It’s not news, but it’s a pretty entertaining coincidence: While guest-hosting The Leonard Lopate Show this week, actor and enthusiastic home cook Christopher Walken invited Lidia Bastianich and her mother, Ermina Motika, on the show to talk about Bastianich’s new cookbook, Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy. During the interview, Walken and Bastianich reminisced about Astoria, where the two grew up together. It turns out that they and Bastianich’s mother even worked together in the same bakery, which was owned by the actor’s parents. While Bastianich’s new recipes are undoubtedly plenty tempting, we’d prefer to savor this morsel for a little while longer.
[Via The Food Section]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 19, 2010