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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

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

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!

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 4, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 5, 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!

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 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!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 11, 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!

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

Fresh Ricotta/Ricotta Fresca (#2623H) Duration: 27:00 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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 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!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Recipes of the Mind - Le Ricette Della Mente (#2501) Duration: 27:06 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Ellis Island National Park to retrace the footsteps of her immigrant Italian grandparents. She then goes nella cucina to recreate two Old World "recipes of the mind": Gracie La Puma's Pepper Rolls and Mrs. Belurgi's Pumpkin Bread.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

A Sicilian Meal - Un Pasto Siciliano (#2502) Duration: 26:59 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann cooks with her friend Maria Iapichino in her summer kitchen that overlooks the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea near Cefalu, Sicily. After Maria prepares the classic Sicilian Pasta with Sardines, Mary Ann goes nella cucina to create other Sicilian specialties including Swordfish.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Wedding Cake - Torta Nunziale (#2503) Duration: 26:51 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann and her friends, Donna, Ruth, and Connie, race against the clock to create an Italian wedding "cookie cake" as a gift to celebrate the marriage of two good friends. Dozens of biscotti piled high and topped with ribbons, ready just before the wedding bells ring. Some of the cookies include Miniature Cream-Filled Tarts.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Aristocratic Pasta - Pasta Aristocratica (#2504) Duration: 27:03 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits the New York Academy of Medicine's collection of rare Italian cookbooks. She's inspired to create two traditional molded pasta dishes, featuring the same ingredients used hundreds of years ago, fit for a king's palate - and yours too.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Mushrooms for Ravioli - Funghi Freschi Per Ravioli (#2505) Duration: 27:05 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann spends the day in a California forest with professional mushroom gatherer, Connie Green, in search of the elusive porcino mushroom, beloved by Italian cooks. After finding just what she needs, Mary Ann goes nella cucina to make an elegant first course ravioli dish perfumed with fresh mushrooms.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Beans and Lentils - Fagioli E Lenticchie (#2506) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Lizori, a remote town in the Umbrian hills, to cook with Chef Danielle Bottoni who learned the art of cooking from her mother and it shows! Her grain-inspired pasta and lentil dishes inspire Mary Ann to go nella cucina and continue the tradition with Chickpea and Farro Salad, plus a hearty Farro Soup.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Squash Gnocchi - Gnocchi Di Zucca Gialla (#2507) Duration: 28:06 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann cooks with chef and restaurant owner Daniela Benvenuti in Grutti, Italy. The hard-working all-women cooking staff at Le Noci restaurant is rare for Italy, as is the Gnocchi with Prunes Daniela and Mary Ann prepare. Mary Ann keeps the gnocchi coming, nella cucina, with Squash Gnocchi. Bet you can't eat just one.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Ciaramicola (#2508) Duration: 26:58 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits ceramic artist Franco Mari in Deruta, Italy, the birthplace of Umbrian pottery. His inspired, colorful creations inspire her to go nella cucina to create Ciaramicola, a fantasy-like, Easter Sunday bread slathered with Alchermes-laced meringue, covered with colored sprinkles and browned in the oven. Served on a Franco Mari platter, it's a vision of heaven on earth.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me

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: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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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 […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (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 […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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