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Rice to the Occasion (Episode #2618H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Public television celebrity Chef Martin Yan joins Mary Ann nella cucina in a salute to rice. With knives chopping and veggies sizzling, Martin creates one of his signature dishes, Mint Flavored Rice with Chicken while Mary Ann turns down the flame for Milanese Risotto. Then together they create a Rice and Vegetable Pie. Two great chefs, three great rice recipes and you'll agree that Mary Yan Can Cook!

Omelet Party/Festa Di Frittata (Episode #2617H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann returns to Azienda di Majo in Italy where vintner Alessio di Majo gives her quick tour of his farm's thousand acre field that's filled with tens of thousands of asparagus spears ready for harvest. They take what they need and go nella cucina del'Azienda to create three taste-tempting frittatas; Onion and Sweet Pepper, Asparagus, and Potato Frittata. Just as Alessio finishes, his father, Luigi arrives to prepare his famous Spaghetti Omelet Without Eggs.

Almonds!/Mandorle! (Episode #2616H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Pastry baker and cookbook author, Jim Dodge, brings his talents -- and almonds -- nella cucina to create his famous Almond Lemon Torta with Strawberries. Then he helps Mary Ann create her Almond Paste Cheesecake topped with luscious apricots. Along the way, Jim shares many secret tips to successful baking, including how to cut a perfect slice every time.

Torrone! (Episode #2615H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

It isn't a holiday unless you're eating Torrone, a nut-filled, nougat candy that's hell on earth when it's not made right, but heaven on earth when it is. Mary Ann travels to Scialo Brothers Bakery in Providence, Rhode Island to find out how head baker, Horacio Garcia, creates heavenly torrone that's fit for the gods - and us.

Spring Vegetables/Le Verdure Di Primavera (Episode #2614H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann visits Silvia and Anna Imperato, two dynamic sisters in Montevetrano, Italy. Silvia is a successful vintner while Anna is an equally accomplished chef. Mary Ann spends time with them both at their family estate, learning about Silvia's unique wine, then she helps Anna create a crunchy, Bruschetta topped with orange marmellatta and lardo, then a fresh Springtime Soup made from selvatica (wild greens,) and to top it off, a Torta filled with cocoa, ricotta, eggplant and lemon marmelata. Buonissima!

Easy Meals for Guests/La Cena Facile Per Gli Ospiti (Episode #2613H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann invites good friend, Dr. Kenneth Ciongoli nella cucina and together they prepare favorite foods they serve when having friends over for dinner. For Ken it's a hands down favorite; Bucatini all' Amatriciana. For Mary Ann, it's Quick Chicken Cacciatore. They agree on the perfect dessert, Mascarpone Cheesecake, to finish an impressive but simple meal for your favorite friends that is easy to prepare, a breeze to serve, and guaranteed to please.

Amarena Cherry Roll/Rotolo Di Amarena (Episode #2612H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

There are cakes and there are CAKES. Paul and Anna Ciramitaro of Caffe Sicilia in Gloucester, Massachusetts, prepare an eye-popping Cassata guaranteed to satisfy the sweetest of sweet teeth. But just in case it doesn't, Mary Ann creates a pistachio pudding-filled Amarena Cake just to be sure you'll shout "basta!" (enough!).

Fish Stew/Pesce In Umido (Episode #2611H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann visits good friend and great cook, Maria Pia in the land of the leaning tower - Pisa, Italy. Once in her kitchen, red mullet are sent swimming into a spicy tomato sauce. Hooked on seafood, Mary Ann goes nella cucina to create Caccuccio alla Livornese a fish stew filled with so much swordfish, shrimp, scallops, monkish and squid, there's hardly room for the herb-filled, tomato sauce. Anchors - and appetites - away!

Grandmother's Meatballs/Polpettine Della Nonna (Episode #2610H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann's in a meatball mood and creates Polpette Toscane (Tuscan Meatballs) that calls for meat, mushrooms, parsley and - surprise - deep-frying. Then good friend, Lulu San Angelone, stops by to create Polpettine Della Nonna (Grandmother's meatballs) which are baked, not fried. See old familiar friends in a brand new way when two these two great cooks get together and get their hands on meatballs.

