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Vintage & Vine

Strawbery Banke Museum presents Vintage & Vine, in partnership with the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets, offering guests a rare opportunity to taste hundreds of wines alongside selections created by some of the Seacoast’s best chefs and restaurants.…

Cookbook Review: Ciao Italia Family Classics

Although the recipes are indeed terrific, this is a book to be read as much as cooked from.  Ms. Esposito begins with an essay about how she learned to cook, telling us with authenticity and compelling sentiment about the kitchen legacy she received from her grandmot…

Ciao Italia Family Classics Book Review by ChristineMM

My Star Rating: 5 stars = I Love It My Summary Statement: High Quality Hardbound Book with Excellent Photographs and Truly Classic Recipes I’m not of Italian descent but grew up in Connecticut with a large Italian immigrant population. We had access to Italian imp…

Home Cooking with Mary Ann

An old proverb states that "worries go down better with soup." Soup is the antidote for so many things-more than just when we are under the weather with a cold or flu. For my grandmothers, always having a pot of simmering chicken soup was a ritual. They saw it as a stapl…

Burlington County College to host Italian celebrity chefs

MOUNT HOLLY — If Christopher Columbus were visiting the New World this fall, the aroma from Burlington County College’s Culinary Arts Center surely would entice him to stop here Oct. 22. Three celebrity Italian chefs will hold cooking demonstrations that Satu…

Italian group to toast TV chef

It all started for Mary Ann Esposito when she was a little girl growing up in Depew. The former Mary Ann Saporito watched her two Italian grandmothers, one Sicilian and the other Neapolitan, whip up wonderful Italian dishes — such as passatelli and homemade Ital…

Behind the Scenes of Ciao Italia

By: Gail Ciampa CRANSTON — It takes a village to turn out a cooking show for television. That’s what I saw when I sat in for a taping of “Ciao Italia,” the longest running one on TV. Season 21 is now being broadcast on Public Broadcasting St…

The chow from "Ciao!"

Mary Ann Esposito is coming for the flowers but, not to worry, she's bringing the food. The host of “Ciao Italia!” public television's longest continuously running cooking show, will be at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich on Saturday to enjoy the…