For Lidia Bastianich food is about family, making connections and celebrating life. The Emmy-award winning host of “Lidia’s Kitchen,” best selling author and restaurateur has made her mark on the cooking scene, while remaining true to her roots and firm in her faith. Bastianich, an Italian born Catholic, who escaped
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph She knows food, said Francesca Franchina. And, the devout Catholic also knows her faith. Making the connection between the two is her passion. Franchina’s earliest childhood memories involve food and her appreciation for Italian cuisine is rooted in her Sicilian ancestry.
Body & Soul is a feature that hopes to highlight faith-filled folks who nourish others through their ministries, other food related topics and perhaps even heavenly inspired recipes. Please send any story ideas to Eileen Connelly, OSU. By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph As a young boy, Father Christopher