Mary Ann Esposito turns everyday cooking into a happy celebration of authentic Italian cuisine, transforming ordinary meals into masterpieces.
S26:E01 - How to Make Easy Fish (Come Si Fa Pesce Facile)
Jacques’ Tuna Steaks with Tomato Relish takes only minutes to make. Mary Ann’s Stuffed Fish is just as easy, but Jacques’ Scallope Seviche is the hands-down winner.
S26:E02 - Tuscan Bread / Pane Toscano
Mary Ann and Nancy Harmon Jenkins create Pane Toscano then fry up some crostini for three toppings: Tomato/Basil/Garlic, Chicken Liver and Sage, and Tuna Fish and Caper treat.
S26:E03 - Two Sweet Tarts / Due Torte Squisite
World-renowned pastry chef Nick Malgieri and Mary Ann have an entertaining time creating two masterpieces; Torta al Taglierini and Torta Neri con le Noci.
S26:E04 - Supper Emilia Style / La Cena Emiliana
Mary Ann and her friend Lorenza make Sunday dinner, including a hearty Risotto and Maiale al Latte. Cristiana Magnani who creates her signature Torta al Cioccolato.
S26:E05 - White Wine, Red Wine / Vino Bianco, Vino Rosso
Mary Ann makes a braised beef dish in red wine called Brasato, from Lombardy, and a delicate chicken stuffed with spinach and Fontina cheese, cooked in white whine.
S26:E06 - Cookie Favorites (Biscotti Favoriti)
Peter Scognamillo brings his recipe for Maddalena Raspberry Cookies. Then it’s Mary Ann’s turn, and she shows Peter how to make Almond Crisps. Open up that cookie jar!
S26:E07 - Heavenly Sweets (Dolci Celesti)
Mary Ann joins Father Jonathan DeFelice to prepare two childhood favorites: Struffoli, deep-fried, honey-coated sweet dough balls and crispy, deep-fried, sugar dusted Cenci.
S26:E08 - Eat Like a Neapolitan / Mangiare Come Un Napoletano
Arthur Schwartz and Mary Ann prepare a bountiful Neapolitan meal: Zucchini “Pyramids”, Cod Fish and Potato Casserole and finally a dessert called Babá to soothe your sweet tooth.
S26:E09 - The King of Cheese (Il Re Del Formaggio)
Food educator Nancy Radke joins Mary Ann to create a table filled with delicious antipasti featuring Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham.
S26:E10 - Grandmothers Meatballs / Polpettine Della Nonna
Mary Ann’s in a meatball mood and creates Polpette Toscane (Tuscan Meatballs). Then Lulu San Angelone stops by to create Polpettine Della Nonna (Grandmother’s meatballs).
S26:E12 - Amarena Cherry Roll / Rotolo Di Amarena
Paul and Anna Ciramitaro of Caffe Sicilia prepare a Cassata guaranteed to satisfy the sweetest of sweet teeth. Mary Ann creates a pistachio pudding-filled Amarena Cake.
S26:E13 - Easy Meals for Guests / La Cena Facile per Gli Ospiti
Mary Ann and Dr. Kenneth Ciongoli prepare favorites they serve when having friends over: Bucatini all’ Amatriciana and Chicken Cacciatore. Dessert is Mascarpone Cheesecake.
S26:E14 - Spring Vegetables / Le Verdure Di Primavera
Mary Ann visits Silvia and Anna Imperato in Montevetrano, Italy. She helps Anna create a Bruschetta topped with marmellatta and lardo, a fresh Springtime Soup, and a Torta.
S26:E17 - Omelet Party / Festa Di Frittata
Mary Ann and Alessio di Majo create three frittatas: Onion and Sweet Pepper, Asparagus, and Potato Frittata. Alessio's father, Luigi prepares Spaghetti Omelet Without Eggs.
S26:E20 - Classic Pasta of Liguria / La Pasta Classica Di Ligure
Laura Schenone brings a unique Ligurian recipe to Mary Ann’s kitchen. Together they prepare Corzetti served in garlic and olive oil sauce. Mary Ann adds to the fun with Panzoti.