: (Thursday, 3.11, 10:15 a.m.) My Post-Dispatch
counterpart, Joe Bonwich, was kind enough to pass along word that today's signing at Williams-Sonoma will now run from 4-5:30 p.m.Update
: (Thursday, 3.11, 11:45 a.m.) Also, she will be at the Des Peres Schnucks (12332 Manchester Road) from 2-3:30 p.m.
, the chef, cookbook author and TV host, will sign copies of her new book, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes
, at the Plaza Frontenac location of Williams-Sonoma
beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 11.
Bastianich is perhaps best known to the country at large through Lidia's Italy
and other PBS cooking shows, but she has been a chef and restaurateur since the 1970s. Felidia
, her flagship restaurant, opened in Manhattan in the early 1980s, and since then she has expanded her business to include Esca
and Del Posto
-- collaborations with Mario Batali and her son, the noted wine expert Joseph Bastianich -- as well as restaurants in Kansas City and Pittsburgh.
(Fun fact: Bastianich was actually born in Croatia. She lived briefly in Trieste, Italy, as a child, before immigrating to the United States.)
An important note: Bastianich will sign only those copies of her book purchased at Williams-Sonoma. Call 314-567-9211 for more information.