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.
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 12:00pm
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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 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!
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 12, 2016 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 -- 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: Mon, Dec 19, 2016 -- 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: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 -- 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: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 -- 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: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 -- 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: Fri, Dec 23, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Almonds!/Mandorle! (#2616H) Duration: 29:00 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: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Omelet Party/Festa Di Frittata (#2617H) Duration: 29:00 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.
Rice to the Occasion (#2618H) Duration: 29:00 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: Thu, Dec 29, 2016 -- 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: Fri, Dec 30, 2016 -- 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: Mon, Jan 2, 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: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Mixed Grill/Spiedo Misto (#2619H) Duration: 29:00 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: Wed, Jan 4, 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: Thu, Jan 5, 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: Fri, Jan 6, 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: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Who Wants Prosciutto di San Danielle?/Chi Vuole Prosciutto di San Daniele? (#2408) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann makes Prosciutto San Daniele the star of the show when she prepares a simple yet delicious Prosciutto San Danielle Roll-Ups, Parmesan Cheese Pudding and Prosciutto di San Daniele Salad.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Classic Pasta of Liguria/La Pasta Classica Di Ligure (#2620H) Duration: 29:00 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: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
A Day Without Pasta? Never!/Una Giornata senza la Pasta? Mai! (#2409) Duration: 27:04 STEREO TVG
Gluten-free doesn't mean pasta free, when Mary Ann shows you how to prepare an unforgettable Gluten-free Pasta with Mushroom and Prosciutto di Parma Ragu. In a hurry? Slow down with Mary Ann's make-and-forget Slow Cook Lasagne.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Piedmont Veggies/Le Verdure Alla Piemontese (#2410) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann's at the market in Mondovi, Italy to pick up fresh veggies for some terrific Piedmont recipes. Then she heads back nel castello, to the castle kitchen of good friend Pattie Bongiovanni, to prepare a creamy Carrot and Cauliflower Soup, delicate Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, and then finishes off her veggie voyage with a Piedmont Savory Custard.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Shrimp Two Ways/Due Modi Di Gamberi (#2411) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG
Seafood Master chef and bosom-buddy Jasper White brings Mary Ann stupendous shrimp, the likes of which she's never seen. Jasper starts off the feast with his classic, spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Then Mary Ann surprises him with Shrimp on Sand with with Marinated Vegetables. Just wait until you see the "sand."
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Classic and New Salads/L' Insalate Classiche e Nuove (#2412) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG
Guy's garden is in all its glory, when Mary Ann comes to harvest the veggies she need to create some creative salads, starting with a poached-perfect Salmon Salad, a crunchy, crispy Roasted Kale Salad and finishes off with a rarely-seen Italian Agretti Salad.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Cooking Live with Robert Irvine/Cucinando Con Roberto Irvine (#2621H) Duration: 29:00 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, Jan 18, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Bigne! (#2413) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann's got cream puffs on her mind, light as a cloud, crunchy and delicious, and filled with wondrous delights. And who better to make them with than master pastry chef and chocolatier Wilhelm Wanders at the Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Candy Wrapper Pasta/La Pasta Di Caramelle (#2414) Duration: 26:56 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann makes magic with a fresh pasta creation that looks like candy and tastes like heaven, called Caramelle. Each bite-sized, tiny pillow shaped masterpiece, twisted at each end, filled with ricotta cheese, prosciutto di parma, parmigiano reggiano cheese, then goes for a happy swim in a butter sauce, on its way to your waiting fork.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Would You Like a Bowl of Soup?/Vorebbe Una Ciotola della Minestra (#2415) Duration: 27:00 STEREO TVG
When all else fails, soup wins, when Mary Ann creates three masterpieces nella cucina, starting with a velvety-smooth Cream of Carrot and Potato Soup, and then goes fishing with a surprisingly satisfying Swordfish Minestrone. Break out the bowls and spoons and sit down for soup!
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Piedmont Cheese/I Formaggi Piemontesi (#2416) Duration: 27:10 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann and good friend Pattie Bongiovanni, a visit the village of Valcasotto in Italy's Piedmont region to buy some artisanal cheese from the Beppino Occelli cheese company, before returning to the castle kitchen to make creamy rich, meat and cheese-filled Cannelloni to die for.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci (#2622H) Duration: 29:00 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: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Give Me Rice/Dammi Il Riso (#2417) Duration: 27:05 STEREO TVG
Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, Mary Ann turns plain Arborio rice into a symphony of porcini mushrooms and mozzarella cheese, all rolled up into Little Rice Balls, and then covered with bread crumbs, deep fried to perfection, and topped with spicy hot tomato sauce. Seconds anyone? Thirds?
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Little Bites/Stuzzichini (#2418) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG
These "little bites" become a BIG hit when Mary Ann prepares Celery Stuffed with Cheese and Hazelnuts, and then mixes anchovies, parsley and garlic for some fantastic, Anchovy Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes. And just when you don't have room for more, you make room for her signature Zucchini Meatballs.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
Cooking Pellegrino Artusi-style/Cucinando come Pellegrino Artusi (#2419) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG
Mary Ann's cooking students travel to Casa Artusi, in Forlimpopoli, Italy, to learn the secrets of Romagna regional cooking. Mary Ann leads the way with Cappelletti in Capon Broth, and the student continue with Turbo in Paper,Piadina, Whipped Mortadella, Lenten Spinach, and delicate dessert called English "Soup."
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
All About Burrata/Tutto Su Burrata (#2420) Duration: 27:05 STEREO TVG
Master cheese maker Filippo Migliorato from Boston's "Mozzarella House" visits Mary Ann nella cucina to demonstrate the artisanal art of making Burrata, which is Mozzarella stuffed with Stracciatella. Then Mary Ann showcases this wonderful cheese with her Neapolitan Stack with Roasted Eggplant, Tomato and Burrata, and her Roasted Asparagus with Burrata.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me