Ciao Italia

Mary Ann Esposito, host of the longest-running cooking show on public television, travels around the United States and Rome, Italy in search of recipes that can be prepared in thirty-minutes or less for a busy audience that has time to enjoy great Italian food but doesn' t always have time to prepare it "the old way."

Tue, Dec 7 9:00 A.M. Fantastic Farro / Farro Fantastico     NH CREATE

Savory, not sweet is Mary Ann's Farro Cake. Fiber-packed, whole-grain cooked farro mixed with parsley, sage no rosemary, sorry and thyme makes for an herb-infused treat.

Tue, Dec 7 12:00 P.M. Fantastic Farro / Farro Fantastico     NH CREATE

Savory, not sweet is Mary Ann's Farro Cake. Fiber-packed, whole-grain cooked farro mixed with parsley, sage no rosemary, sorry and thyme makes for an herb-infused treat.

Tue, Dec 7 4:00 P.M. Fantastic Farro / Farro Fantastico     NH CREATE

Savory, not sweet is Mary Ann's Farro Cake. Fiber-packed, whole-grain cooked farro mixed with parsley, sage no rosemary, sorry and thyme makes for an herb-infused treat.

Wed, Dec 8 3:00 A.M. Fantastic Farro / Farro Fantastico     NH CREATE

Savory, not sweet is Mary Ann's Farro Cake. Fiber-packed, whole-grain cooked farro mixed with parsley, sage no rosemary, sorry and thyme makes for an herb-infused treat.

Thu, Dec 9 9:00 A.M. Warm Up with Soup / Riscaldati Con La Zuppa     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates the abundant seafood of Sardinia, including clams, squid, cod, and shrimp, when she prepares a Sardinian Style Fish Casserole that includes fregola, the distinctive pasta "pearls" that give this soup its hearty appeal.

Thu, Dec 9 12:00 P.M. Warm Up with Soup / Riscaldati Con La Zuppa     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates the abundant seafood of Sardinia, including clams, squid, cod, and shrimp, when she prepares a Sardinian Style Fish Casserole that includes fregola, the distinctive pasta "pearls" that give this soup its hearty appeal.

Thu, Dec 9 4:00 P.M. Warm Up with Soup / Riscaldati Con La Zuppa     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates the abundant seafood of Sardinia, including clams, squid, cod, and shrimp, when she prepares a Sardinian Style Fish Casserole that includes fregola, the distinctive pasta "pearls" that give this soup its hearty appeal.

Fri, Dec 10 3:00 A.M. Warm Up with Soup / Riscaldati Con La Zuppa     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates the abundant seafood of Sardinia, including clams, squid, cod, and shrimp, when she prepares a Sardinian Style Fish Casserole that includes fregola, the distinctive pasta "pearls" that give this soup its hearty appeal.

Sat, Dec 11 11:30 P.M. Fantastic Farro / Farro Fantastico     NH CREATE

Savory, not sweet is Mary Ann's Farro Cake. Fiber-packed, whole-grain cooked farro mixed with parsley, sage no rosemary, sorry and thyme makes for an herb-infused treat.

Sun, Dec 12 12:00 A.M. Warm Up with Soup / Riscaldati Con La Zuppa     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates the abundant seafood of Sardinia, including clams, squid, cod, and shrimp, when she prepares a Sardinian Style Fish Casserole that includes fregola, the distinctive pasta "pearls" that give this soup its hearty appeal.

Tue, Dec 14 9:00 A.M. Potato Ravioli / I Ravioli Di Patate     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates Tuscany's distinctive regional dishes when she prepares Tortelli di Patate alla Mugellina a potato-filled ravioli drizzled in a butter and sage sauce.

Tue, Dec 14 12:00 P.M. Potato Ravioli / I Ravioli Di Patate     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates Tuscany's distinctive regional dishes when she prepares Tortelli di Patate alla Mugellina a potato-filled ravioli drizzled in a butter and sage sauce.

Tue, Dec 14 4:00 P.M. Potato Ravioli / I Ravioli Di Patate     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates Tuscany's distinctive regional dishes when she prepares Tortelli di Patate alla Mugellina a potato-filled ravioli drizzled in a butter and sage sauce.

