Adding a dash of romance and a sprinkling of global insight, celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich has gathered all the right ingredients for an hour filled with foodie-related fun as the public television personality cordially invites wedding watchers to view the internationally-themed vows of four sets of lovebirds in her new TV special.
When PBS unveils Lidia Celebrates America: Something Borrowed, Something New on April 17, 2012 (check local listings for the time in your area), food fans will relish the recipes from the Nigerian American nuptials in New Orleans, which include pralines and okra gumbo, and be intrigued by the items on the Irish and Italian American wedding menu, such as agnolotti with crab meat and shrimp in clam sauce, fresh egg pasta and lobster salad with fresh tomatoes. The global gastronomic journey continues with virtual samplings of Sri Lankan curry and palak paneer at a Sri Lankan and Indian American I do, and viewers will crave the culinary creations served at a Korean American wedding, which include japchae.
Along with the tasty treats seen on the show, viewers will also enjoy a hearty helping of ceremony sweetness at each wedding, which will include a sighting of Sex and the City star Mario Cantone at one blessed occasion, a look at an Isaac Mizhahi ensemble which will be worn by Bastianich when she attends the Korean American walk down the aisle, and a touching moment as Bastianich watches her own niece tie the knot.
The Lidia Celebrates America special wedding episode is also available on DVD for $24.99 at www.shoppbs.org.
For more information:
Watch Weddings: Something Borrowed, Something New Preview on PBS. See more from Lidia Celebrates America.
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