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Art of the Artichoke / L'arte Del Carciofo

Mary Ann picks tender artichokes from Guy's garden, then goes nella cucina to create Neapolitan Stuffed Artichokes, with a hearty filling of Fior di Latte cheese, pecorino cheese, anchovies and lemon zest. Then it's everyone in the pool for Drowned Artichokes stewed with olives, parsley, garlic until tender.

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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.

  • 2020-01-30T02:00:00-08:00

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

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

Sicilian Supper / Cena Siciliana

Mary Ann captures the unique cuisine of Sicily by preparing three classic recipes, starting with an appetizer, Roasted Squash Salad. She follows it with a triumphant Roast Pork Loin Sicilian Style with fennel and potatoes. And for dessert? It's chocolate glazed, cinnamon and clove-spiked Sicilian Chocolate Spice Cookies. Viva Sicilia.

  • 2020-02-20T02:00:00-08:00