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."

Fri, Sep 25 3:00 A.M. Sicilian Supper / Cena Siciliana     NH CREATE

Mary Ann captures the unique cuisine of Sicily by preparing three classic recipes, starting with an appetizer, Roasted Squash Salad.

Sat, Sep 26 4:00 P.M. Salads from Guy's Garden / Insalate dall' Orto di Gaetano     NHPBS

Mary Ann harvests a bountiful lettuce crop from her husband Gaetano's garden.

Sat, Sep 26 11:30 P.M. Cooking with Fresh Herbs / Cucinare con L' Erbe Fresche     NH CREATE

A memorable meal is yours for the making, when Mary Ann combines a cavalcade of fresh thyme and tarragon, and chickpeas and lemon juice for her Tuna-Stuffed Red Peppers.

Sun, Sep 27 12:00 A.M. Sicilian Supper / Cena Siciliana     NH CREATE

Mary Ann captures the unique cuisine of Sicily by preparing three classic recipes, starting with an appetizer, Roasted Squash Salad.

Sun, Sep 27 1:00 P.M. Seafood Soups / Zuppe Di Pesci     NH EXPLORE

Chowder isn't chowder when Francesca Marconi makes it at Geno's Chowder and Sandwich \shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Tue, Sep 29 9:00 A.M. Cooking with the King / Cucinare Con Il Re     NH CREATE

Seafood super chef Jasper White invites Mary Ann to lend a hand preparing two of his signature dishes; Golden yellow Fettucine with Mussels, Saffron, and Cherry Tomatoes, followed by crispy, crunchy Almond-Crusted Fish.

Tue, Sep 29 12:00 P.M. Cooking with the King / Cucinare Con Il Re     NH CREATE

Seafood super chef Jasper White invites Mary Ann to lend a hand preparing two of his signature dishes; Golden yellow Fettucine with Mussels, Saffron, and Cherry Tomatoes, followed by crispy, crunchy Almond-Crusted Fish.

Tue, Sep 29 4:00 P.M. Cooking with the King / Cucinare Con Il Re     NH CREATE

Seafood super chef Jasper White invites Mary Ann to lend a hand preparing two of his signature dishes; Golden yellow Fettucine with Mussels, Saffron, and Cherry Tomatoes, followed by crispy, crunchy Almond-Crusted Fish.

Wed, Sep 30 3:00 A.M. Cooking with the King / Cucinare Con Il Re     NH CREATE

Seafood super chef Jasper White invites Mary Ann to lend a hand preparing two of his signature dishes; Golden yellow Fettucine with Mussels, Saffron, and Cherry Tomatoes, followed by crispy, crunchy Almond-Crusted Fish.

Thu, Oct 1 9:00 A.M. Sicilian Scaccia / Scaccia Siciliana     NH CREATE

Pizza dough takes on new meaning when Mary Ann layers it with tomato sauce and sliced caciocavallo cheese, then folds it.

Thu, Oct 1 12:00 P.M. Sicilian Scaccia / Scaccia Siciliana     NH CREATE

Pizza dough takes on new meaning when Mary Ann layers it with tomato sauce and sliced caciocavallo cheese, then folds it.

Thu, Oct 1 4:00 P.M. Sicilian Scaccia / Scaccia Siciliana     NH CREATE

Pizza dough takes on new meaning when Mary Ann layers it with tomato sauce and sliced caciocavallo cheese, then folds it.

Fri, Oct 2 3:00 A.M. Sicilian Scaccia / Scaccia Siciliana     NH CREATE

Pizza dough takes on new meaning when Mary Ann layers it with tomato sauce and sliced caciocavallo cheese, then folds it.

Sat, Oct 3 4:00 P.M. From Sicily with Love / Dalla Sicilia Con Amore     NHPBS

Mary Ann re-creates a traditional Sicilian pasta recipe called Pasta Trapanese.

Sat, Oct 3 11:30 P.M. Cooking with the King / Cucinare Con Il Re     NH CREATE

Seafood super chef Jasper White invites Mary Ann to lend a hand preparing two of his signature dishes; Golden yellow Fettucine with Mussels, Saffron, and Cherry Tomatoes, followed by crispy, crunchy Almond-Crusted Fish.

Sun, Oct 4 12:00 A.M. Sicilian Scaccia / Scaccia Siciliana     NH CREATE

Pizza dough takes on new meaning when Mary Ann layers it with tomato sauce and sliced caciocavallo cheese, then folds it.

Sun, Oct 4 1:00 P.M. Classic Neapolitan Pasta / Pasta Classica Napoleta     NH EXPLORE

What's pasta without tomato sauce? Fantastic, providing you're making the classic Neapolitan Meat and Onion Sauce.

Tue, Oct 6 9:00 A.M. Bringing Up Ryan     NH CREATE

Restaurant co-owner and chef Ryan (RJ) Joyce has come a long way from washing dishes in the Ciao Italia television studio twenty years ago.

Tue, Oct 6 12:00 P.M. Bringing Up Ryan     NH CREATE

Restaurant co-owner and chef Ryan (RJ) Joyce has come a long way from washing dishes in the Ciao Italia television studio twenty years ago.

