Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Olives

Lidia Bastianich shares her mother's recipe.

This article, written by Gretchen McKay, appears on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Lidia Bastianich gives a lesson in Italian cooking

Lidia Bastianich has written a dozen cookbooks since arriving in America more than 40 years ago, introducing at least two generations of Americans to the delights and intricacies of regional Italian cooking.

Rather than simply dazzle like so many celebrity chefs, she keeps it simple. Ms. Bastianich’s persona on TV and in print has always been that of teacher, from how to choose the right ingredients, to the need to taste as you go to the importance of technique in certain recipes. In “Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine” (Knopf, October 2015, $37.50), she offers aspiring cooks what she calls her “master class.”

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