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Listen: Marry Ann Esposito on What's Cooking with Luca Paris

Mary Ann joined WKBK's Luca Paris, host of What's Cooking, to discuss Italian cuisine and her new book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. You can listen to their disucssion online here. 

Listen: Mary Ann Esposito on CiaoDC

I had a wonderful time speaking with my friend, Alyssa Ciccone, the publisher of CiaoDC about my new book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. You can listen to our conversation online and get my recipe for deconstructed cannoli here.  

Listen: Mary Ann Esposito on Jasper's Kitchen

It’s always great to spend time with my friend, chef Jasper Mirabile, and I can’t thank him enough for having me on his show to talk about my new book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. We had a wonderful discussion and I hope you enjoy l…

Sugar Cookie Secrets

Oh, that first nor’easter of what is but a taste of a long winter, put me right in the mood to bake!  Between now and when Santa takes his first bite of crunchy sugar cookies, I will be baking up some of my traditional favorites that are a must in my family thi…

Thanksgiving Fear Factor

Fear. That’s what November means to some people, and it’s not the first crippling snowstorm of the season that has them worried, it’s Thanksgiving. Now just the thought of having to perform culinary greatness for the relatives on national turkey day can …

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The City Cook Reviews Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy

See what The City Cook has to say about my new book Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy. It's avaialbe in bookstores and online now! "[Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy] has 160 recipes. Some of the dishes are classics so you might…

Cranberries…A Thanksgiving Rite of Passage

Cranberries. It’s a New England thing, right?Cranberries were a Native American food that was harvested for use in foods and drinks.  Cranberries started to get some early commercial attention beginning as early as 1816 when a veteran of the Revolutionary war, …

Guy’s Favorite Italian Almond Paste Cookies

These among a few others, are my husband Guy’s favorite cookies. Every October when I start the holiday baking cycle, he looks forward to what he can sample each day as a little treat to go with a cup of tea. I have caught him a few times down in my designated cooki…


Boston Herald: Mary Ann Esposito shares Italian recipes, adventures in new cookbook

"Mary Ann Esposito, host of “Ciao Italia” on PBS and Fork Lift blogger, is renowned for sharing the flavors and stories of Italian cuisine with viewers and readers. Fans are in luck, as the prolific cookbook author has her 13th book hitting shelves tomorrow: &…

Fried Zucchini Balls

Fried Zucchini BallsMakes 8 1-1/2 cups shredded raw zucchini1/3 cup flourSalt and pepper to tasteDash ground nutmeg1 large egg2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs2 cups vegetable oil for frying Wrap the shredded zucchini in paper towels and set aside. Combine flour, salt, pepper …

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