From Library Journal
Esposito's cooking program is one of PBS's most successful shows, and her first cookbook from the show, Ciao Italia (Hearst, 1991), is still popular. The author has an engaging, down-to-earth style, with many nostalgic reminiscenses about growing up in an Italian American family. The recipes in this collection are predominantly for simple, regional dishes. The book is, in part, an attempt to preserve some of the traditional recipes that are no longer standards of everyday Italian cucina, from Zuppa Povera (Poor Soup) to Torta di Riso. It includes as well Esposito's versions of more unusual dishes old and new, along with a selection of recipes from her viewers and from professional chefs. For most collections.
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About the Author
Mary Ann Esposito is the author of the best-selling Ciao Italia, Nella Cucina,
and Celebrations Italian Style.
She is the host of the PBS television show Ciao Italia.
She lives in New Hampshire.