Mary Ann travels to the heart of Tuscany to cook with Maria Gorelli at Banfi winery, near Montalcino, Italy. They begin by creating classic Tuscan Pici, a hand rolled, thick-spaghetti style pasta that's the perfect base for Poor Sauce, made from toasted breadcrumbs, olive oil, tomatoes and garlic. And to go with it, a hearty Venison Stew guaranteed to chase the winter blues away.
The King of Cheese/Il Re Del Formaggio (#2609H) Duration: 26:43 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 12:00pm
Grandmother's Meatballs/Polpettine Della Nonna (#2610H) Duration: 26:31 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Fish Stew/Pesce In Umido (#2611H) Duration: 25:50 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Amarena Cherry Roll/Rotolo Di Amarena (#2612H) Duration: 27:08 STEREO TVG
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!).
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Easy Meals for Guests/La Cena Facile Per Gli Ospiti (#2613H) Duration: 27:31 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Spring Vegetables/Le Verdure Di Primavera (#2614H) Duration: 27:06 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Torrone! (#2615H) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Almonds!/Mandorle! (#2616H) Duration: 26:40 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Omelet Party/Festa Di Frittata (#2617H) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Rice to the Occasion (#2618H) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG
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!
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Mixed Grill/Spiedo Misto (#2619H) Duration: 26:58 STEREO TVG
The medieval town of Gubbio, Italy is the site of Taverna del Lupo, the signature restaurant of master chef and hotel owner Rudolfo Mencarelli who prepares an elegant guinea hen dish with Mary Ann which inspires her to go nella cucina and add to the feast by creating a traditional Umbrian Spiedo Misto (Mixed Grill) of meat, poultry and pork perfect for the grill or right in the broiler.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Classic Pasta of Liguria/La Pasta Classica Di Ligure (#2620H) Duration: 27:13 STEREO TVG
Food writer and book author Laura Schenone brings a unique Ligurian recipe to Mary Ann's kitchen, where together they prepare delicate pasta wafers called Corzetti served in a delicate garlic and olive oil sauce. Mary Ann adds to the fun with Panzoti, an almond-stuffed little ravioli swimming in a butter sauce. Bravissima Laura e Marianna, e bravissima Liguria!
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Cooking Live with Robert Irvine/Cucinando Con Roberto Irvine (#2621H) Duration: 26:29 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann takes to the stage before a live audience with FoodTV Celebrity chef Robert Irvine and pastry wizard Chef Lynn Mansel to create an autumn-themed program. In between laughter and good natured teasing they create a hearty Minestrone, a Stuffed Turkey Breast with prosciutto di Parma. And Apple Carmel Bread Pudding.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci (#2622H) Duration: 26:37 STEREO TVG
Mayor of Boston, the late (and great) Thomas M. Menino and Mary Ann celebrate their Italian American heritage by preparing a Christmas Eve banquet called "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." Starting with Baccala, then Skillet Fried Shrimp, then tuna, smelts, swordfish, calamari and clams, the tradition continues, and so do their appetites!
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Fresh Ricotta/Ricotta Fresca (#2623H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Good friend an attorney Ciro Poppiti visits Mary Ann nella cucina, with an ample supply of freshly made ricotta. They proceed to make a stupendous pastry-encased, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese-stuffed masterpiece; Pizza Carnevale. Then Mary Ann takes up the baton and creates a light-as-a-cloud, orange-flavored Ricotta Cheesecake. Did somebody say "cheese?" Please.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Cooking for Friends/Cucinando Per Gli Amici (#2624H) Duration: 26:31 STEREO TVG
It's Sunday when Mary Ann visits Christina and Carla Pallotta, two sisters who are the driving force behind Nebo Restaurant in Boston, MA, where they're preparing their mom's favorite recipes for visiting friends. Ricotta Gnocchi with Rabe and Pignola Nut Sauce, followed by Stuffed Breast of Veal, with Fontina Cheese, Polenta and Wild Mushrooms on the side. Great sisters. Lucky friends.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Clams/Le Vongole (#2625H) Duration: 26:34 STEREO TVG
Seafood Super Chef Jasper White brings enough freshly-caught clams to make two fantastic dishes, starting with Mary Ann's Spaghetti with Clams and ending with Jasper's unique and unforgettable, Clams Minestrone - yes, you heard right. Minestrone. One spoonful and you'll agree; fantastico!
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Damiano's Gnocchi/Gnocchi Di Damiano (#2626H) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann travels to La Sosta del Rosselino, a small restaurant near Florence, Italy to discover the secret of chef/owner Damiano's signature Potato gnocchi; simple to make, soft as clouds, drifting in a butter sauce and utterly unforgettable. Inspired, Mary Ann goes nella cucina to create - just as heavenly - Gnocchi di Spinaci e Ricotta (Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi) with a hint of mint and nutmeg.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Chicken Never Tasted So Good/Pollo Mai Assaggiato Cosi Buono (#2401) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG
It's "Here, chick, chick, chick..." when Mary Ann shows you how quick and easy it is to prepare a clever Chicken and Cauliflower Lasagne. Then upon a waiting bed of hot polenta she serves up a Venetian specialty, Burano Style Chicken.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Focaccia Recco-Style/Focaccia Di Recco (#2402) Duration: 27:03 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann re-creates, step-by-step, the elegant art of making one of Liguria's most famous "street foods" Focaccia di Recco, named after the town that made it famous for its crispy outsides and creamy, cheese-filled insides that have captured the hearts - and appetites - of Italians, and now Americans too!
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
And The Winner Is.... (#2403) Duration: 26:59 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann travels to Toscana Saporita Cooking School in Tuscany to cook with recipe award-winner Nadine Mesch, whose Seared Tuna Topped with Fennel and Arugula and Caper Lemon Sauce recipe won the grand prize award and a trip to Italy. Mary Ann adds her signature Papardelle with Ragu to the table and it's a blue-ribbon day for everyone.
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
The Art of the Artichoke/L'arte Del Carciofo (#2404) Duration: 26:58 STEREO TVG
Frozen in the freezer or fresh from the garden, Mary Ann elevates artichokes to a new art form, when she goes nella cucina, to the kitchen, to create a quick and elegant, puff-pastry Artichoke Tart. And then turns ordinary risotto into a rhapsodic Risotto with Artichokes.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Eat Legumes/Mangiate I Legumi (#2405) Duration: 27:05 STEREO TVG
Nothing takes the chill out of a cold winter's night better than hot and hearty Straccetti with Cannellini Beans, complete with homemade pasta, and Mary Ann shows you how. And when summer rolls around? Roll out a happy bowl of Chickpea Salad, filled with prosciutto di parma, olives and fresh thyme.
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Classic Piedmont Antipasti/Antipasti alla Piemontese (#2406) Duration: 26:38 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann travels to Pattie Bongiovanni's castle in the Piedmont region of Italy, where she makes herself home in Pattie's kitchen to prepare an antipasti table filled with memorable, regional treats, like Little Ricotta Cheese Balls, Peppers Castellana Style, and a bowl of crunchy vegetables perfect for dipping in a Bagna Cauda of extra virgin olive oil.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Gubana and Colomba/Gubana E Colomba (#2407) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG
Pastry Master Chef Nick Malgieri joins Mary Ann nella cucina to reveal the secret of creating the perfect Gubana, a sweet, spiraled cross between bread and cake, filled with chocolate, raisins, and orange zest. Mary Ann makes Easter that much sweeter by preparing a classic, dove-shaped Colomba.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me