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Mary Ann Esposito received NIAF’s Special Achievement Award in Culinary Arts

"For her authentic cooking style and passion Chef Mary Ann Esposito received NIAF’s Special Achievement Award in Culinary Arts. Her hit culinary TV program Ciao Italia is one of America’s longest running cooking programs and for years it has brought a positive…

Mary Ann Esposito is the new Backyard Farms Chef Spokesperson

"We’re incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Chef Mary Ann Esposito. If you’re a New Englander, it’s likely you’ve heard of this talented, award-winning chef. Mary Ann Esposito is the creator and host of Ciao Italia, America’…

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Italy's Newest Knight

By order of the President of Italy, Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli confers Italy’s prestigious Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Order of the Star of Italy) upon Mary Ann Esposito for 25 years of Ciao Italia programs devoted to “the preservation and promotion …


Mary Ann Honored with Premio Artusi Award

** The prestigious award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies the art of preserving the traditions of Italian regional cooking ** FORLIMPOPOLI, ITALY – On Saturday, September 14, celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito received the prestigious Premio Artusi Award…


Viva La Befana! - Fra Noi - January 2013

Mary Ann Esposito, and her Torta Di BeFana recipe were featured in the January 2013 publication of Fra Noi.  Click the links below to read the article. Page 1Page 2 Also be sure to visit to read more. 

Bakeaholic Mama: Braised Maple Walnut Chicken and Apples with Sweet Potato Gnicchi

It's official fall has started for me. I know we have over a month before the calender declares it so. Schools are back in session, the nights and mornings are getting cooler, apples are ripe my garden is almost kaput. Some of you may not be ready to let go of the beach…

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Friday Food: Tomato Sauce

It's that time of year when many of us have a plethora of fresh tomatoes in the garden, so what better for Friday Food than a recipe for Tomato Sauce? I grow my tomatoes in a planter and didn't get around to fertilizing them this year so I only had a small plethora. I'm s…

Friends, Food and Fun in the Kitchen

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the Fabulous Food Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland Nov. 9 to 11. Appearing this year are chefs Jacques Pepin and his daughter Claudine, Sara Moulton, Mary Ann Esposito, Michael Symon, and food network chefs Guy Fieri,…

Vintage & Vine

Strawbery Banke Museum presents Vintage & Vine, in partnership with the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets, offering guests a rare opportunity to taste hundreds of wines alongside selections created by some of the Seacoast’s best chefs and restaurants.…

Celebrity Chef, Mary Ann Esposito, To Appear at 2012 St. Anthony’s Feast

Join Celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito, creator and host of the PBS series, Ciao Italia, television’s longest running cooking show for a day of fun and interactive cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing and a cookbook signing at the 93ndAnnual Saint Anthony’s F…

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