Lida Bastianich hosts the PBS television show "Lidia's Italy," a program during which the chef tours Italy and samples cuisine from Italy's various regions. The chef also hosts "Lidia's Kitchen," a 30-minute program on PBS that showcases how to cook the chef's favorite Italian and Italian-American dishes.
"Lidia's Italy" ran original episodes from 2007 to 2011. "Lidia's Kitchen" began in 2013 and continues to run as of March 2015. Each season of "Lidia's Kitchen" lasts 26 episodes.
Bastianich owns four restaurants in New York, one in New Orleans and one in Kansas City. Bastianich writes companion books to the series, teaching how to cook various Italian dishes. The chef owns her own television production company called Tavola Productions.