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Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich has been described as the reigning queen of Italian cuisine in America. She is the host of cooking shows on PBS, including Lidia's Italy, a new 26-episode series[…]

Bastianich talks about the influence of climate and industry.

Question: The way we eat: How has it changed?

Lidia Bastianich: I think certainly climactic forces; the mobility of everything; and my least favorite is, of course, industry in the sense that they’ve taken food and, again, done with it some inventiveness, and packaged it and marketed it. And something that’s absolutely . . . might not be necessary now is deemed a “must have”. And I have problems with that.

Recorded on: 10/4/07