Celebrated Chef & Author, Lidia Bastianich
visits Maugeri Farms in Woolwich Township, NJ
Lidia Bastianich's New Cookbook: "Lidia's Italy in
is Now Available at a Bookstore Near You!
Featured on Page 26.... is Mom (Anna) Maugeri's Wonderful Asparagus
Read all about Lidia's August 2010 Visit to Our Farm on Pages 301 & 302!
Take care, and enjoy Lidia's cookbook!
Watch Maugeri Farms
as featured on "Lidia's
Italy in America" Episode Title: "California and New Jersey - From the
Garden State to the Golden State" Date/Time: Sunday,
September 25th 1:30pm, on NJTV, Comcast
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Lidia's new tv series: Lidia's Italy in America
Lidia Bastianich visited
Maugeri Farms in Woolwich Township NJ accompanied by her daughter, Tanya,
on Wednesday August 4, 2010.
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
is the Emmy-nominated host of the James Beard Award Winning,
nationally syndicated cooking series "Lidia’s Italy! & Lidia’s Family
Table" on public television. She is also a world renown chef with
her own restaurants, owner of an award winning Italian Winery, and the
many recipes she has prepared on her tv shows can be found in her
Lidia's assistant, Lauren, contacted Joe Maugeri, after she visited the
farms' website. Lauren and Lidia loved the story about how the farm
began back in 1928. Maugeri Farms is presently being run by brothers Sam
and Joe Maugeri, who are both 3rd generation farmers.
Anna Maugeri, mother of Sam and Joe, prepared a wonderful meal for Lidia
and Tanya to enjoy upon their arrival. For the luncheon, Anna used
Jersey Fresh™ produce that is
grown and harvested right here at Maugeri Farms. Lidia and Tanya joined Anna, Sam, Joe
and other members of the Maugeri family for a bountiful lunch.
fine meal that included chicken cutlet, roasted red peppers, tomato
salad, cucumber salad and eggplant parmesan, Lidia was taken for a tour
of the farm guided by Sam and Joe. After touring the tomato and eggplant
fields, Lidia was taken to one of the farms' packing houses where plum
tomatoes were being packaged for shipment.
The visit to Maugeri Farms will be featured in Lidia's NEW cookbook and
new cooking show series, both of which will focus on Italian immigrants
and their contributions to the food industry here in America. The new
cookbook is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2011. Lidia's new
cooking series will air in the fall of 2011.
Market to purchase
Pasta & Sauces from chef Lidia Bastianich!
We've gathered a few photographs from Lidia's visit to our home &
Maugeri Farms to share with you, please see below...
The Maugeri Family is honored to share a meal with
the famous Lidia Bastianich!
Lidia with Anna, Sam's wife Joanne with daughters
Stacey and Ashley.
Anna Maugeri makes lunch for Lidia
featuring Jersey Fresh produce right from their farm. Shown: roasted
peppers & cucumber salad.
For an appetizing display, turn each
slice of Sweet Jersey Honeydew in the opposite direction on a pretty
Lunch is made using Maugueri's Farm Fresh vegetables
The table is filled with authentic Italian American
foods prepared by Anna for her family and honored guest Lidia
Lidia tells some fascinating stories about her travels,
shown above, Karen & Joe Maugeri (left)
Matriarch of the family, Anna Maugeri, enjoys some pleasant
conversation over a delectable meal.
Lidia dedicates several cookbooks to the members of the
Taking a tour of Maugeri Farms, in a packaging house, today
tomatoes are being sent to market.
Lidia seems quite pleased in the beautiful fields of