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Staying Power: Mary Ann Esposito celebrates 25 years of “Ciao Italia,” the longest running cooking series in television history.

"Mary Ann Esposito has a shelf full of awards recognizing her contributions to Italian cuisine and culture, but perhaps most important to her are the comments from long-time fans of her PBS series, “Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito.” “When I wat…

Wine Me, Dine Me: Celebrate 25 years of 'Ciao Italia'

""Doable, authentic and good" is the philosophy and the promise behind the recipes in all of Mary Ann Esposito's now dozen cookbooks on the art of Italian cooking. Through those books, she's brought us to Tuscany, through three generations of Italian cooks. And, of cours…

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Famous chef cooks up crowd in Durham

DURHAM—More than 100 fans stopped by the Durham Public Library last week to meet celebrity chef and author Mary Ann Esposito. Esposito is most known as the creator and host of the PBS series, “Ciao Italia” with Mary Ann Esposito. Her show has been o…

CS Monitor: Tomato and Swiss Chard Pie

Mary Ann penned an article for the Christian Science Monitor to help you use all those garden tomatoes: "Need more help with ideas for using up those garden tomatoes? Check out these tips for Roma, cherry, and beefsteak varieties, plus a recipe for a tomato and Swiss cha…

Mary Ann Esposito received NIAF’s Special Achievement Award in Culinary Arts

"For her authentic cooking style and passion Chef Mary Ann Esposito received NIAF’s Special Achievement Award in Culinary Arts. Her hit culinary TV program Ciao Italia is one of America’s longest running cooking programs and for years it has brought a positive…

Mary Ann Esposito is the new Backyard Farms Chef Spokesperson

"We’re incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Chef Mary Ann Esposito. If you’re a New Englander, it’s likely you’ve heard of this talented, award-winning chef. Mary Ann Esposito is the creator and host of Ciao Italia, America’…

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Italy's Newest Knight

By order of the President of Italy, Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli confers Italy’s prestigious Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Order of the Star of Italy) upon Mary Ann Esposito for 25 years of Ciao Italia programs devoted to “the preservation and promotion …


Mary Ann Honored with Premio Artusi Award

** The prestigious award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies the art of preserving the traditions of Italian regional cooking ** FORLIMPOPOLI, ITALY – On Saturday, September 14, celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito received the prestigious Premio Artusi Award…


Viva La Befana! - Fra Noi - January 2013

Mary Ann Esposito, and her Torta Di BeFana recipe were featured in the January 2013 publication of Fra Noi.  Click the links below to read the article. Page 1Page 2 Also be sure to visit to read more. 

Bakeaholic Mama: Braised Maple Walnut Chicken and Apples with Sweet Potato Gnicchi

It's official fall has started for me. I know we have over a month before the calender declares it so. Schools are back in session, the nights and mornings are getting cooler, apples are ripe my garden is almost kaput. Some of you may not be ready to let go of the beach…

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