Chef Lidia Bastianich explores the many cultures that make up

the American Melting Pot.

Lidia Celebrates

America

INDEPENDENCE & FREEDOM  

A Kuwaiti woman becomes an American Citizen, and for the first time in her life registers to vote.

 

A man purchases a plantation on which his ancestors once were slaves. 

 

Jacques Pepin throws his yearly Bastille Day Fete.

 

And Lidia helps prepare a Filipino dinner where Spam, Vienna sausage, and banana ketchup rise to the level of  Haute Cuisine.

A Kuwaiti woman becomes an American Citizen, and for the first time in her life registers to vote.

 

A man purchases a plantation on which his ancestors once were slaves. 

 

Jacques Pepin throws his yearly Bastille Day Fete.

 

And Lidia helps prepare a Filipino dinner where Spam, Vienna sausage, and banana ketchup rise to the level of  Haute Cuisine.

Anna Deavere Smith - Alec Mapa - Martha Wainwright - Renée Fleming

PBS Promo

4th OF JULY

w/ Renée Fleming

FILIPINO

INDEPENDENCE

w/ Alec Mapa

JUNETEENTH

w/ Anna Deavere Smith

4th OF JULY

w/ Renée Fleming

FILIPINO

INDEPENDENCE

w/ Alec Mapa

BASTILLE DAY

w/ Martha Wainwright

NAVAJO HOUSE WARMING 

In the stark, stunning 4-Corners region of the American Southwest, Lidia attends a Navajo house warming ceremony.

 

The new home is designed and built off-the-grid, with solar panels, water catchment, and found materials by students at the award-winning graduate architectural program, Design/Build Bluff.

In the stark, stunning 4-Corners region of the American Southwest, Lidia attends a Navajo house warming ceremony.

 

The new home is designed and built off-the-grid, with solar panels, water catchment, and found materials by students at the award-winning graduate architectural program, Design/Build Bluff.

SPECIAL DIRECTOR'S CUT: FULL SCENE

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