Lidia Bastianich is one of the best chefs in America. She is always in service to the food, not her own ego, yet there is a self-contained sureness in her as she teaches on television and in her books. While I bow to her exquisite knowledge of Italy’s regions, and her extraordinary technique, her ability to translate recipes for those of us who are home cooks, is wise and rare. You do not pick up one of her cookbooks and think, “I can’t possibly do this”. In fact, you can’t wait to get at it, and the dish never disappoints. That’s what happened with salmon fillets with prosecco sauce. It was hard to choose a recipe from her book, but in the end I had to go with what I consider the temptress in Lidia’s stable, gorgeous yet simple salmon fillets with prosecco sauce that you and your guests are not likely to forget. Seriously, they don’t get easier than this, and with such a wondrous payoff.