April 30, 1998 Restaurateur Hall of Fame Lidia Bastianich Lidia Bastianich, 50, is the Italian mother we all wish were cooking in our home kitchens. Since opening Manhattan's Felidia in 1981 with her husband, Felice, Bastianich has provided New Yorkers with soul-satisfying cuisine from her native Istria (in northeastern Italy) and treasures from the best Italian wine list in the city.
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