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Catanian Cooking / Cucina Di Catania

Sicilian-born, Rose Faro knows a thing or two about her native, Catania cooking, and invites Mary Ann to her home kitchen where they prepare a family feast, starting with Asparagus Fritters, then a hearty Sicilian Eggplant Parmesan, and finish things off with creating the main course of Oven-Roasted Lamb Stew. You don't have to be Sicilian to love Sicilian cooking.

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All'onda

Mary Ann's "on the wave" with her Venetian seafood extravaganza of calamari, clams, and scallops, seared and baked to a golden-brown, then zested with lemon and fresh parsley; perfect for the Risotto she stirs up until it becomes a creamy "wave" of al dente rice that's ready for the many gifts from the sea.

  • 2018-12-21T02:30:00-08:00
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Lombardia Dinner, Milano Style / Cena alla Milanese

Bring your appetite to Mary Ann's full course meal inspired by Lombarda favorites, starting with a "primo" of Tomato Risotto made with Guy's Garden-fresh tomatoes. Then clear the table for a classic Milanese Veal Cutlet drizzled with clarified butter. Still hungry? Sure you are. Mary Ann finishes off your perfect meal with a perfect Lombarda Polenta Cake.

  • 2018-12-28T02:30:00-08:00
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Strega Nona's Pizza / La Pizza Alla Strega Nona

Beloved children's book author and artist, Tomie dePaolo invites Mary Ann to his studio to choose a favorite recipe of one of his most famous characters, "Strega Nona." They quickly decide on Strega Nona's Pizza, and it's off to the kitchen where Tomie makes her masterpiece while Mary Ann makes her favorite Calzones. No matter how old you are, you're never too old for pizza!

  • 2019-01-04T02:30:00-08:00
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How to Make Easy Fish/Come Si Fa Pesce Facile

Mary Ann teams up with PBS celebrity chef Jacques Pepin to prepare some of the quickest, easiest fish dishes you've ever seen. Jacques' Slow-cooked Tuna Steaks with Tomato Relish takes only minutes to make. Mary Ann's Stuffed Fish with Nuts and Spinach is just as easy, but Jacques' Scallope Seviche is the hands-down winner.

  • 2019-01-11T02:30:00-08:00
    KCET-HD