Upcoming Appearances

Ciao DC

Taste of Italy will feature an Italian trade showcase featuring artist and culinary demonstrations; children’s entertainment; a cooking demo, meet and greet and book signing by celebrity chef/TV host of PBS’ Ciao Italia Mary Ann Esposito; an Italian car display; live entertainment by DC’s Commedia dell’Arte group Faction of Fools, classical tenor Elio Scaccio, Italian singer-songwriter, Giada Valenti and award-winning songwriter/producer, recording artist, Micheal Castaldo; online to live auction and more!

Showcase will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

More information is available here.


  1. Lesley Paris's avatar

    Lesley Paris

    My Great Grandma was Sicilian, my great Grandfather was French. They married and settled in Scotland where my Father was born and the rest of us. I have always cooked a little Italian food. I swear my great granny is coaching me along. I love to watch your show, Mary Ann, because you seem to teach me how to cook like my Grandma would want me to.
    I love PBS for having your show on. Thank you for all your hard work
  2. Bea's avatar


    Will you be on PBS in the Dallas/Fw area?
    Shall I contact PBS to have you in the Dallas/FW area?
    My parents were born in Italy (Abruzzi).with my mom's cooking and you...."How sweet it is"
    God Bless you,
    Bea Dixon

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