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Sandwiches for Little Easter/Panini Per Pasquetta (#2315) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Boston's Tutto Italiano Italian Specialty store, where the Locilento family prepares a variety of foods to celebrate the day after Easter. Back in the bakery, Emilio bakes the crunchy Panini for sandwiches, in the kitchen Angelo makes his classic frittata sandwich, while out front Mary Ann and Marilena make all sorts of fabulous sandwiches for the hungry customers, including Boston's Mayor Tom Menino, who stops by for his favorite Little Easter sandwich.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 12:00pm

Pasta Roman Style/Pasta Alla Romana (#2316) Duration: 26:39 STEREO TVG

Consul General to Boston Giuseppe Pastorelli loves only one thing more than eating Pasta alla Gricia, and that's making it with Mary Ann in her kitchen, where they create his favorite Roman-style pasta. Then he helps Mary Ann prepare one of Ciao Italia's all time favorites: Pasta all'Amatriciana. Two good friends, two great pastas, one great kitchen.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 12:00pm

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.

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All About Farro/Tutto Del Farro (#2317) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann's nutty about this little known but highly versatile, healthy, hearty grain. As proof of this most ancient of grains, she makes Farro Crespelle, a heroic Farro Casserole, and crunchy, savory Farro Meatballs. All's farro in love and war, and in the kitchen too.

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Seafood Feast/La Festa Di Frutti Di Mare (#2318) Duration: 26:40 STEREO TVG

All hands on deck as Mary Ann harvests a great bounty from her local fishmonger to create an elegant Sicilian Mussel Soup. Then she keeps it simple but superb with her famous Scallops in Vinaigrette, followed by a heavenly Clams Vasto Style.

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Organic Pasta/Pasta Organico (#2319) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Valicenti Organico, in Hollis, New Hampshire to make pasta with owners David and Michelle Valicenti, whose secret to fantastic fresh pasta is simple ingredients and lots of patience and love. David starts off with his Lobster-filled Ravioli, and then Michelle prepares her unbeatably terrific Gluten-free Fettucine with Basil Pesto. Great pastas, great folks, great fun.

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Pears and Pistachios/Pere E Pistacchi (#2320) Duration: 26:43 STEREO TVG

Fresh fruit never had it so good as when Mary Ann combines pears and apples in a creamy tart that's almost - but not quite, thank goodness - too beautiful to eat. And who said pistachios are only good for snacking? Mary Ann proves otherwise when she urges these tasty treats to a higher calling by make them the star attraction of her delightful Pistachio Tart.

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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."

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Little Cheese Plates/Piattini Del Formaggio (#2321) Duration: 26:42 STEREO TVG

Cheese expert extraordinaire, Lou Di Paolo of Di Paolo's Fine Foods in Brooklyn, NY, brings a dazzling array of Italian cheeses to Mary Ann's kitchen, where they taste and talk while preparing Little Cheese Plates, Little Cheese Balls, Tuna and Eggs, fresh-from-the-oven Spinach Sfogliatine, and creamy Asiago Quenelles.

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Real Neapolitan Pizza/La Verace Pizza Napoletana (#2322) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

Pizza was invented in Naples, and Pizzaola Gennaro Nasti proves it when he invites Mary Ann to help him stoke his wood-fired oven at Venda Bar in Providence, Rhode Island to create absolute authentic Neapolitan pizzas like Pizza Margherita Classico, Pizza Margherita Moderna, Pizza Napolitana Marinara and his very own Pizza allo Genaro Nasti.

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From Guy's Garden/Dell'orto Di Gaetano (#2323) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

With perfect, pristine peppers from Guy's Garden, Mary Ann goes nella cucina to make a vibrant, colorful Red Pepper Torte with Pepper Sauce. Then it's time to get creative with the perfect side dish: Sweet Peppers with Garlic and Mint. Need some heat? Stand back and get ready for Mary Ann's very own, spicy, hot, hot, hot Red Pepper Spread.

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Snacks/Le Merende (#2324) Duration: 26:35 STEREO TVG

In the mood for meaningful marvelous mouthfuls? Mary Ann satisfies your starving snack center with a plateful of crunchy Biscotti di Parmigiano Reggiano. And if you're still not full, a thick slice of a Panini Napoletani is guaranteed to satisfy your senses and let you leave the table happy.

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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.

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From The Sea/Del Mare (#2325) Duration: 26:12 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann's "gone fishing" once again, and this time it's the deep blue in search of succulent swordfish for her marinated, grilled Swordfish Skewers. Then it's off to Italy's Amalfi coast to savor her classic, spicy, tomato-simmering Shrimp Amalfi-Style.

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Cooking of Liguria/La Cucina Ligure (#2326) Duration: 26:53 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels with her students to the stunning coastline of Liguria to enjoy the sights and sounds of the "Italian Riviera", and to teach them the fine art of Ligurian cuisine, starting with artisanal, coin-shaped Corzetti pasta, a complex, pesto-based Minestrone, Genoa Style, red wine infused Rabbit, Ligurian Style and for dessert, unique Jam Filled Tarts from Rapallo, called Gobelletti.

