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In her new cookbook, celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich says the best family recipes are simple

Lidia Bastianich has written a lot of cookbooks in her career.

The celebrity chef has been on TV teaching us all how to cook Italian cuisine since 1998, and she has become famous for bringing her family in on the business. Her mother was especially a fan favorite, and she’s been missed since she passed away at age 100 a few years ago. 

Now, Bastianich is out with her newest cookbook — her first since her mother died — and it’s dedicated to her. It’s called “From Our Family's Table to Yours,” and she’ll be in the Valley tomorrow with Phoenix Chef Chris Bianco to talk more about it. 

The Show spoke with Bastianich about her book, her mother, and her earliest food memories. 

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.