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Giulia Mountain Food / Cibo Di Montagna

The higher you climb the hungrier you get. The mountains of Friuli Venezia Giulia region make you hungry for a plateful of deep-fried Cheese Fritters filled with crisp prosciutto di Parma and Montasio cheese. That's for starters, then a piping hot bowl of Yota. Not named after the tiny Star Wars hero, but the name of a hearty bean soup from Trieste with the tart and terrific addition of sauerkraut.

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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
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