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10.1 Lombardy Cooking/La Cucina Lombarda Mary Ann and her students visit the Northern Italian region of Lombardia in the foot hills of the Swiss Alps. She teaches them the unique recipes of this small, but picturesque and prosperous region, starting with Osso Bucco with Gremolata Sauce, followed by Buckwheat Pasta, and then Baked Radicchio and Gorgonzola Cheese. She finishes with Sbrisolona, a delicate cornmeal cake for dessert. (12 of 26)
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2312 SA 04/12/14 12:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 Let's Make Dinner/Facciamo La Cena Mary Ann starts with plump, roasted, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, accompanied by her signature contorno, side dish, of Roasted Squash with Hazelnuts and Sage Sauce. For desserts, she prepares a decadent Raspberry Mascarpone Budino Pudding. (13 odf 26)
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2313 SA 04/19/14 12:30pm 00:26:42 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 Three(Creamy) Soups/Tre Zuppe Cremose Mary Ann makes a delicate Cream of Cauliflower Soup, then a down-to-earth Creamy Mushroom Soup. She finishes with a garden-variety variation of Creamy Leek, Carrot and Potato Soup. (14 of 26)
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2314 SA 04/26/14 12:30pm 00:26:44 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 Sandwiches for Little Easter/Panini Per Pasquetta 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; 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. (15 of 26)
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2315 SA 05/03/14 12:30pm 00:27:02 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 Pasta Roman Style/Pasta Alla Romana 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. They also prepare Ciao Italia's all-time favorites: Pasta all'Amatriciana. (16 of 26)
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2316 SA 05/10/14 12:30pm 00:26:39 (RPT) × × ST
10.1 All About Farro/Tutto Del Farro Mary Ann's nutty about this little known but highly versatile, healthy, hearty grain--Farro. As proof of this most ancient of grains, she makes Farro Crespelle, a heroic Farro Casserole, and crunchy, savory Farro Meatballs. (17 of 26)
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2317 SA 05/17/14 12:30pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 Seafood Feast/La Festa Di Frutti Di Mare 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. (18 of 26)
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2318 SA 05/24/14 12:30pm 00:26:39 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Lombardy Cooking/La Cucina Lombarda 2312 SA 04/12/14 12:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Let's Make Dinner/Facciamo La Cena 2313 SA 04/19/14 12:30pm 00:26:42 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Three(Creamy) Soups/Tre Zuppe Cremose 2314 SA 04/26/14 12:30pm 00:26:44 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Sandwiches for Little Easter/Panini Per Pasquetta 2315 SA 05/03/14 12:30pm 00:27:02 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Pasta Roman Style/Pasta Alla Romana 2316 SA 05/10/14 12:30pm 00:26:39 (RPT) × × ST
36.2 All About Farro/Tutto Del Farro 2317 SA 05/17/14 12:30pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 Seafood Feast/La Festa Di Frutti Di Mare 2318 SA 05/24/14 12:30pm 00:26:39 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 More Than Pizza/Piu' Della Pizza Mary Ann creates a mouthwatering Spinach and Cheese Tart in a savory pumpkin seed Crust. She puts a new twist on an old favorite by making Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels. (2 of 26)
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2202 FR 04/11/14 07:00am 00:26:55 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 More Than Pizza/Piu' Della Pizza Mary Ann creates a mouthwatering Spinach and Cheese Tart in a savory pumpkin seed Crust. She puts a new twist on an old favorite by making Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels. (2 of 26)
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2202 FR 04/11/14 01:00pm 00:26:55 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Healthy Eating/Cibo Per La Salute Mary Ann and pediatrician Dr. Susan Lynch advocate simple, healthy eating for both children and adults, by making Chicken Cacciatore, Fennel/Avocado and Orange Salad, and Low Fat Yogurt Sundae. (3 of 26)
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2203 MO 04/14/14 07:00am 00:26:50 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Healthy Eating/Cibo Per La Salute Mary Ann and pediatrician Dr. Susan Lynch advocate simple, healthy eating for both children and adults, by making Chicken Cacciatore, Fennel/Avocado and Orange Salad, and Low Fat Yogurt Sundae. (3 of 26)
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2203 MO 04/14/14 01:00pm 00:26:50 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Delicious Sauces/Le Salse Deliziose Mary Ann 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. (4 of 26)