Wed, Dec 15 3:00 A.M. Potato Ravioli / I Ravioli Di Patate     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates Tuscany's distinctive regional dishes when she prepares Tortelli di Patate alla Mugellina a potato-filled ravioli drizzled in a butter and sage sauce.

Thu, Dec 16 9:00 A.M. Artistic Salads / Insalate Artistiche     NH CREATE

Mary Ann's busy in Guy's Garden harvesting the fixings for a summertime treat of salads, starting with Red Salad where-you guessed it-everything's red from the lettuce to the beets to the radicchio.

Thu, Dec 16 12:00 P.M. Artistic Salads / Insalate Artistiche     NH CREATE

Mary Ann's busy in Guy's Garden harvesting the fixings for a summertime treat of salads, starting with Red Salad where-you guessed it-everything's red from the lettuce to the beets to the radicchio.

Thu, Dec 16 4:00 P.M. Artistic Salads / Insalate Artistiche     NH CREATE

Mary Ann's busy in Guy's Garden harvesting the fixings for a summertime treat of salads, starting with Red Salad where-you guessed it-everything's red from the lettuce to the beets to the radicchio.

Fri, Dec 17 3:00 A.M. Artistic Salads / Insalate Artistiche     NH CREATE

Mary Ann's busy in Guy's Garden harvesting the fixings for a summertime treat of salads, starting with Red Salad where-you guessed it-everything's red from the lettuce to the beets to the radicchio.

Sat, Dec 18 4:00 P.M. Focaccia Savory and Sweet / Focaccia Salata e Dolce     NHPBS

Mary Ann and good friend Chef Eddie Payne showcase how focaccia feeds the multitudes.

Sat, Dec 18 11:30 P.M. Potato Ravioli / I Ravioli Di Patate     NH CREATE

Mary Ann celebrates Tuscany's distinctive regional dishes when she prepares Tortelli di Patate alla Mugellina a potato-filled ravioli drizzled in a butter and sage sauce.

Sun, Dec 19 12:00 A.M. Artistic Salads / Insalate Artistiche     NH CREATE

Mary Ann's busy in Guy's Garden harvesting the fixings for a summertime treat of salads, starting with Red Salad where-you guessed it-everything's red from the lettuce to the beets to the radicchio.

Sun, Dec 19 1:00 P.M. Not Just Zucchini / Non Solo Zucchine     NH EXPLORE

Don't know what to do with all that zucchini from the garden? Mary Ann begins by creating a rich and distinctive Fig and Zucchini Bread.

Tue, Dec 21 9:00 A.M. Cook's Choice / La Scelta Del Cuoco     NH CREATE

Chef Michele Rabazzo is busy in his Tuscany kitchen preparing Tortelli Maremmani with Carrot Cream and Black Truffle, a creamy, squash-filled ravioli-type dish topped with slivers of redolent, exotic black truffle.

Tue, Dec 21 12:00 P.M. Cook's Choice / La Scelta Del Cuoco     NH CREATE

Chef Michele Rabazzo is busy in his Tuscany kitchen preparing Tortelli Maremmani with Carrot Cream and Black Truffle, a creamy, squash-filled ravioli-type dish topped with slivers of redolent, exotic black truffle.

Tue, Dec 21 4:00 P.M. Cook's Choice / La Scelta Del Cuoco     NH CREATE

Chef Michele Rabazzo is busy in his Tuscany kitchen preparing Tortelli Maremmani with Carrot Cream and Black Truffle, a creamy, squash-filled ravioli-type dish topped with slivers of redolent, exotic black truffle.

Wed, Dec 22 3:00 A.M. Cook's Choice / La Scelta Del Cuoco     NH CREATE

Chef Michele Rabazzo is busy in his Tuscany kitchen preparing Tortelli Maremmani with Carrot Cream and Black Truffle, a creamy, squash-filled ravioli-type dish topped with slivers of redolent, exotic black truffle.

