Lidia Bastianich to Answer Viewer Questions During PBS39 Television Marathon


A Lidia Bastianich Banquet to air Sat., 12/3 from 1-4 p.m.

Bethlehem, Pa. — November 25, 2016 — PBS39 viewers are advised to bring an appetite when they tune in on Saturday, December 3. From 1-4 p.m., they can enjoy A Lidia Bastianich Banquet, a marathon of Emmy Award-winning television host’s cooking program, Lidia’s Kitchen.

Lidia’s Kitchen features Bastianich as she conjures simple, seasonal, and economical dishes with grace, confidence, and love. Lidia teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen by making rustic staples for every meal. Filled with tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table, Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom.

Additionally, A Lidia Bastianich Banquet will feature Lidia as she answers viewer questions submitted via PBS39’s Facebook and Twitter handles. Lidia’s answers were taped during her visit to PBS39 on October 28, 2016, which included a meet and greet and signing of her new book, Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine.

Encore presentations of A Lidia Bastianich Banquet will air on PBS39 Create on the following days and times: Tuesday, December 13 at 6 p.m., Friday, December 16 at 12 p.m., and Thursday, December 29 at 6 p.m. Check local listings at


About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA, serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. The mission of PBS39 is to educate, inspire, inform, and entertain, while stimulating the exchange of ideas for community enrichment.
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DaWayne Cleckley
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