Tue, Oct 6 4:00 P.M. Bringing Up Ryan     NH CREATE

Restaurant co-owner and chef Ryan (RJ) Joyce has come a long way from washing dishes in the Ciao Italia television studio twenty years ago.

Wed, Oct 7 3:00 A.M. Bringing Up Ryan     NH CREATE

Restaurant co-owner and chef Ryan (RJ) Joyce has come a long way from washing dishes in the Ciao Italia television studio twenty years ago.

Thu, Oct 8 9:00 A.M. All About Cauliflower / Tutto Sul Cavolfiore     NH CREATE

Mary Ann champions the humble cauliflower by showing creative ways to change it from ho-hum to Wow!

Thu, Oct 8 12:00 P.M. All About Cauliflower / Tutto Sul Cavolfiore     NH CREATE

Mary Ann champions the humble cauliflower by showing creative ways to change it from ho-hum to Wow!

Thu, Oct 8 4:00 P.M. All About Cauliflower / Tutto Sul Cavolfiore     NH CREATE

Mary Ann champions the humble cauliflower by showing creative ways to change it from ho-hum to Wow!

Fri, Oct 9 3:00 A.M. All About Cauliflower / Tutto Sul Cavolfiore     NH CREATE

Mary Ann champions the humble cauliflower by showing creative ways to change it from ho-hum to Wow!

Sat, Oct 10 4:00 P.M. Spaetzle     NHPBS

Mary Ann heads to Alto Adige, the northernmost region of Italy to recreate some unique spaetzle (dumpling) recipes unique to this area, including a bright, spring-green, nutmeg-sprinkled Spinach Spaetzle tossed in a sauteed onion and speck sauce.

Sat, Oct 10 11:30 P.M. Bringing Up Ryan     NH CREATE

Restaurant co-owner and chef Ryan (RJ) Joyce has come a long way from washing dishes in the Ciao Italia television studio twenty years ago.

Sun, Oct 11 12:00 A.M. All About Cauliflower / Tutto Sul Cavolfiore     NH CREATE

Mary Ann champions the humble cauliflower by showing creative ways to change it from ho-hum to Wow!

Sun, Oct 11 1:00 P.M. Sunday Supper / Cena Domenicale     NH EXPLORE

When Renee Plummer makes Sunday Supper at her house, the whole family shows up-and not just the immediate one.

Tue, Oct 13 9:00 A.M. Burrata     NH CREATE

Cheese is more than cheese when it's Burrata. This fist-sized nugget of fresh mozzarella filled with cheese shreds and rich cream is the starting point for Mary Ann's kitchen creations.

Tue, Oct 13 12:00 P.M. Burrata     NH CREATE

Cheese is more than cheese when it's Burrata. This fist-sized nugget of fresh mozzarella filled with cheese shreds and rich cream is the starting point for Mary Ann's kitchen creations.

Tue, Oct 13 4:00 P.M. Burrata     NH CREATE

Cheese is more than cheese when it's Burrata. This fist-sized nugget of fresh mozzarella filled with cheese shreds and rich cream is the starting point for Mary Ann's kitchen creations.

Wed, Oct 14 3:00 A.M. Burrata     NH CREATE

Cheese is more than cheese when it's Burrata. This fist-sized nugget of fresh mozzarella filled with cheese shreds and rich cream is the starting point for Mary Ann's kitchen creations.

Thu, Oct 15 9:00 A.M. Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style / Involtini Mes     NH CREATE

Mary Ann rolls out the red carpet when she rolls up her favorite Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style.

Thu, Oct 15 12:00 P.M. Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style / Involtini Mes     NH CREATE

Mary Ann rolls out the red carpet when she rolls up her favorite Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style.

Thu, Oct 15 4:00 P.M. Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style / Involtini Mes     NH CREATE

Mary Ann rolls out the red carpet when she rolls up her favorite Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style.

Fri, Oct 16 3:00 A.M. Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style / Involtini Mes     NH CREATE

Mary Ann rolls out the red carpet when she rolls up her favorite Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style.

Sat, Oct 17 4:00 P.M. Vegetable Pies / Torte Di Verdure     NHPBS

Mary Ann elevates the humble potato to celestial heights when she combines them with beans, carrots, onion, garlic, and zucchini and bakes them into a hearty Ligurian Potato Loaf.

Sat, Oct 17 11:30 P.M. Burrata     NH CREATE

Cheese is more than cheese when it's Burrata. This fist-sized nugget of fresh mozzarella filled with cheese shreds and rich cream is the starting point for Mary Ann's kitchen creations.

Sun, Oct 18 12:00 A.M. Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style / Involtini Mes     NH CREATE

Mary Ann rolls out the red carpet when she rolls up her favorite Stuffed Veal Rolls, Sicilian Style.

Sun, Oct 18 1:00 P.M. Salads from Guy's Garden / Insalate dall' Orto di Gaetano     NH EXPLORE

Mary Ann harvests a bountiful lettuce crop from her husband Gaetano's garden.

Sat, Oct 31 4:00 P.M. Modica's Cookie Secret / Biscotto Al Segreto     NHPBS

Shhhh.... Mary Ann's got a secret that she's about to reveal that gives Modica's Chocolate Cookies their unforgettable taste.

Sun, Nov 1 1:00 P.M. From The Sea / Dal Mare     NH EXPLORE

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.

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