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August 24, 2011

Lidia’s Italy in America: Pittsburgh


We’re back this week with a look at Pittsburgh, the next stop on our Lidia’s Italy in America tour. Join us as we count down the days until the release of Lidia’s newest series and book!

Stay tuned for upcoming posts featuring New Orleans, New England, and many more.

Lidia’s Italy in America begins to air September 10th, 2011. Check your local television listings for the exact schedule. The accompanying cookbook, filled with more than 175 recipes, will be released October 25th. Be sure to check out the discounted presale.

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Weekly Recipe

Fettuccine con Sugo di Mafalda (Fettuccini with Mafalda Sauce)

I had this dish at Del’s Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh, the local restaurant that caters to the neighborhood crowd. It’s not too far from our restaurant, Lidia’s, on Smallman Street. This velvety combination of tomato and cream sauce is good on any pasta. The day we were there it was offered with shells, but I think it is even better served with fettuccine.

Get a sneak peek at this Lidia’s Italy in America recipe and more on Lidia’s website.

Pittsburgh’s Little Italy

I have gotten to know Pittsburgh pretty well during the past ten years, doing research and then ultimately opening Lidia’s Pittsburgh in 2001. The city of steel (now the city of the Steelers) first attracted Italian immigrants toward the end of the nineteenth century. More than a century later, a welcoming Italian community still thrives near Pennsylvania Avenue and in the Bloomfield area, home to Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.

Places to visit: The Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., the Primante Brothers’ sandwich shops, Del’s Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo, and Merante Gifts.

Behind the Scenes in Pittsburgh

Benvenuto a Pittsburgh's Little Italy!

Benvenuto a Pittsburgh's Little Italy!

A vibrant foodie mural

A vibrant foodie mural

Maria Merante of Merante's Gifts

Maria Merante of Merante's Gifts

Lidia's take on the impressive Primanti Brothers' sandwich

Lidia's take on the famous Primanti Brothers' sandwich


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Lidia's Italy in America
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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Lidia's Pasta and Sauces
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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