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This edition: New NIAF President & Lidia Bastianich at NIAF's Annual Gala

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 11, 2018.

First aired: December 11, 2018.

For this month’s episode we visited the 43rd Annual Gala of NIAF, the National Italian American Foundation. While there, Italics interviewed Niaf’s new president, Lawrence Purpuro, who began his tenure this past summer. Italics also had the opportunity to sit down with Lidia Bastianich, best-selling cookbook author & restaurateur.

Guest List

Lidia Mattichio Bastianich Restauratrice/Author

John Calvelli Vice Chair International, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

Antonio De Matteis CEO, Kiton

Lawrence J. Purpuro CEO, NIAF

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - Queens College