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Comfort Food

The region of Emilia Romagna is the "go to" region for some of the best comfort food in Italy. Mary Ann prepares an unforgettable Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Pork Butt that would soothe the soul of anyone. And on the off chance that more comfort is needed, she turns her talents to creating her Nona Galasso's "take another slice" Swiss Chard and Potato Pie.

Upcoming Airdates

Joy and Music on a Plate / Gioia e Musica su un Piatto

If music be the food of life, play on, and Mary Ann does just that with her grandmother's wire-stringed Chittara, that makes music - and short work - of freshly-rolled sheets of pasta, transforming them into fabulous spaghetti. She combines this with an Abruzzese regional classic Lamb Ragu that's slow-simmered until it's tender to the palate and terrific to the testbeds.

  • 2018-11-30T02:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2018-12-07T02:30:00-08:00
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Hot and Hearty

Mary Ann chooses the little known Val d'Aosta region of Italy to create one of its classic dishes, Beef Stew with Polenta. The secret to its savory taste is a bountiful bundle of fresh herbs and red wine that steep along with the beef until its fork-tender and ready to ladle on top of hearty, hand-stirred Polenta for a winter's meal that's sublime year-round, whenever the mood strikes you for comforting comfort food.

  • 2018-12-14T02:30:00-08:00
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