Whew — got so behind on this whole book giveaway thing. Sorry ’bout that! But we’re back on track, and this time, we’re giving away a copy of Lidia Bastianich’s – yes, that Lidia Bastianich, of culinary and TV fame – “Lidia’s Christmas Kitchen: Nonna Tell Me a Story.” It’s the most darling book – in fact, we liked it so much, we included it in our newspapers’ holiday gift guide for foodies under “books for kids.” It’s a sweet recollection of Bastianich’s childhood holiday traditions, with recipes for 15 Italian sweets, including Almond Apricot Butter Cookies, Chocolate Stars and Crostoli. And Laura Logan’s illustrations capture not only Bastianich’s famous cherubic countenance, but her grandchildren’s too. It’s perfect for kids ages 4-8.
And it can be yours! Click “comments” and share your favorite childhood holiday memory. We’ll draw a winner’s name next week. (Congrats, by the way, to Noreen, who won the amazing maze book!)