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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 wants to know how Gandhi got that inner peace.

Question: Who would you interview, and what would you ask?

Lidia Bastianich: I think I would like to talk to Gandhi. And that inner peace – how can we sort of make an epidemic of it? If at all, how can that spread throughout the world? Because I think when people are peaceful with themselves and understand, then they’re much more accepting of everything else.

Question: What should we be asking ourselves?

Lidia Bastianich: I think the question that we should ask ourself, again, is, “Am I happy with myself?” Just take . . . Go outside yourself for a moment and say, “Is this the person that I wanna be?” If yes, then continue. What is no, then try to correct.

Recorded on: 10/4/07

 

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