Thu, Dec 23 9:00 A.M. Tasty Cabbage / Cavolo Saporito     NH CREATE

Mary Ann uses leaves of beautifully textured Savoy Cabbage and fills them with a hearty mixture of ground beef, pork, and rice.

Thu, Dec 23 12:00 P.M. Tasty Cabbage / Cavolo Saporito     NH CREATE

Mary Ann uses leaves of beautifully textured Savoy Cabbage and fills them with a hearty mixture of ground beef, pork, and rice.

Thu, Dec 23 4:00 P.M. Tasty Cabbage / Cavolo Saporito     NH CREATE

Mary Ann uses leaves of beautifully textured Savoy Cabbage and fills them with a hearty mixture of ground beef, pork, and rice.

Fri, Dec 24 3:00 A.M. Tasty Cabbage / Cavolo Saporito     NH CREATE

Mary Ann uses leaves of beautifully textured Savoy Cabbage and fills them with a hearty mixture of ground beef, pork, and rice.

Sat, Dec 25 11:30 P.M. Cook's Choice / La Scelta Del Cuoco     NH CREATE

Chef Michele Rabazzo is busy in his Tuscany kitchen preparing Tortelli Maremmani with Carrot Cream and Black Truffle, a creamy, squash-filled ravioli-type dish topped with slivers of redolent, exotic black truffle.

Sun, Dec 26 12:00 A.M. Tasty Cabbage / Cavolo Saporito     NH CREATE

Mary Ann uses leaves of beautifully textured Savoy Cabbage and fills them with a hearty mixture of ground beef, pork, and rice.

Tue, Dec 28 9:00 A.M. Eat and Enjoy! / Mangia E Divertiti!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann visits master chef and dynamic restauranteur Steve DiFillippo at a Northern Italian Steakhouse, where they prepare his light-as-a-cloud Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce.

Tue, Dec 28 12:00 P.M. Eat and Enjoy! / Mangia E Divertiti!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann visits master chef and dynamic restauranteur Steve DiFillippo at a Northern Italian Steakhouse, where they prepare his light-as-a-cloud Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce.

Tue, Dec 28 4:00 P.M. Eat and Enjoy! / Mangia E Divertiti!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann visits master chef and dynamic restauranteur Steve DiFillippo at a Northern Italian Steakhouse, where they prepare his light-as-a-cloud Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce.

Wed, Dec 29 3:00 A.M. Eat and Enjoy! / Mangia E Divertiti!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann visits master chef and dynamic restauranteur Steve DiFillippo at a Northern Italian Steakhouse, where they prepare his light-as-a-cloud Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce.

Thu, Dec 30 9:00 A.M. From The Sea / Dal Mare     NH CREATE

Mary Ann sets sail for seafood shores and reels in three easy-to prepare and great to eat recipes: Fish Chowder, Scallops with Spinach and heads to the oven with a casserole dish filled with the makings of Baked Fish with Lemon and Olives that's a breeze to make and a joy to serve.

Thu, Dec 30 12:00 P.M. From The Sea / Dal Mare     NH CREATE

Mary Ann sets sail for seafood shores and reels in three easy-to prepare and great to eat recipes: Fish Chowder, Scallops with Spinach and heads to the oven with a casserole dish filled with the makings of Baked Fish with Lemon and Olives that's a breeze to make and a joy to serve.

Thu, Dec 30 4:00 P.M. From The Sea / Dal Mare     NH CREATE

Mary Ann sets sail for seafood shores and reels in three easy-to prepare and great to eat recipes: Fish Chowder, Scallops with Spinach and heads to the oven with a casserole dish filled with the makings of Baked Fish with Lemon and Olives that's a breeze to make and a joy to serve.

Fri, Dec 31 3:00 A.M. From The Sea / Dal Mare     NH CREATE

Mary Ann sets sail for seafood shores and reels in three easy-to prepare and great to eat recipes: Fish Chowder, Scallops with Spinach and heads to the oven with a casserole dish filled with the makings of Baked Fish with Lemon and Olives that's a breeze to make and a joy to serve.

