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Vroman’s Bookstore presents Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, in conversation with Evan Kleiman (KCRW’s Good Food), discussing and signing My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

From the best-selling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur--a heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto.

Lidia's story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito's communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security--despite the family's poverty--learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States--an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life. At age 12, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream. And she tells in great, vivid detail the fulfillment of that dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and twenty years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. An absolute must-have for the millions of Lidia fans. (Knopf Publishing Group)

Interviewer Evan Kleiman is a true culinary multitasker. Chef, author, radio host (KCRW's Good Food), restaurateur and sought after speaker.

This is a ticketed event and will take place at All Saints Church at 132 N Euclid Ave, PasadenaTickets are now available at Eventbrite: $30.00 + tax – includes one copy of My American Dream. If there are any questions please call Vroman’s at (626) 449-5320 or visit us at www.vromansbookstore.com.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
132 N Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731618
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 3rd, 2018