Lunch With Lidi
Celebrated Chef & Author, Lidia Bastianich
visits Maugeri Farms in Woolwich Township, NJ
Pick up a copy of her Cookbook,
“Lidia’s Italy in America”
Available at a Bookstore Near You!
Featured on Page 26…. is Mom (Anna) Maugeri’s Wonderful Asparagus Fritter Recipe!!
Read all about Lidia’s August 2010 Visit to Our Farm on Pages 301 & 302!
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 renowned 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 companion cookbooks.
Lidia’s assistant, Lauren, contacted Joe Maugeri, after she visited the farm’s 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.
After a 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 is featured in Lidia’s NEW cookbook and new cooking show series, both of which focus on Italian immigrants and their contributions to the food industry here in America.
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