giorno il senso di comunità per dare forza al Paese

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