Lidia's Family Kitchen by Lidia Bastianich
Nonna's Birthday Surprise

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It's Nonna Mima's birthday, and Nonna Lidia and her grandkids are determined to throw her a surprise feast! While planning the evening's menu, Nonna Lidia shares her memories of growing up on the farm during each season of the year, gardening her own fruits and vegetables, and being surrounded by animals of all kinds. After a trip to the farmers' market, Lidia and the kids prepare a pasta primavera, perfect for a family celebration!

Renée Graef's warm, heartfelt illustrations capture Lidia Bastianich's love for her family and the food that they share. Included are eighteen recipes that emphasize the ingredients abundant during each season and the use of leftover ingredients, while "Kids Can" suggestions note ways that kids can participate in the making of the meals.

Whether you are looking for an intergenerational family story or are a fan of America's favorite Italian chef, Nonna's Birthday Surprise delivers a savory treat.


About Lidia Bastianich

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Marja Samsom is the owner of the iconic Kitchen Club restaurant, a downtown New York City destination for 20+ years.
Published March 26, 2013 by Running Press Kids. 60 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Cooking.

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The chef and television personality makes another charming foray into family and food history (Nonna Tell Me a Story, 2010).

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K-Gr 2—The celebrity chef gathers her five grandchildren to make a meal for their other grandmother's birthday. Before they start the dinner preparations, Bastianich tells about her childhood on a farm in Italy. She explains how each of the four seasons has its special foods. This leads to a less...

Jun 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Lidia's Family Kitchen: Nonna...

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