Enjoy an intimate evening online with award-winning television host and bestselling author Lidia Bastianich as she talks about her memoir, My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food.

Bastianich has hosted several public television series, including Lidia’s Family Table, Lidia’s Italy, and Lidia’s Kitchen. Her online author will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Bastianich was born on the Istrian peninsula but her family fled to Trieste when a communist regime annexed Istria. She then lived in a refugee camp waiting for visas for two years before moving to New York. When she arrived in the United States, she worked in restaurants – her first step to becoming an internationally known and award-winning chef.

For more, join her free online author talk. Sign up to attend here. A recording of the program will be available to watch afterward.