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Mary Ann Esposito, host of the longest-running cooking show on public television, travels around the United States and Rome, Italy in search of recipes that can be prepared in thirty-minutes or less for a busy audience that has time to enjoy great Italian food but doesn' t always have time to prepare it "the old way."

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Cheese is more than cheese when it's Burrata. This fist-sized nugget of fresh mozzarella filled with cheese shreds and rich cream is the starting point for Mary Ann's kitchen creations. She starts with Roasted Vegetable and Burrata Salad, then moves on to a colorful, garden-fresh Chickpea Pasta with Burrata, Peas, and Prosciutto. To top things off? Poached Fresh Fruit Salad with Burrata. Cheese? Please!

  • 2020-08-27T03:00:00-07:00

Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style / Involtini Mes

Mary Ann rolls out the red carpet when she rolls up her favorite Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style. Filled with a marvelous medley of fresh breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, slices of Caciocavallo cheese and grated Pecorino Romano cheese, into the oven they go. Then Mary Ann prepares the perfect Sicilian side dish of Potato Salad with Oregano, Messina Style.

  • 2020-09-03T03:00:00-07:00

The Magic of Vegetables / LA Magia Del Verdure

East meets West when Mary Ann prepares an Italianized version of this classic Asian vegetable by making Bok Choy with Speck Alto Adige and Asiago Cheese. Then, all roads lead to \Vignarola, the classic Roman dish that celebrates springtime by featuring fresh peas, beans and artichokes.

  • 2020-09-10T03:00:00-07:00