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Italian chef Lidia Bastianich named NYC Columbus Day grand marshal

Italian chef Lidia Bastianich named NYC Columbus Day grand marshal

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and philanthropist. Now, she is also grand marshal of New York City's Columbus Day Parade.
The parade, organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation and held since 1929, will be on Monday in Manhattan. The holiday _ which has a strong Italian-American immigrant link _ celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of Europeans to the Americas in 1492.
The foundation's president, Louis Tallarini, says Bastianich is an ideal grand marshal because of her "great love of Italian cuisine and culture ... her passion for her art, for life, and for the people of Italy ... and of her adopted land of America."
In accepting the invitation, Bastianich _ who owns four upscale restaurants including Felidia _ said that as an Italian immigrant she is deeply grateful for the opportunities she has received in her adopted country.
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On the Net:
http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org
http://www.lidiasitaly.com


Updated : 2021-10-21 16:10 GMT+08:00