Sat, Jan 1 4:00 P.M. A Beautiful Plate of Pasta / Un Bellissimo Piatto di Pasta     NHPBS

Krazy for Kale? Mary Ann is, when she creates Farfalle with Kale Sauce; as colorful to look at as it is wonderful to taste.

Sat, Jan 1 11:30 P.M. Eat and Enjoy! / Mangia E Divertiti!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann visits master chef and dynamic restauranteur Steve DiFillippo at a Northern Italian Steakhouse, where they prepare his light-as-a-cloud Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce.

Sun, Jan 2 12:00 A.M. From The Sea / Dal Mare     NH CREATE

Mary Ann sets sail for seafood shores and reels in three easy-to prepare and great to eat recipes: Fish Chowder, Scallops with Spinach and heads to the oven with a casserole dish filled with the makings of Baked Fish with Lemon and Olives that's a breeze to make and a joy to serve.

Sun, Jan 2 1:00 P.M. Something Special / Qualcosa Di Speciale     NH EXPLORE

Mary Ann visits her good friend, Executive Chef Michele Rabazzi, whose homemade pasta technique is a wonder to behold.

Tue, Jan 4 9:00 A.M. Party Cakes / Torte Per Feste     NH CREATE

Simple is best. As proof, Mary Ann's recipe for Tuscany-inspired Prato Almond Cake is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat.

Tue, Jan 4 12:00 P.M. Party Cakes / Torte Per Feste     NH CREATE

Simple is best. As proof, Mary Ann's recipe for Tuscany-inspired Prato Almond Cake is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat.

Tue, Jan 4 4:00 P.M. Party Cakes / Torte Per Feste     NH CREATE

Simple is best. As proof, Mary Ann's recipe for Tuscany-inspired Prato Almond Cake is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat.

Wed, Jan 5 3:00 A.M. Party Cakes / Torte Per Feste     NH CREATE

Simple is best. As proof, Mary Ann's recipe for Tuscany-inspired Prato Almond Cake is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat.

Thu, Jan 6 9:00 A.M. Ricotta! / Cucinare Con La Ricotta!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann goes back in time to prepare a childhood favorite: Nonna Galasso's Fried Ricotta with Salad Tomatoes on Crostini.

Thu, Jan 6 12:00 P.M. Ricotta! / Cucinare Con La Ricotta!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann goes back in time to prepare a childhood favorite: Nonna Galasso's Fried Ricotta with Salad Tomatoes on Crostini.

Thu, Jan 6 4:00 P.M. Ricotta! / Cucinare Con La Ricotta!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann goes back in time to prepare a childhood favorite: Nonna Galasso's Fried Ricotta with Salad Tomatoes on Crostini.

Fri, Jan 7 3:00 A.M. Ricotta! / Cucinare Con La Ricotta!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann goes back in time to prepare a childhood favorite: Nonna Galasso's Fried Ricotta with Salad Tomatoes on Crostini.

Sat, Jan 8 4:00 P.M. Fantastic Farro / Farro Fantastico     NHPBS

Savory, not sweet is Mary Ann's Farro Cake. Fiber-packed, whole-grain cooked farro mixed with parsley, sage no rosemary, sorry and thyme makes for an herb-infused treat.

Sat, Jan 8 11:30 P.M. Party Cakes / Torte Per Feste     NH CREATE

Simple is best. As proof, Mary Ann's recipe for Tuscany-inspired Prato Almond Cake is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat.

Sun, Jan 9 12:00 A.M. Ricotta! / Cucinare Con La Ricotta!     NH CREATE

Mary Ann goes back in time to prepare a childhood favorite: Nonna Galasso's Fried Ricotta with Salad Tomatoes on Crostini.

Sun, Jan 9 1:00 P.M. Cialdoni, Agrigento Pastries / Cialdoni, Pasticcini di Agrigento     NH EXPLORE

A dessert treat as only the Sicilians could dream up, Mary Ann duplicates these cannoli-like delicacies by first baking them crisp in the oven, coating them with crushed pistachios then filling them with a generous swoosh of sweet ricotta.

Tue, Jan 11 9:00 A.M. Tuscan Supper / Cena Toscana     NH CREATE

Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to cook with Chef Michele Rabazzi, who takes the humble tomato and a loaf of classic Tuscan bread and turns them into the peasant-simple but deeply satisfying Pappa al Pomodoro.

