Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best‐selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. She is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants ‐ Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City along with her daughter Tanya. Along with her son, Joe Bastianich, and Oscar Farinetti, the team opened Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace, in the Flatiron District of New York City and at the World Trade Center in New York City. She also opened Eataly marketplaces in Chicago, Sao Paolo, Boston and Los Angeles, with two more locations scheduled to open in Las Vegas and Toronto in 2018. She is the founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high-quality broadcast productions. Lidia also has a line of pastas and all-natural sauces called LIDIA’S.