The King of Cheese/Il Re Del Formaggio (Episode #2609H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

The crowned king of cheese is featured when food educator Nancy Radke joins Mary Ann nella cucina to create a table filled with delicious antipasti featuring Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham, starting with Prosciutto di Parma Wrapped Fruit with Parmigiano Reggiano, Parmesan Cheese and Almond Wafers, and Spicy Fava Bean Spread.

Eat Like A Neapolitan/Mangiare Come Un Napoletano (Episode #2608H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Chef, cookbook author and radio talk show personality Arthur Schwartz, leaves his New York City microphone to travel to Mary Ann's kitchen where they prepare a bountiful Neapolitan meal together starting with Zucchini "Pyramids", then a Cod Fish and Potato Casserole to warm your soul and a finally a dessert called Baba to soothe your sweet tooth.

Heavenly Sweets/Dolci Celesti (Episode #2607H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Father Jonathan DeFelice is a college president who loves to cook. Mary Ann joins him in the St. Anselm College's monastery kitchen to prepare two childhood favorites. First it's Struffoli, deep-fried, honey-coated sweet dough balls, dusted with hundreds-of-thousands. Then Mary Ann prepares crispy, deep-fried, sugar dusted Cenci. Let us give thanks.

Cookie Favorites/Biscotti Favoriti (Episode #2606H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Peter Scognamillo is one great baker and he's just a kid! When Mary Ann invites him to stop by nella cucina to make cookies, Peter brings his recipe for Maddalena Raspberry Cookies; two buttery, crisp wafers filled with raspberry jam. Then it's Mary Ann's turn, and she shows Peter how to make Almond Crisps. Open up that cookie jar!

White Wine, Red Wine/Vino Bianco, Vino Rosso (Episode #2605H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann travels to the Robert Pepi Winery in Napa, California to visit vintner, Marco Di Giulio who shows her how they make San Giovese wine just like they do in Italy. Mary Ann goes nella cucina to a braised beef dish in red wine called Brasato, from Lombardy, and the other a delicate chicken stuffed with spinach and Fontina cheese, cooked - in what else? White wine, of course.

Supper Emilia Style/La Cena Emiliana (Episode #2604H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann visits good friend Lorenza Iori at her home in Reggio Emilia for Sunday dinner. But they have to make it first, including a hearty Risotto and Maiale al Latte (Pork in Milk). What to have for dessert is solved by a surprise visit from Cristiana Magnani who creates her signature Torta al Cioccolato, Chocolate Cake.

Two Sweet Tarts/Due Torte Squisite (Episode #2603H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

World-renowned pastry chef Nick Malgieri rolls up his sleeves nella cucina as he and Mary Ann exchange stories, tease each other, and have an entertaining time creating two masterpieces; Torta al Taglierini a pie-shaped, pastry noodle-topped chocolate cake and Torta Neri con le Noci (Chocolate Cake with Nuts) a classic Bolognese treat that's rich as Midas but light as a cloud.

Tuscan Bread/Pane Toscano (Episode #2602H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann travels north of Cortona, Italy to visit American cookbook author and food columnist Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Working in Nancy's cozy kitchen in her restored country farmhouse, Mary Ann and she create Pane Toscano (Tuscan Bread) then fry up some crunchy crostini, for three terrific toppings: Tomato/Basil/Garlic, Chicken Liver and Sage, and Tuna Fish and Caper treat. Buon appetito!

How to Make Easy Fish/Come Si Fa Pesce Facile (Episode #2601H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Mary Ann teams up with PBS celebrity chef Jacques Pepin to prepare some of the quickest, easiest fish dishes you've ever seen. Jacques' Slow-cooked Tuna Steaks with Tomato Relish takes only minutes to make. Mary Ann's Stuffed Fish with Nuts and Spinach is just as easy, but Jacques' Scallope Seviche is the hands-down winner.

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