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Chef Lidia Bastianich, who cooked for the Pope while he was in NY, gets the ultimate compliment. Here's the original story, which includes this nice detail.
Forty years ago, when Lidia was 12 and living in a refugee camp in Trieste, Italy, with her parents and brother, a Catholic relief organization provided them with safe passage and the proper visas to emigrate to America. But Lidia and her parents had to go to the Vatican to get the blessing of the pope at the time, Pope Paul VI.
For Lidia, whose perilous journey to America at the tender age of 12 was blessed and sanctioned during a visit to St. Peter's Basilica some 40 years ago, cooking for the pope was so much more than a celebrity chef taking a star turn. "It was celestial. It meant my life had come full circle. I came to America because a Catholic relief organization provided safe passage, and here I am cooking for, feeding, and nourishing the pope. It doesn't get any better than that, does it?"