ciao italia

Mary Ann Esposito, host of the longest-running cooking show on public television, travels around the United States and Rome, Italy in search of recipes that can be prepared in thirty-minutes or less for a busy audience that has time to enjoy great Italian food but doesn' t always have time to prepare it "the old way."

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Let's Talk Tomatoes / Parliamo Di Pomodori

Mary Ann harvests a happy crop of tomatoes in Guy's Garden, then goes nella cucina to prepare two of her favorite recipes, starting with Tomato Gratin; a hearty medley of cheese-melty bread cubes and cherry tomatoes baked to perfection. Next up, her classic Tomato Tart; a puffed-pastry creation as beautiful as a stained-glass window, but way more tasty.

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Shrimp Three Ways / Gamberetti Tre Modi

Mary Ann adds to the endless ways you can enjoy shrimp by opening a bottle of fizzy Peroni beer to create Shrimp with Beer. Next she adds spicy, redolent Arugula to the many variations and Shrimp in Arugula Sauce is ready to serve. Still have room for more? Mary Ann fires up her outdoor grill for pungent, perfectly Grilled Shrimp with Rosemary.

  • 2020-02-06T02:00:00-08:00
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Cooking with Fresh Herbs / Cucinare con L' Erbe Fresche

A memorable meal is yours for the making, when Mary Ann combines a cavalcade of fresh thyme and tarragon, and chickpeas and lemon juice for her Tuna-Stuffed Red Peppers. Baked Chicken Thighs are next, marinated in sage, parsley, and rosemary. And what about an Herb Salad with fresh melon, grapes, warm honey, and thyme. Hooray for herbs!

  • 2020-02-13T02:00:00-08:00
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