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Liberty Journal Reviews Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy

The Liberty Journal recently reviewed Mary Ann's new book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. Here's what they have to say:  Tour of Italy | Cooking Reviews Library Journal - https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=lj181102tourofitalyE…

Tough Sledding For Santa

It’s been a tough year for a lot of people including Santa. The BIG guy has seen a lot of changes at the North Pole. Elf layoffs top the list with the out -sourcing of toy manufacturing going to China. The effect of that is that the GNP (Gifts from the North Pole) i…

Tough Sledding For Santa

It’s been a tough year for a lot of people including Santa. The BIG guy has seen a lot of changes at the North Pole. Elf layoffs top the list with the out -sourcing of toy manufacturing going to China. The effect of that is that the GNP (Gifts from the North Pole) i…

Epicurus Magazine reviews Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy

Epicurus Magazine recently reviewed Mary Ann's new book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. Here's what they have to say: "CIAO ITALIA: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy from PBS cooking star Mary Ann Esposito is a wonderful compendium of fabu…

Ten Cooking Tips for Thanksgiving

1) Stock up on dry pantry staples now so you won't be lugging tons of grocery bags home all at once. Get your flour, sugar, spices, wine or other drinks now. 2) Order your turkey or ham now. Allow 1/2 pound per person. If using a frozen turkey, allow at least a couple of…

What To Do With All Those Tomatoes

Ok, so you went overboard with tomato plants this year and now you have an abundant crop, too abundant. Your neighbors thank you for your thoughtfulness and your family has had its fill already of BLT’s and homemade tomato sauce. Here are 10 other ways to enjoy toma…

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Strawberry Scare

Lets see. The last time I had a really good tasting strawberry was when my mom was making strawberry pies and jams and I was just a teenager. Now years later I ask myself where has the taste of those memorable strawberries gone? Honestly, something is really missing. All …

2017 Tour of Sicily: SOLD OUT

This tour is sold out.

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The Versatile Mushroom

I have hunted for wild mushrooms in the rolling hills of Napa, California with a mycologist (professional mushroom forager) and in my own backyard with a well-known chef. Looking for the elusive fungi is almost a meditative experience that should ALWAYS be done with exper…

Smackin Mac ‘N Cheese

So it’s September and I remember that the weather used to be on the coolish side right about now with the tree changing color and all but by the weather gods forecasts, we’ve got some serious heat coming in. That is not going to stop me from making my favorite…

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