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Seafood Soups / Zuppe Di Pesci

Chowder isn't chowder when Francesca Marconi makes it at Geno's Chowder and Sandwich \shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She and Mary Ann join forces in her galley kitchen to make a classic New England Clam Chowder, then a succulent Seafood Stew, and to cap off this seafood voyage, Francesca's signature Squid with Rice.

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From Sicily with Love / Dalla Sicilia Con Amore

Mary Ann re-creates a traditional Sicilian pasta recipe called Pasta Trapanese. Formed on a thin rod, this uniquely-shaped, spiral pasta-called Busiate-is the perfect shape to toss with a favorite Sicilian sauce called Trapanese, made in a mortar and pestle from almonds, tomatoes, basil, and garlic pounded into a thick pesto-like consistency.

  • 2020-10-29T03:00:00-07:00
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From The Sea / Dal Mare

Mary Ann sets sail for seafood shores and reels in three easy-to prepare and great to eat recipes: Fish Chowder, Scallops with Spinach and heads to the oven with a casserole dish filled with the makings of Baked Fish with Lemon and Olives that's a breeze to make and a joy to serve.

  • 2020-11-05T02:00:00-08:00
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Party Cakes / Torte Per Feste

Simple is best. As proof, Mary Ann's recipe for Tuscany-inspired Prato Almond Cake is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat. Then it's on to the dark and mysteriously magical Dried Plum and Balsamic Vinegar Tart as intense to the taste buds as it is to the imagination. Vinegar. Who knew? Answer: Mary Ann.

  • 2020-11-12T02:00:00-08:00
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Ricotta! / Cucinare Con LA Ricotta!

Mary Ann goes back in time to prepare a childhood favorite: Nonna Galasso's Fried Ricotta with Salad Tomatoes on Crostini. Then it's back to the present with light-as-a-cloud Ricotta Gnocchi. And for a sweet, creamy finish, Ricotta Cheese with Honey and Almonds. Ricotta.. . you gotta'.

  • 2020-11-19T02:00:00-08:00
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Tuscan Supper / Cena Toscana

Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to cook with Chef Michele Rabazzi, who takes the humble tomato and a loaf of classic Tuscan bread and turns them into the peasant-simple but deeply satisfying Pappa al Pomodoro. Then he fires up the grill for a more upscale dinnertime feast of Beef Tagliata con Patate Duchesse.

  • 2020-11-26T02:00:00-08:00
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