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Vegetable Pies / Torte Di Verdure

Mary Ann elevates the humble potato to celestial heights when she combines them with beans, carrots, onion, garlic, and zucchini and bakes them into a hearty Ligurian Potato Loaf. Then it's on to a garden fresh, Swiss Chard, Potato, and Carrot Pie. Then a delicate, custard-like Sage Pie to complete this trio of garden fresh treats.

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Let's Talk Tomatoes / Parliamo Di Pomodori

Mary Ann harvests a happy crop of tomatoes in Guy's Garden, then goes nella cucina to prepare two of her favorite recipes, starting with Tomato Gratin; a hearty medley of cheese-melty bread cubes and cherry tomatoes baked to perfection. Next up, her classic Tomato Tart; a puffed-pastry creation as beautiful as a stained-glass window, but way more tasty.

  • 2020-01-30T02:00:00-08:00

Shrimp Three Ways / Gamberetti Tre Modi

Mary Ann adds to the endless ways you can enjoy shrimp by opening a bottle of fizzy Peroni beer to create Shrimp with Beer. Next she adds spicy, redolent Arugula to the many variations and Shrimp in Arugula Sauce is ready to serve. Still have room for more? Mary Ann fires up her outdoor grill for pungent, perfectly Grilled Shrimp with Rosemary.

  • 2020-02-06T02:00:00-08:00

Cooking with Fresh Herbs / Cucinare con L' Erbe Fresche

A memorable meal is yours for the making, when Mary Ann combines a cavalcade of fresh thyme and tarragon, and chickpeas and lemon juice for her Tuna-Stuffed Red Peppers. Baked Chicken Thighs are next, marinated in sage, parsley, and rosemary. And what about an Herb Salad with fresh melon, grapes, warm honey, and thyme. Hooray for herbs!

  • 2020-02-13T02:00:00-08:00

Sicilian Supper / Cena Siciliana

Mary Ann captures the unique cuisine of Sicily by preparing three classic recipes, starting with an appetizer, Roasted Squash Salad. She follows it with a triumphant Roast Pork Loin Sicilian Style with fennel and potatoes. And for dessert? It's chocolate glazed, cinnamon and clove-spiked Sicilian Chocolate Spice Cookies. Viva Sicilia.

  • 2020-02-20T02:00:00-08:00