I love to cook. I'm a foodie. I love to watch cooking shows.  So when I was asked to be a part of the Chef Series at the legendary Count Basie Theatre, I couldn't have been happier.

I was fortunate enough to meet Chef Jacques Pepin whom I had watched on TV for years. He is pioneer when it comes to cooking shows on television, so it was amazing to watch him work and teach the audience live.

If you missed Chef Jacques Pepin, you still have a chance to see one of their amazing Chef Series as another legendary TV chef will be at the Count Basie on Wednesday November 4. Chef Lidia Bastianich will be at the Count Basie, along with our very own Big Joe Henry, to talk about her book "Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine," and celebrate with you, the love of Italian food.

We were fortunate enough to have Lidia call in to the show recently to talk about her background and her love of Italian food. Lidia also gave us a sneak peek as to what to expect at the Count Basie show. You can listen to that interview in the YouTube clip below.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to see Lidia Bastianich, of the great chefs, live in person for the Chef Series at the Count Basie Theatre!