My American Dream

A Life of Love, Family, and Food
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100127861
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525588771
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For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when Istria was annexed by a communist regime, Lidia's family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step on a path that led to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Heartwarming, deeply personal, and powerfully inspiring, My American Dream is the story of Lidia's close-knit family and her dedication and endless passion for food.

Original Publish Date: Apr 03, 2018

All formats/editions

Product Number DD36011
Released: Apr 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525588740
Product Number EB00709664
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781524731625

Professional reviews

"What cookbook author and TV personality Lidia Bastianich lacks in professional vocal skills she more than makes up for with her warm, honest delivery. Bastianich highlights a life filled with love, family, and the food of Italy. Just months after she was born in northern Italy, her small village became part of Communist Yugoslavia. Despite political turmoil, Lidia had a secure life within a caring family, in which food was another name for love. When the family was threatened by the Communist regime, they fled, first to a refugee camp in Trieste, and, eventually, to Manhattan. This audiobook is an immigrant story that reminds each new generation of the sacrifices made by their predecessors so that their lives would be better. Bastianich's remembrances are wholly satisfying. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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