Tue, Jan 11 12:00 P.M. Tuscan Supper / Cena Toscana     NH CREATE

Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to cook with Chef Michele Rabazzi, who takes the humble tomato and a loaf of classic Tuscan bread and turns them into the peasant-simple but deeply satisfying Pappa al Pomodoro.

Tue, Jan 11 4:00 P.M. Tuscan Supper / Cena Toscana     NH CREATE

Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to cook with Chef Michele Rabazzi, who takes the humble tomato and a loaf of classic Tuscan bread and turns them into the peasant-simple but deeply satisfying Pappa al Pomodoro.

Wed, Jan 12 3:00 A.M. Tuscan Supper / Cena Toscana     NH CREATE

Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to cook with Chef Michele Rabazzi, who takes the humble tomato and a loaf of classic Tuscan bread and turns them into the peasant-simple but deeply satisfying Pappa al Pomodoro.

Thu, Jan 13 9:00 A.M. Cauliflower, Really? / Cavolfiore, Davvero?     NH CREATE

Say what? Cauliflower Crust Pizza? Mary Ann does more than say it, she makes her deeply satisfying, low-cal classic.

Thu, Jan 13 12:00 P.M. Cauliflower, Really? / Cavolfiore, Davvero?     NH CREATE

Say what? Cauliflower Crust Pizza? Mary Ann does more than say it, she makes her deeply satisfying, low-cal classic.

Thu, Jan 13 4:00 P.M. Cauliflower, Really? / Cavolfiore, Davvero?     NH CREATE

Say what? Cauliflower Crust Pizza? Mary Ann does more than say it, she makes her deeply satisfying, low-cal classic.

Fri, Jan 14 3:00 A.M. Cauliflower, Really? / Cavolfiore, Davvero?     NH CREATE

Say what? Cauliflower Crust Pizza? Mary Ann does more than say it, she makes her deeply satisfying, low-cal classic.

Sat, Jan 15 4:00 P.M. Warm Up with Soup / Riscaldati Con La Zuppa     NHPBS

Mary Ann celebrates the abundant seafood of Sardinia, including clams, squid, cod, and shrimp, when she prepares a Sardinian Style Fish Casserole that includes fregola, the distinctive pasta "pearls" that give this soup its hearty appeal.

Sat, Jan 15 11:30 P.M. Tuscan Supper / Cena Toscana     NH CREATE

Mary Ann travels to Tuscany to cook with Chef Michele Rabazzi, who takes the humble tomato and a loaf of classic Tuscan bread and turns them into the peasant-simple but deeply satisfying Pappa al Pomodoro.

Sun, Jan 16 12:00 A.M. Cauliflower, Really? / Cavolfiore, Davvero?     NH CREATE

Say what? Cauliflower Crust Pizza? Mary Ann does more than say it, she makes her deeply satisfying, low-cal classic.

Sun, Jan 16 1:00 P.M. Cookies for Everyone / I Biscotti Per Tutti     NH EXPLORE

And Mary Ann means EVERYONE, as she and her young assistant, Calliope, prepare multipurpose doughs that deliver a mountain of different vanilla and chocolate biscotti combinations, some filled with diced, dried fruit, others with slivered almonds.

Tue, Jan 18 9:00 A.M. Little Hankies Two Ways / Piccoli Fazzoletti in Due Modi     NH CREATE

Nothing better than generous squares of fresh pasta "Handkerchiefs" tossed with a classic Ligurian Pesto Sauce.

Tue, Jan 18 12:00 P.M. Little Hankies Two Ways / Piccoli Fazzoletti in Due Modi     NH CREATE

Nothing better than generous squares of fresh pasta "Handkerchiefs" tossed with a classic Ligurian Pesto Sauce.

Tue, Jan 18 4:00 P.M. Little Hankies Two Ways / Piccoli Fazzoletti in Due Modi     NH CREATE

Nothing better than generous squares of fresh pasta "Handkerchiefs" tossed with a classic Ligurian Pesto Sauce.


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