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Eggplant/Melanzane (#2201) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

Basket in hand, Mary Ann visits her husband Guy's late summer garden to harvest ripe and tender eggplants to make hearty Couscous with Eggplant and - surprise - a Whole Wheat Pizza with Grilled Eggplant. Never have so few (eggplants) done so much for so many.

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More Than Pizza/Piu' Della Pizza (#2202) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann says goodbye to ordinary, everyday pizza and uses its dough to create a mouthwatering Spinach and Cheese Tart in a savory pumpkin seed Crust. Then she turns heads - and dough - to put a new twist on an old favorite by making Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels. Don't order take out. Stay home and do this instead.

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Piedmont Party/Festa Piemontese (#2421) Duration: 27:05 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann is back a Pattie Bongiovanni's castle kitchen in the Piedmont region of Italy to throw a party featuring Piedmont recipes. She starts things rolling with Stradette, a unique fresh cornmeal based pasta and tops it with a Leek Sauce. Then it's on to Roasted Capon, and the perfect Piedmont ending? Pears in Barolo Wine.

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Healthy Eating/Cibo Per La Salute (#2203) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann joins nutritional forces with First Lady of New Hampshire, and pediatrician Dr. Susan Lynch, to advocate simple, healthy eating for both children and adults, by making Chicken Cacciatore, Fennel/Avocado and Orange Salad, and Low Fat Yogurt Sundae.

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Delicious Sauces/Le Salse Deliziose (#2204) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann proves that a great sauce can turn everyday eating into a Sunday treat when she prepares a hearty Oven Baked Beef Shin Tomato Ragu over short cut pasta, followed by a delicate Ricotta Cheese Sauce, and then finishes up with a citrusy Sicilian Lemon and Olive Oil Sauce that makes ordinary fish taste fantastic.

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Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pesci (#2205) Duration: 26:56 STEREO TVG

Mayor of Boston 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!

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Exquisite Cakes/Le Torte Squisite (#2206) Duration: 26:39 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann and young friend Rachel Carew join forces nella cucina to satisfy their sweet tooths by preparing an Upside Down Peach Tart. But that's not all; there's still time to make a rich and creamy ricotta cheesecake in amaretti cookie crust to create, -- more importantly, to enjoy a tavola (at the table). You're invited!

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Piedmont Food: Easy, Elegant and Classic/Il Cibo Piemontese: Facile, Elegante, Classico (#2422) Duration: 26:33 STEREO TVG

Today it's easy cooking and happy eating, when Mary Ann takes to the castle kitchen to prepare Asparagus Piedmont Style, and then fries up some Croquettes Cuneo Style, and did somebody say "risotto?" How about a classic Risotto with Mushrooms.

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Gourmet Vegetables/Le Verdure Del Buongustaio (#2207) Duration: 26:29 STEREO TVG

Master Chef and "Cinque Terra" Italian restaurant owner Lee Skawinski brings hard-to-find ramps nella cucina to make his signature dish; Stuffed Swiss Chard, Mushrooms, Grilled Ramps, Prosciutto di San Daniele and Gorgonzola DOP cheese. Mary Ann adds to the fun with her own creation; Onions and Peppers Molise-style. Two chefs, great food, no waiting.

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Cooking Abruzzi Style/La Cucina Abruzzese (#2208) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann surprises good friend and Italian Specialty grocery store owner Joe Pace by preparing his favorite Abruzzi recipes: a traditional Spaghetti, Saffron and Asparagus dish, then sumptuous Roast Lamb with Rosemary, and ends Joe's perfect meal with the perfect dessert, a gelato and espresso favorite: Affogato.

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Vegetable Casseroles/Casseruole Delle Verdure (#2209) Duration: 26:51 STEREO TVG

The bounty of Guy's Garden yields Mary Ann every vegetable she needs nella cucina to make Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Stew, so rich and satisfying, you'll never look at a can of soup again. Then, with some lovely leeks left, she tops things off with Baked Leeks in White Sauce.

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Special Pasta/Pasta Speciale (#2210) Duration: 26:43 STEREO TVG

Fresh homemade pasta is on the menu as Mary Ann creates uniquely-shaped Garganelli with a velvety-smooth Prosciutto di Parma and Cream sauce. Then she turns ordinary breadcrumbs, eggs and nutmeg into a classic, tube-shaped Passatelli and steeps them in soul-satisfying Chicken Broth.

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Frittata Party/Una Festa Della Frittata (#2423) Duration: 27:04 STEREO TVG

Just when you thought eggs were just eggs, Mary Ann elevates them into two masterful creations, starting with a fantastic street food; Neapolitan Style Frittata. And then she keeps things on the convenient side, with her Mini-Baked Frittata with Greens and Beans, each one baked in a cupcake pan.

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Cooking with the Chef/Cucinando Con Lo Chef (#2211) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

Award-winning Executive Chef Daniel Bruce takes a day off from his Rowe Wharf Sea Grille restaurant in Boston, to cook vegetarian with Mary Ann nella cucina, where they prepare Daniel's daughter's favorite; Ricotta and Parmesan Cheese Eggplant Rollatini and then Mary Ann's complements is with her classic Italian favorite, Neapolitan Style Stuffed Red Peppers.

