Lidia and Lopate win Beard awards

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Lidia’s Italy: Sweet Napoli, cooked up by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and distributed by APT, received a James Beard Foundation Media Award among TV food shows (Julia Harrison, e.p; Shelly Burgess Nicotra, supervising producer), and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show won the award in the radio shows/webcasts category for its three-ingredient challenge (with Rozanne Gold and online producer Sarah English), the foundation announced Friday. Bastianich served as gala chair of the foundation’s gala reception celebrating Women in Food last night in New York.