Premise: In this series of specials, Lidia Bastianich takes viewers on a culinary journey in which she explores how immigrants have preserved their unique culinary traditions, weaving their cultures into the diverse land that is America. The popular chef experiences the nation's diversity through culture, tradition and food. Each episode focuses on a different type of ethnic celebration, including holidays, weddings and celebrations of independence. Joining Bastianich on her journey are special guests that include Stanley Tucci, Mo Rocca and Mario Cantone.
S02, E02 (First Aired: Dec. 26, 2013)
A French-Cajun woman celebrates a Sweet 16 birthday; Greek Orthodox family celebrates a baptism; a Brazilian-American student graduates college; Navajo house blessing in Utah.