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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…

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Rhode Island PBS Loves the New Ciao Italia Website

"Wow! That's all I can say about the new Web site rolled out by Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito." Thanks for the great review!

Rolling Dough at Kane's Donuts

Chef Mary Ann Esposito cooked up conversation and signed cookbooks at Kane's Donuts on Wednesday.Fans lined up to meet the personable host of the PBS show "Ciao Italia," billed as the longest-running cooking show in America. Read more at

Mary Ann and Guy Treat Durham to a Special Night

On Wednesday, November 3rd, The University of New Hampshire Dining Department hosted Una Bella Serata in Italia (translation: "A Beautiful Night in Italy") featuring renowned Chef and UNH graduate Mary Ann Esposito, host of the popular public television cooking show Ciao …

Mary Ann Will Show How To Create Holiday Treats

Famed chef and cookbook author Mary Ann Esposito will take on a new role when she visits the Currier Museum of Art on Saturday, Nov. 6. She will be the Sugar Plum Fairy, giving guests ideas for holiday gifts with the wave of her rubber spatula wand. Esposito, host of …

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Interview with Italia Living

Interview with Italia Living. A wonderful interview; thank you to Italia Living for having me!

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Celebrate with 'Ciao Italia' in Providence (The Providence Journal)

(The Providence Journal) Ciao Italia celebrates its 20th year on the air this year and chef Mary Ann Esposito and her crew are back in Rhode Island to tape a new season of shows at the Rhode Island PBS studios in Providence. Esposito invites the public into her kitchen…

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Mary Ann Helps New Jersey Italian Club Raise Money for Food Bank (Camden Courier Post)

(Camden Courier Post) A Burlington County, NJ-based Italian-American club raised $1,000 for a local food bank thanks in part to a book signing they organized with Mary Ann in December, 20008.According to an article in the Camden Courier Post, "The funds were raised b…


No matter how you slice them, these tomato recipes are winners (Ventura County Star)

(Ventura County Star)  Timballo di Farfalla e Fava (or Butterfly Pasta and Fava Bean Timballo)A timballo is a combination of ingredients, usually with some kind of pasta, baked in a mold or springform pan and then unmolded. This version is served with a velvety cher…

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