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Sunday Sauce

The secret to Sunday Sauce is the sauce, of course, and Mary Ann starts hers off with garden-fresh plum tomatoes, planted, weeded, and harvested from Guy's garden. While the sauce simmers, she makes her grandmother's fork-tender braciole, then adds sausage and meatballs. The only thing left is time for friends to visit while the sauce cooks to perfection. Add pasta for the first course, and dinner is served!

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Two Sweet Tarts/Due Torte Squisite

World-renowned pastry chef Nick Malgieri rolls up his sleeves nella cucina as he and Mary Ann exchange stories, tease each other, and have an entertaining time creating two masterpieces; Torta al Taglierini a pie-shaped, pastry noodle-topped chocolate cake and Torta Neri con le Noci (Chocolate Cake with Nuts) a classic Bolognese treat that's rich as Midas but light as a cloud.

  • 2019-01-25T02:30:00-08:00
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Supper Emilia Style/LA Cena Emiliana

Mary Ann visits good friend Lorenza Iori at her home in Reggio Emilia for Sunday dinner. But they have to make it first, including a hearty Risotto and Maiale al Latte (Pork in Milk). What to have for dessert is solved by a surprise visit from Cristiana Magnani who creates her signature Torta al Cioccolato, Chocolate Cake.

  • 2019-02-01T02:30:00-08:00
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White Wine, Red Wine/Vino Bianco, Vino Rosso

Mary Ann travels to the Robert Pepi Winery in Napa, California to visit vintner, Marco Di Giulio who shows her how they make San Giovese wine just like they do in Italy. Mary Ann goes nella cucina to a braised beef dish in red wine called Brasato, from Lombardy, and the other a delicate chicken stuffed with spinach and Fontina cheese, cooked - in what else? White wine, of course.

  • 2019-02-08T02:30:00-08:00
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Cookie Favorites/Biscotti Favoriti

Peter Scognamillo is one great baker and he's just a kid! When Mary Ann invites him to stop by nella cucina to make cookies, Peter brings his recipe for Maddalena Raspberry Cookies; two buttery, crisp wafers filled with raspberry jam. Then it's Mary Ann's turn, and she shows Peter how to make Almond Crisps. Open up that cookie jar!

  • 2019-02-15T02:30:00-08:00
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