Ciao Italia Family Classics by Mary Ann Esposito
More than 200 Treasured Recipes from Three Generations of Italian Cooks

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A beautifully conceived cookbook representing the best of Italian cooking brought to us by the trusted host of the longest-running television cooking show in America

On Ciao Italia, which has been airing on PBS for more than twenty years, Mary Ann Esposito has taught millions of fans how to cook delicious, authentic Italian dishes. In her previous books, she has shown us how to make a quick meal with just five ingredients, helped us get dinner on the table in just thirty minutes, and encouraged us to slow down and take it easy in the kitchen while re-creating the rich aromas of Italy. Now Mary Ann returns to her family's humble beginnings to bring us a treasure trove of more than 200 time-honored recipes. They represent traditional, everyday foods that she regards as culinary royalty—always admired, respected, and passed down through generations. Even better, they are easy to make and guaranteed to please. You'll be dog-earing the pages to try such classics as:

- Sicilian Rice Balls

- Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers, and Lemon

- Risotto with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

- Lasagna Verdi Bologna Stylegnese

- Homemade Italian Sweet Sausage

- Veal Cutlet Sorrento Style

- Roasted Sea Bass with Fennel, Oranges, and Olives

- Almond Cheesecake

- Orange-Scented Madeleines

Georgeously designed with appetizing full-color photographs of recipes and homespun essays about Italian cooking and family traditions throughout, Ciao Italia Family Classics will have fans old and new pulling it off the shelf again and again.


About Mary Ann Esposito

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MARY ANN ESPOSITO is the host of the long-running PBS series Ciao Italia. She is the author of eleven successful cookbooks, including Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites, Ciao Italia Pronto!, and Ciao Italia Slow and Easy. She lives in Durham, New Hampshire, with her husband, Guy.
Published October 25, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 464 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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her section on sauces not only includes recipes for pesto and tomato sauce, but also Salmoriglio, a Sicilian sauce made with lemon and olive oil.

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Without Esposito's confident voice and knack for careful visual demonstration, the written instructions may occasionally seem vague, but other than a few surprises, such as lamb and dandelion casserole, most of the dishes are familiar entries from the Italian canon: Lasagne con Carciofi e Ricotta...

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Host of the PBS series Ciao Italia and author of 11 previous cookbooks, Esposito has been demystifying rustic cooking from her ancestral homeland for decades. In this volume, which compiles favorite r

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