Lidia Bastianich and her grandchildren are together again in her second children’s picture book, “Nonna’s Birthday Surprise: Lidia’s Family Kitchen” (illustrated by Renée Graef, Running Press Kids, $16.95), thinking up a feast for Bastianich’s mother, Nonna Mima, who is in her 90s. Bastianich recalls for them her own childhood in Italy surrounded by seasonal foods, grown at her grandparents’ home in Istria, eaten or canned, cured, and preserved (“our own little grocery store”).
If the iced coffee you make at home is simply stale coffee poured over ice, Peet’s has broken new grounds for you. Its Baridi (Swahili for “cold”) Iced Coffee Blend is an East African blend specifically to be iced.
By Julie Dalton , Globe Staff
BU is hosting Pépin and an accomplished array of chefs at an event next week open to the public.