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2204 FR 04/18/14 07:00am 00:26:52 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Delicious Sauces/Le Salse Deliziose Mary Ann 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. (4 of 26)
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2204 FR 04/18/14 01:00pm 00:26:52 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pe Thomas M. Menino, mayor of Boston 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! (5 of 26)
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2205 MO 04/21/14 07:00am 00:26:56 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Festival of the Seven Fishes/La Festa Dei Sette Pe Thomas M. Menino, mayor of Boston 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! (5 of 26)
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2205 MO 04/21/14 01:00pm 00:26:56 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Exquisite Cakes/Le Torte Squisite Mary Ann and young friend Rachel Carew join forces to satisfy their sweet tooths by preparing an Upside Down Peach Tart. They also make a rich and creamy ricotta cheesecake in amaretti cookie crust. (6 of 26)
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2206 FR 04/25/14 07:00am 00:26:39 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Exquisite Cakes/Le Torte Squisite Mary Ann and young friend Rachel Carew join forces to satisfy their sweet tooths by preparing an Upside Down Peach Tart. They also make a rich and creamy ricotta cheesecake in amaretti cookie crust. (6 of 26)
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2206 FR 04/25/14 01:00pm 00:26:39 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Gourmet Vegetables/Le Verdure Del Buongustaio Master Chef and "Cinque Terra" Italian restaurant owner Lee Skawinski makes 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. (7 of 26)
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2207 MO 04/28/14 07:00am 00:26:29 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Gourmet Vegetables/Le Verdure Del Buongustaio Master Chef and "Cinque Terra" Italian restaurant owner Lee Skawinski makes 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. (7 of 26)
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2207 MO 04/28/14 01:00pm 00:26:29 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Cooking Abruzzi Style/La Cucina Abruzzese Mary Ann and her friend Joe prepare his favorite Abruzzi recipes: a traditional Spaghetti, a Saffron and Asparagus dish, sumptuous Roast Lamb with Rosemary, and they end Joe's perfect meal with the perfect dessert, a gelato and espresso favorite: Affogato. (8 of 26)
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2208 FR 05/02/14 07:00am 00:27:09 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Cooking Abruzzi Style/La Cucina Abruzzese Mary Ann and her friend Joe prepare his favorite Abruzzi recipes: a traditional Spaghetti, a Saffron and Asparagus dish, sumptuous Roast Lamb with Rosemary, and they end Joe's perfect meal with the perfect dessert, a gelato and espresso favorite: Affogato. (8 of 26)
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2208 FR 05/02/14 01:00pm 00:27:09 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Vegetable Casseroles/Casseruole Delle Verdure The bounty of Guy's Garden yields Mary Ann every vegetable she needs to make Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Stew. With lovely leeks left, she tops things off with Baked Leeks in White Sauce. (9 of 26)
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2209 MO 05/05/14 07:00am 00:26:50 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Vegetable Casseroles/Casseruole Delle Verdure The bounty of Guy's Garden yields Mary Ann every vegetable she needs to make Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Stew. With lovely leeks left, she tops things off with Baked Leeks in White Sauce. (9 of 26)
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2209 MO 05/05/14 01:00pm 00:26:50 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Special Pasta/Pasta Speciale 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. (10 of 26)
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2210 FR 05/09/14 07:00am 00:26:43 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Special Pasta/Pasta Speciale 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. (10 of 26)
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2210 FR 05/09/14 01:00pm 00:26:43 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Italian Cooking Lessons/Lezioni Di Cuciina Italian Mary Ann gathers food bloggers from across the country in classroom setting at the Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont to show them the ins and outs of delicate Sweet Potato Gnocchi, savory Chicken Cutlets in White Wine, and her mom's Chiffon Cake with Lime Curd. (7 of 26)
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2307 SA 05/10/14 06:30am 00:29:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Whole Wheat Pizza/Pizza Integrale Mary Ann re-creates Mom's Filled Calzones, filled with fresh ricotta cheese and chunks of provolone. She keeps the theme going with a Whole Wheat Pizza with Olives and Cheese, and surprise, tops it with a fresh greens salad, picked that very morning from Guy's garden.
