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With the table set, Lidia is ready to welcome guests to Immigrant Food.
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With the table set, Lidia is ready to welcome guests to Immigrant Food restaurant in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 7, 2022.

Monday, April 29, 2024 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV / Stream now with KPBS Passport!

On LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA "Flavors That Define Us," beloved chef and Italian immigrant, Lidia Bastianich, travels from big cities to small towns in rural America to share the inspiring stories of first, second, and third-generation Americans forging their own way, and shaping the shifting definition of what it means to be an American.

LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: Flavors That Define Us: Trailer

Common among this nation of 46 million immigrants is the fact that these individuals are often faced with the question of how much of their culture to bring with them, and what to leave behind. What’s clear is that as America grows more diverse than ever before, many immigrants are making different calculations – as they more openly share their heritage within a country they are now helping to define.

The Blind Chef Searching for her Mother’s Recipes
A Cuban Chef in Louisville, KY
Borscht, Ukrainian Style

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