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Umbrian Cooking/La Cucina Umbra (#2212) Duration: 26:44 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to the "Green Heart of Italy," Umbria, where she teaches her eager culinary students the fine (and tasty) art of Strangozzi Pasta Spoleto Style, Stuffed Guinea Fowl, Farro with Vegetables and for dessert, a fabulous, custard-like Umbrian treat, Crescionda. Viva Italia!

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Clams/Le Vongole (#2213) Duration: 26:56 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!

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Pugliese Pasta/La Pasta Pugliese (#2214) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann celebrates the pasta of Puglia by making sauce-holding cavatelli (little caves) and then she creates "Stracnar" a rarely-seen pasta nowadays, that requires a handmade "Cavarola Board" to create its distinctive imprint. All of this and sauce too! A Lamb Ragu for the Stracnar and Prosciutto di Parma and Fava Bean for the cavatelli. Who doesn't love pasta?

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Cooking at the Barilla Academy/Cucinando all'Academia Barilla (#2424) Duration: 27:04 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Parma, Italy, where she teaches her students at Barilla Cooking Academy, beginning with Veal Cutlets Stuffed with Artichokes. Then the students go off to prepare the rest of their memorable meal; Green Lasagne Bolognese with Ragu Sauce, Stuffed, Oven-baked Zucchini, and for dessert? Don't be frightened, it' Almond Snake Cake.

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Mom's Cookies/Biscotti Della Mamma (#2215) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits a Pasticerria in Perugia, Italy to admire the many cookies on display. But none can compare to the ones she makes nella cucina: Mom's Dried Cherry, Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Shortbread Cookies, Mom's Date Nut Bars, and the grand finale; Ligurian Tea Cookies. Moms always know best, don't they?

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Fresh Fruit, So Good/La Frutta Fresca, Buonissima (#2301) Duration: 26:41 STEREO TVG

Yogurt never had it so good as when Mary Ann marries it with drippy, glazy apricots. Then it's on to Pears swimming in an exquisite Marsala sauce. At a loss for what to do with that summer watermelon? Find out what happy surprise happens when you pair it up with feta cheese. It's a fruit free for all, and you're invited!

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Something Sweet/Qualcosa Di Dolce (#2217) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann pulls out the stops when it comes to a "bomb" of an ice cream treat: La Bomba. She starts with lady fingers dipped in Marsala wine, and adds them to a mold, along with coffee and vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream. Still hungry? How about a comforting Ricotta pudding guaranteed to sooth your soul? Sweets for the sweet.

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Cooking School for Everyone/La Scuola Di Cucina Per Tutti (#2218) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann meets a group of eager students who want to learn the art of making pasta from scratch. She shows them how to make the playful-looking Farfalle (Butterflies) and off they go to do it themselves. Then it's on to a Sicilian cookie treat; Cuccidati, a tart, citrusy delight with a lemony frosting. Class dismissed! and happy too.

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Strawberries and Raspberries for Dessert/Fragole e Lamponi per Dessert (#2425) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG

Master Pastry Chef Jim Dodge reveals the secret of making the perfect Italian custard called Budino, while Mary Ann returns the favor by sharing her tips on how to make masterful Little Raspberry Thyme Tarts.

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Cooking with Herbs/Cucinando Con Le Herbe (#2219) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

The tables are turned when Mary Ann invites Ciao Italia's Director of Photography Bob Tomaselli to come out from behind his studio camera and join her nella cucina to make Halibut in Lemon Sauce, Baked Fennel in White Sauce with Cheese and Herb Flavored Crumbs, and colorful, tasty Green Focaccia.

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Chicken/Pollo (#2220) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann proves there are more ways to cook chicken than you can possibly imagine by preparing classic Chicken with Wine and Grapes, then a wintry-perfect Chicken and Fontina Casserole, and finishes off with easy-to-prepare Chicken Cutlets Stuffed with Ham and Herbs. Don't be chicken with chicken.

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Cooking for Friends/Cucinando Per Gli Amici (#2221) Duration: 26:53 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 Rape and Pignola Nut Sauce, followed by Stuffed Breast of Veal, with Fontina Cheese Polenta and Wild Mushrooms on the side. Great sisters. Lucky friends.

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Antipasto Favorites/Antipasti Favoriti (#2222) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Got a party coming up? Look no further than Mary Ann to help you feed your hungry guests with these creative antipasti: quick-to-prepare Chickpea Meatballs, tart and refreshing Marinated Shrimp and Cannellini Beans, and Pizza Antipasti with clever toppings. Let the fun - and food - begin!

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The Best Cocktails and Snacks/Ottimi Cocktails e Stuzzichini (#2426) Duration: 26:59 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann's daughter-in-law and food writer, Jen Chase arrives nella cucina with a fantastic collection of cocktail materials to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ciao Italia, by creating modern day versions of Italian favorites, like a Sambuca Citron Martini, while Mary Ann makes a Frico and other tasty antipasti to go along with their anniversary party.

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    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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