Tanya Bastianich Manuali is integrally involved in the production of Lidia’s public television series as an owner and Executive Producer of Tavola Productions.  She is active daily in the family restaurant business; she oversees the production and expansion of the LIDIA’S food line, alongside her husband, Corrado, and has cowritten seven cookbooks with her mother, and one with her brother, Joe. She lives in Long Island, New York.

the team

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best‐selling cookbook author with a dozen books published to date, a successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most…

Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra

After earning Michelin stars at two restaurants in Sicily before his 30th birthday, Fortunato Nicotra arrived in New York City to work for celebrity chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich in 1996. Hired as…