Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence [DVD] [English] [2013]

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Special Features

  • Printable recipes including Little Shrimp Casseroles, Karhai Chicken, Kewa-Datsee (Cheesy Potato Curry)
  • Embutido
  • Almond Cake with Berries
  • Additional Interviews with Lidia Bastianich, Anna Deavere Smith, Jacques Pepin, and Alec Mapa


Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence
A look at freedom and the immigrant experience through food and cultural traditions, featuring Anna Deavere Smith, Renée Fleming, Jacques Pépin, Martha Wainwright and Alec Mapa. Included: a July 4th naturalization ceremony at Jefferson's Monticello, Va., estate; a Bastille Day party; Juneteenth events in Texas; and a Philippines Independence Day celebration in New York. Host Lidia Bastianich also recalls arriving in the U.S. in 1958 after her family fled Yugoslavia\ and lived in a refugee camp. ~ Jeff Gemmill, Rovi

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