Lidia Bastianich on the economy and bringing visitors to Kansas City

Yesterday, Lidia Bastianich was in town lending her time and fame to the KCPT pledge drive and promoting her restaurant. I stopped by Lidia’s Restaurant in the afternoon right after she had finished a luncheon with more than 100 of her fans. As the last of her lunch guests left, a small lady showing a little cleavage came out and there was no mistaking her. Lidia looks exactly like she does on the cover on her cookbooks.

“Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ask me anything you like,” she said in her slight accent. So I did.

Categories: A&E, Dining