Lidia Bastianich Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food from Lidia Bastianich.

Posted December 25, 2022

“My grandmother taught me the seasonality of food. She lived with the rhythms of nature. That’s the way we should live. Why do we need raspberries in January flown from Chile?”

Lidia Bastianich
Posted January 8, 2022

“The service of food is to nurture, to please, to nourish.”

Lidia Bastianich
Posted March 6, 2019

“Italian food really reflects the people. It reflects like a prism that fragments into regions.”

Lidia Bastianich
Posted October 9, 2018

“Italian food is seasonal. It is simple. It is nutritionally sound. It is flavorful. It is colorful. It’s all the things that make for a good eating experience, and it’s good for you.”

Lidia Bastianich
Posted August 11, 2018

“It’s in the nature of Italians to live life with a positive tone and to celebrate the invitations that come along in life. Italian food is so conducive to all of that.”

Lidia Bastianich
Posted February 11, 2015

“Food feeds our souls. It is the single great unifier across all cultures. The table offers a sanctuary and a place to come together for unity and understanding.”

Lidia Bastianich
Posted December 24, 2014

“When I say, ‘Everybody to the table and eat,’ I mean it. That is the glue, the center that holds the family, that gives security. Good food brings everybody to the table.”

Lidia Bastianich
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