More Praise for Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Adventures in Italy
September 14, 2018
Mary Ann Esposito’s new book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures In Italy, will be released on November 1st, and it’s already receiving rave reviews!
Booklist says, “Is there room on the shelves for another Italian cookbook? If Esposito’s phenomenal output (this is her thirteenth cookbook), her ongoing PBS Show (also called Ciao Italia), and her knowledge of the region alone don’t convince, then 160 new and familiar recipes will.
“Recipe directions tend not to run longer than one page; the emphasis is on simplicity, streamlining, and reinventing the classics. Tuna-stuffed celery gets one half-page. Eggplant parmesan is deconstructed, as is cannoli. Tiramisu is adorned with cherries—and its traditional chocolate. Zucchini, that overgrown bane of vegetable gardens, is repositioned in meatballs and quick-bake fig bread. Updating dishes from fish stew to risotto, she proves that varietyreally is the spice of life.”