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Sunday - La Domenica (#2509) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann and best friend Donna Soares go arm in arm with hundreds of Italians to enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon in Fabriano, Italy. And what else happens on Sunday? Sunday dinner, of course, beginning with Grandma Galasso's Meat Cappelletti the way Mary Ann remembers her grandmother making it for her on Sunday afternoons.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 12:00pm

Festival of the Candles - La Festa Dei Ceri (#2510) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann takes a deep breath and plunges into the crowd-filled excitement generated by the oldest festival in Italy. Held in the medieval town of Gubbio, the food, music and camaraderie are unlike anything you've ever seen. And the traditional Cheese Bread Mary Ann makes nella cucina is unlike anything you've ever tasted. Join in the celebration and bring your appetite!

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Eat Beans! - Mangare Fagioli! (#2511) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Florence, Italy to cook classic Tuscan bean dishes with good friend, Iris Lodovici. After creating a hearty pasta and bean dish plus Beans in a Pot, Mary Ann goes nella cucina for two more recipes featuring creamy-white cannellini beans; one a crostini topping made with escarole, the other a hearty Soup of the Lombards to replace winter's chill with warming memories of Florence.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Homemade Pasta- Cucinando Con Graziella E Gaetana (#2512) Duration: 27:12 STEREO TVG

Too many cooks don't spoil the broth - providing all three are Italian and happen to be cooking up a storm in a farm kitchen in Tuscany, which is what happens when Mary Ann, Graziella and Gaetana create Wild Boar Stew and Tagliatelle with Ragu Sauce. hen Mary Ann goes nella cucina to finish off the homemade pasta party by preparing Pappardelle with Mushrooms. Mangia Tutti!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Tuscan Supper - La Cena Toscana (#2513) Duration: 27:33 STEREO TVG

In a restored farmhouse just outside Florence, Italy, world-renowned classical guitarist Edoardo Catemario provides background music while his wife Adalgesa and Mary Ann create extraordinary kitchen delights, starting with Steak Florentine-Style, then a hot and spicy Chicken Under a Brick, topped off with a vegetable medley called Everything Together. It's music, food, fun and friends - Together.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Porchetta (#2514) Duration: 27:05 STEREO TVG

When it comes to pork, come to Tuscany, where Mary Ann goes to Da Ventura restaurant in San Seppolcro, Italy where chef/owner, Marco Tofanelli creates a classic Tuscan Rolled Pork Roast, complete with pan-fried potatoes and a sprig of fennel. Mary Ann then goes nella cucina to continue cooking in the Tuscan tradition by making Sweet Pork Sausage with Grapes.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking with Wine - Cucinando Con Il Vino (#2515) Duration: 27:12 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking with Balsamic Vinegar - Cucinando con Aceto Balsamico (#2516) Duration: 27:11 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Modena, Italy, the heart of balsamic vinegar country, to cook with good friend Beatrice whose simple Omelet with Onions, and a salad go from simple to divine with the addition of fifty year-old, syrup-thick, caramel-colored, sweet and pungent artisanal balsamic vinegar tradizionale.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Handmade Pastas - Cicatelli E Fusilli (#2517H) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits Castle Montalto kitchen in Fragneto, Italy where two chefs, Antonietta and Filomena, demonstrate the timeless art of preparing unique homemade, handmade pastas from scratch, Cicatelli and Fusilli. Then they create two mouthwatering tomato sauces to go with them. Grab your knife and fork, tuck in your napkin - and bring your appetite.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Sunday Dinner - La Cena Di Domenica (#2518H) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Sunday in Italy goes hand in hand with food and family - and fun. Mary Ann spends the entire day visiting her husband's cousins and cooking up a storm with matriarch, Anna Esposito who makes a sumptuous Sunday supper starting with handmade orecchiette coated with a spicy Benevento-style Ragu sauce. A second course of Stuffed Meat Rolls follows, plus lamb, plus desserts, plus desserts, plus happiness, plus who wants seconds? Thirds?

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Homemade Pizza - Pizza Casalinga (#2519H) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits the small town of Fragneto Manforte, Italy to help her friends, Assunta and Anna, celebrate their town's patron saint, San Niccola, by preparing pizzas for a crowd of people who stop by to join the festivities for Pizza Margherita, Escarole Pizza, Pizza Napoletana, Pizza with Potatoes, with Broccoli, and with Tuna in a wood-fired oven that bakes the thin-crusted marvels in record time. Mangia!

