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Torrone! (Episode #2615H)

KQED Life: Thu, Dec 14, 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: Wed, Dec 13, 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: Tue, Dec 12, 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: Mon, Dec 11, 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: Fri, Dec 8, 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: Thu, Dec 7, 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: Wed, Dec 6, 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: Tue, Dec 5, 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: Mon, Dec 4, 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: Fri, Dec 1, 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!

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