At Eataly, one of my favorite places, Lidia Bastianich is the dean of La Scuola di Eataly, a cooking school. There’s a dedicated classroom in the Italian eating emporium that I once literally pressed my nose against the glass to look into. When Bastianich teaches a class there, the price tag can get pretty high, so I’ve never actually taken one of her classes.


One of the classes that Bastianich recently taught with TV meteorologist Bonnie Schneider centered on disaster cooking, making the most of what is left behind after a natural disaster such as a flood or a drought devastates agriculture and food systems.



The class was part of La Scuola's new class category called "Food for Thought." More information about Eataly's cooking school can be found the La Scuola di Eataly's webpage.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Lidia Bastianich teaches disaster cooking
As extreme weather wreaks havoc on our food system, the chef shows students in her class how to work with what they have and to recycle food.