Lidia Bastianich has a new television series to go along with her most recent cookbook, "Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking." It is now filmed on a studio set (as opposed to her own in kitchen in her home). There are a lot of camera closeup shots of the food and from the one show I saw, no travelogs (which I thought were becoming too forced and old hat anyway). It's just Lidia doing what she does best: cooking! I am looking forward to future episodes.