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My American Dream, by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
My American Dream, by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Long before Lidia Bastianich became a successful chef and entrepreneur, she was a refugee from communist Yugoslavia and then a young immigrant, who came to America with her family in 1958 — virtually penniless.

Bastianich will be appearing at the Harvard Book Store on April 25 and will be signing copies of "My American Dream" at Boston Eataly

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Lidia Bastianich, chef, restaurateur and host of PBS' "Lidia's Kitchen." Her new memoir is "My American Dream: A Life Of Love, Family, And Food."

This segment aired on April 25, 2018.

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