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking with Red Wine - Cucinando Con Vino Rosso (#2520H) Duration: 27:06 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits vintner Vahe Keushguerian, owner of Le Corte winery in Italy where she learns what it takes to make world-class wines. Then she joins Vahe in his kitchen where he cooks Penne with Wine. Then Mary Ann continues her all-wine program, nella cucina, as she prepares a quick dish, Chicken with Olives. And what's for dessert? You guessed it; Red Wine Cake. Salute e buon appetito.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Handmade Pasta - Pasta Fatta A Mano (#2521H) Duration: 27:00 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann meets a true artist in Altamura, Italy when 73 year-old Vincenza teaches her how to make Orecchiette. After making the pasta dough by hand with her niece, Vincenza makes "little ears" lightning quick. Mary Ann gives it a try under her watchful eye, gets approval and then goes nella cucina to make Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Orecchiette with Cauliflower.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Lina's Cooking - La Cena Di Lina (#2522H) Duration: 27:03 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits Lina DiGesu and her extended family in Altamura, Italy, where in a kitchen the size of a closet, Lina and Mary Ann - and her sisters and sisters-in-law -- create a Sunday Dinner to die for, starting with two antipasti; crunchy, Deep Fried Onions, and Fried Peppers, then two kinds of pasta with sauce, then a Leg of Lamb, then Potatoes with Lamb Chops, and topped off with a Ricotta Tart. Tutti a Mangiare!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Altamura, The City of Bread - Altamura, La Citta del Pane (#2523H) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG

The artisanal breads of Altamura are known throughout Italy. Mary Ann visits one of the signature bakeries in this small city in the region of Puglia where she meets the DiGesu family - all five generations of them - and gets a whirlwind tour of their bakery and the classic breads they make, including the dome-shaped "Altamura" loaf, so named for the hilltop site of the city. Watch the breads bake in a 100 year-old wood-fired oven and dream about "smell-o-vision!"

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

In The Kitchen with Mom - In Cucina Con La Mamma (#2524H) Duration: 27:08 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Buffalo, New York, to spend the day in her mother Louisa's "downstairs kitchen" preparing Mom's Homemade Pasta topped with Walnut Sauce. Then it's on to Mom's Broccoli Salad, and then for dessert, her unforgettable Mom's Famous Nut Roll. Four generations of Esposito women join in at the end to enjoy the fruits of Louisa's labors. Lucky them, and lucky you.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Classic Bolognese Pasta - Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese (#2525H) Duration: 27:11 STEREO TVG

Culinary arts students from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI are eager to learn the fine art of creating Bolognese pasta, starting with Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese. Mary Ann leads them through the process of making Lasagne Spinach Noodles, and layering it over and over with a meaty, Bologna-Style Ragu, and besciamella Sauce. And there's just enough time to make Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce. They all get straight A's!

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Students - Gli Studenti (#2526H) Duration: 27:18 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels with her tour groups to various regional cooking schools in Italy to teach them the ins and outs of regional cooking, including this classic cooking class filmed on location in Tuscany, starting with the all-time favorite, Fresh Pappardelle with Rabbit, Mushrooms, and Wine. No Tuscan meal would be complete without its unique, Bird-Style Beans. And to whet the appetite, Salted Pizza Bites. Tutto Toscano! Class dismissed, and happy too!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

How to Make Easy Fish/Come Si Fa Pesce Facile (#2601H) Duration: 26:35 STEREO TVG

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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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Tuscan Bread/Pane Toscano (#2602H) Duration: 26:30 STEREO TVG

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!

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Two Sweet Tarts/Due Torte Squisite (#2603H) Duration: 26:51 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Supper Emilia Style/La Cena Emiliana (#2604H) Duration: 27:17 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

White Wine, Red Wine/Vino Bianco, Vino Rosso (#2605H) Duration: 27:07 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cookie Favorites/Biscotti Favoriti (#2606H) Duration: 26:33 STEREO TVG

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!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Heavenly Sweets/Dolci Celesti (#2607H) Duration: 25:49 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Eat Like A Neapolitan/Mangiare Come Un Napoletano (#2608H) Duration: 27:00 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 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!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 27, 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!).

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Sep 28, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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