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Mary Ann Esposito on The Italian American Podcast

For 30 years Mary Ann Esposito has been a part of our lives on “Ciao Italia”, American television’s longest running cooking show on PBS. Undeniably, this is the First Lady of the Italian American kitchen. Yet while we all know and love this consummate ed…

‘Ciao Italia’ creator, St. Mary’s alum to return home

The creator of the longest-running cooking show on national television will return to her alma mater this year — St. Mary’s High School.Esposito will demonstrate various dishes from her cookbooks on stage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the school, 142 Lavera…

CiaoDC Interview with Mary Ann Esposito

 CiaoDC Chats with Mary Ann Esposito on cooking in Washington, DC this Fall; Culinary Tours in Italy, and Recipes for the holidays! Listen here.

Behind the Scenes with Mary Ann Esposito

"Tonight, "Ciao Italia" started with a woman from NH on public television and now it's the longest running cooking show in the country! Karen Meyers catches up with celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito as she begins her 30th year of production." Watch the segment here.

Ciao Italia Ristorante coming to Durham

"The passion that you see on Mary Ann Esposito’s long-running television cooking show “Ciao Italia,” or have read about in her cookbooks now has a home – one she’s hoping will make you feel at home, too. Ciao Italia Ristorante will open at 5…

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Foodstuffs: How a N.H. Cooking Show Brought Authentic Italian Cuisine to the U.S.

NHPR radio producer Ben Henry did a nice job of tracing the history of Mary Ann and Ciao Italia during last night’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Read the story and listen to the segment here.

Staying Power: Mary Ann Esposito celebrates 25 years of “Ciao Italia,” the longest running cooking series in television history.

"Mary Ann Esposito has a shelf full of awards recognizing her contributions to Italian cuisine and culture, but perhaps most important to her are the comments from long-time fans of her PBS series, “Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito.” “When I wat…

Wine Me, Dine Me: Celebrate 25 years of 'Ciao Italia'

""Doable, authentic and good" is the philosophy and the promise behind the recipes in all of Mary Ann Esposito's now dozen cookbooks on the art of Italian cooking. Through those books, she's brought us to Tuscany, through three generations of Italian cooks. And, of cours…

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Famous chef cooks up crowd in Durham

DURHAM—More than 100 fans stopped by the Durham Public Library last week to meet celebrity chef and author Mary Ann Esposito. Esposito is most known as the creator and host of the PBS series, “Ciao Italia” with Mary Ann Esposito. Her show has been o…

CS Monitor: Tomato and Swiss Chard Pie

Mary Ann penned an article for the Christian Science Monitor to help you use all those garden tomatoes: "Need more help with ideas for using up those garden tomatoes? Check out these tips for Roma, cherry, and beefsteak varieties, plus a recipe for a tomato and Swiss cha…

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