American Pearl Featured on Cooking Wiht Lidia Television Show

American Pearl Was Recently Featured On Television

Lidia Bastianich is perhaps the most famous celebrity chef today. With her television series, restaurants and 6 cookbooks, she has earned a reputation for cultivating an array of the finest quality recipes available today. Lidia chose to wear American Pearl's South Sea Cultured Pearl line during the filming of her most recent show.

Star of the 39-part public television show, "Lidia's Italian Table", Lidia Mattticchio Batstianich is widely regarded as the "First Lady" of Italian cuisine and restaurants in the United States. She was born in Pula, Istria, a region formed by the Gulf of Trieste at the juncture of Italy and the former Yugoslavia. She came to New York in 1958. Her television show, "Lidia's Italian Table" was released in September 1998 together with her companion book of the same name. Lidia is the owner of the award-winning Felidia restaurant and, with her son Joseph, runs the very popular theater district eatery, Becco. A born teacher and educator, Lidia enjoys sharing her cuisine with a number of talented young Italian and American chefs at her restaurants, where she continues to prepare traditional and authentic Italian food together with them.

In 1999 Lidia was named American Express Best Chef, New York City by the James Beard Foundation.