ciao italia

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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Salads from Guy's Garden / Insalate dall' Orto di Gaetano

Mary Ann harvests a bountiful lettuce crop from her husband Gaetano's garden. Then she goes nella cucina to create a fruity Fennel and Fig Salad, followed by a protein-packed favorite; Tuscan Bean Salad with Soppressata, then she finishes off this garden of delights with a little gem of a Little Gem Salad.

  • 2020-10-22T03:00:00-07:00
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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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