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2114 SA 05/10/14 10:00am 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Italian Cooking Lessons/Lezioni Di Cuciina Italian Mary Ann gathers food bloggers from across the country in classroom setting at the Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont to show them the ins and outs of delicate Sweet Potato Gnocchi, savory Chicken Cutlets in White Wine, and her mom's Chiffon Cake with Lime Curd. (7 of 26)
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2307 SA 05/10/14 06:30pm 00:29:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Whole Wheat Pizza/Pizza Integrale Mary Ann re-creates Mom's Filled Calzones, filled with fresh ricotta cheese and chunks of provolone. She keeps the theme going with a Whole Wheat Pizza with Olives and Cheese, and surprise, tops it with a fresh greens salad, picked that very morning from Guy's garden.
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2114 SA 05/10/14 10:00pm 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Italian Cooking Lessons/Lezioni Di Cuciina Italian Mary Ann gathers food bloggers from across the country in classroom setting at the Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont to show them the ins and outs of delicate Sweet Potato Gnocchi, savory Chicken Cutlets in White Wine, and her mom's Chiffon Cake with Lime Curd. (7 of 26)
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2307 SU 05/11/14 12:30pm 00:29:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Whole Wheat Pizza/Pizza Integrale Mary Ann re-creates Mom's Filled Calzones, filled with fresh ricotta cheese and chunks of provolone. She keeps the theme going with a Whole Wheat Pizza with Olives and Cheese, and surprise, tops it with a fresh greens salad, picked that very morning from Guy's garden.
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2114 SU 05/11/14 04:00pm 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Cooking with the Chef/Cucinando Con Lo Chef Chef Daniel Bruce takes a day off from his Rowe Wharf Sea Grille restaurant in Boston, to cook vegetarian with Mary Ann. They prepare Ricotta and Parmesan Cheese Eggplant Rollatini and Neapolitan Style Stuffed Red Peppers. (11 of 26)
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2211 MO 05/12/14 07:00am 00:26:50 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Cooking with the Chef/Cucinando Con Lo Chef Chef Daniel Bruce takes a day off from his Rowe Wharf Sea Grille restaurant in Boston, to cook vegetarian with Mary Ann. They prepare Ricotta and Parmesan Cheese Eggplant Rollatini and Neapolitan Style Stuffed Red Peppers. (11 of 26)
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2211 MO 05/12/14 01:00pm 00:26:50 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Umbrian Cooking/La Cucina Umbra 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. (12 of 26)
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2212 FR 05/16/14 07:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Umbrian Cooking/La Cucina Umbra 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. (12 of 26)
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2212 FR 05/16/14 01:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Clams/Le Vongole 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. (13 of 26)
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2213 MO 05/19/14 07:00am 00:26:56 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Clams/Le Vongole 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. (13 of 26)
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2213 MO 05/19/14 01:00pm 00:26:56 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Pugliese Pasta/La Pasta Pugliese 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. (14 of 26)
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2214 FR 05/23/14 07:00am 00:26:52 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Pugliese Pasta/La Pasta Pugliese 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. (14 of 26)
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2214 FR 05/23/14 01:00pm 00:26:52 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mom's Cookies/Biscotti Della Mamma Mary Ann visits a Pasticerria in Perugia, Italy to admire the many cookies on display. But none can compare to the ones she makes: Mom's Dried Cherry, Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Shortbread Cookies, Mom's Date Nut Bars, and the grand finale; Ligurian Tea Cookies. (15 of 26)
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2215 MO 05/26/14 07:00am 00:26:54 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mom's Cookies/Biscotti Della Mamma Mary Ann visits a Pasticerria in Perugia, Italy to admire the many cookies on display. But none can compare to the ones she makes: Mom's Dried Cherry, Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Shortbread Cookies, Mom's Date Nut Bars, and the grand finale; Ligurian Tea Cookies. (15 of 26)
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2215 MO 05/26/14 01:00pm 00:26:54 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Bread and Little Bellies/Pane E Panzerotti The secret to great Sicilian Bread? Start it one day, finish the next, which is what Mary Ann does to create lovely loaves of Pane Siciliano. Then she makes deep fried "Little Bellies" of dough stuffed with Prosciutto di San Daniele, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. (16 of 26)
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2216 FR 05/30/14 07:00am 00:26:58 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Bread and Little Bellies/Pane E Panzerotti The secret to great Sicilian Bread? Start it one day, finish the next, which is what Mary Ann does to create lovely loaves of Pane Siciliano. Then she makes deep fried "Little Bellies" of dough stuffed with Prosciutto di San Daniele, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. (16 of 26)
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2216 FR 05/30/14 01:00pm 00:26:58 (RPT) (CC) × ST