Ciao Italia

Ciao Italia

1992 - 2017, Cookery
Chef Mary Ann Esposito reveals the recipes for great Italian cooking
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Episode Guide

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Live With Robert Irvine; Cucinando con Roberto Irvine (Season 26 Episode 21)
    Season 26 Episode 21:

    Cooking Live With Robert Irvine; Cucinando con Roberto Irvine

    An autumn-themed menu includes minestrone, stuffed turkey breast with prosciutto di Parma and apple caramel bread pudding.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Pasta of Liguria; La Pasta Classica di Ligure (Season 26 Episode 20)
    Season 26 Episode 20:

    Classic Pasta of Liguria; La Pasta Classica di Ligure

    Corzetti in garlic and olive oil sauce; pansotti, almond-stuffed ravioli in butter sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Mixed Grill; Spiedo Misto (Season 26 Episode 19)
    Season 26 Episode 19:

    Mixed Grill; Spiedo Misto

    Guinea hen; traditional Umbrian spiedo misto of meat, poultry and pork.

  • Ciao Italia - Rice to the Occasion (Season 26 Episode 18)
    Season 26 Episode 18:

    Rice to the Occasion

    Mint flavored rice with chicken; Milanese risotto; rice and vegetable pie.

  • Ciao Italia - Omelet Party; Festa di Frittata (Season 26 Episode 17)
    Season 26 Episode 17:

    Omelet Party; Festa di Frittata

    Onion and sweet pepper, asparagus and potato frittata; spaghetti omelet without eggs.

  • Ciao Italia - Almonds!; Mandorle! (Season 26 Episode 16)
    Season 26 Episode 16:

    Almonds!; Mandorle!

    Almond lemon torta with strawberries; almond paste cheesecake topped with apricots.

  • Ciao Italia - Torrone! (Season 26 Episode 15)
    Season 26 Episode 15:

    Torrone!

    Scialo Bros. Bakery in Providence, R.I., makes torrone, a nut-filled nougat candy.

  • Ciao Italia - Spring Vegetables; Le Verdure di Primavera (Season 26 Episode 14)
    Season 26 Episode 14:

    Spring Vegetables; Le Verdure di Primavera

    Unique wine in Montevetrano, Italy; bruschetta topped with orange marmellata and lardo; springtime soup made with wild greens; torta filled with cocoa, ricotta, eggplant and lemon marmelata.

  • Ciao Italia - Easy Meals for Guests; La Cena Facile per Gli Ospiti (Season 26 Episode 13)
    Season 26 Episode 13:

    Easy Meals for Guests; La Cena Facile per Gli Ospiti

    Bucatini all'amatriciana; chicken cacciatore; mascarpone cheesecake.

  • Ciao Italia - Amarena Cherry Roll; Rotolo di Amarena (Season 26 Episode 12)
    Season 26 Episode 12:

    Amarena Cherry Roll; Rotolo di Amarena

    Cassata; pistachio pudding-filled amarena cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Fish Stew; Pesce in Umido (Season 26 Episode 11)
    Season 26 Episode 11:

    Fish Stew; Pesce in Umido

    Fish stew filled with swordfish, shrimp, scallops, monkfish and squid.

  • Ciao Italia - Grandmother's Meatballs; Polpettine Della Nonna (Season 26 Episode 10)
    Season 26 Episode 10:

    Grandmother's Meatballs; Polpettine Della Nonna

    Deep-fried Tuscan meatballs made with meat, mushrooms and parsley; baked meatballs.

  • Ciao Italia - The King of Cheese; Il Re del Formaggio (Season 26 Episode 9)
    Season 26 Episode 9:

    The King of Cheese; Il Re del Formaggio

    Prosciutto di Parma-wrapped fruit with Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parmesan cheese and almond wafers; spicy fava bean spread.

  • Ciao Italia - Eat Like a Neapolitan; Mangiare Come un Napoletano (Season 26 Episode 8)
    Season 26 Episode 8:

    Eat Like a Neapolitan; Mangiare Come un Napoletano

    Zucchini pyramids; cod and potato casserole; baba.

  • Ciao Italia - Heavenly Sweets; Dolci Celesti (Season 26 Episode 7)
    Season 26 Episode 7:

    Heavenly Sweets; Dolci Celesti

    Struffoli, deep fried, honey-coated sweet dough balls; deep-fried sugar-dusted cenci.

  • Ciao Italia - Cookie Favorites; Biscotti Favoriti (Season 26 Episode 6)
    Season 26 Episode 6:

    Cookie Favorites; Biscotti Favoriti

    Maddalena raspberry cookies -- two buttery wafers filled with raspberry jam; almond crisps.

  • Ciao Italia - White Wine, Red Wine; Vino Bianco, Vino Rosso (Season 26 Episode 5)
    Season 26 Episode 5:

    White Wine, Red Wine; Vino Bianco, Vino Rosso

    Pepi Winery in Napa, Calif.; braised beef dish in red wine; chicken stuffed with spinach and fontina cheese cooked in white wine.

  • Ciao Italia - Supper Emilia Style; La Cena Emiliana (Season 26 Episode 4)
    Season 26 Episode 4:

    Supper Emilia Style; La Cena Emiliana

    Sunday dinner featuring risotto and pork in milk; chocolate cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Two Sweet Tarts; Due Torte Squisite (Season 26 Episode 3)
    Season 26 Episode 3:

    Two Sweet Tarts; Due Torte Squisite

    Torta al taglierini, a pastry noodle-topped chocolate cake; chocolate cake with nuts.

  • Ciao Italia - Tuscan Bread; Pane Toscano (Season 26 Episode 2)
    Season 26 Episode 2:

    Tuscan Bread; Pane Toscano

    Tuscan bread; crostini for three toppings -- tomato/basil/garlic, chicken liver and sage and tuna fish and caper.

  • Ciao Italia - How to Make Easy Fish; Come Si Fa Pesce Facile (Season 26 Episode 1)
    Season 26 Episode 1:

    How to Make Easy Fish; Come Si Fa Pesce Facile

    Slow-cooked tuna steaks with tomato relish; stuffed fish with nuts and spinach; scallop ceviche.

  • Ciao Italia - The Students -- Gli Studenti (Season 25 Episode 26)
    Season 25 Episode 26:

    The Students -- Gli Studenti

    Fresh pappardelle with rabbit, mushrooms and wine; bird-style beans; salted pizza bites.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Bolognese Pasta -- Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese (Season 25 Episode 25)
    Season 25 Episode 25:

    Classic Bolognese Pasta -- Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese

    Lasagna verdi alla Bolognese; lasagna spinach noodles; Bologna-style ragu; besciamella sauce; tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - In the Kitchen With Mom -- In Cucina con la Mamma (Season 25 Episode 24)
    Season 25 Episode 24:

    In the Kitchen With Mom -- In Cucina con la Mamma

    Homemade pasta topped with walnut sauce; broccoli salad; nut roll.

  • Ciao Italia - Altamura, the City of Bread -- Altamura, la Citta del Pane (Season 25 Episode 23)
    Season 25 Episode 23:

    Altamura, the City of Bread -- Altamura, la Citta del Pane

    A tour of the DiGesĂș family bakery in Altamura, Italy, where classic breads bake in a 100 year-old wood-fired oven.

  • Ciao Italia - Lina's Cooking -- La Cena di Lina (Season 25 Episode 22)
    Season 25 Episode 22:

    Lina's Cooking -- La Cena di Lina

    Two antipasti; deep-fried onions and fried peppers; leg of lamb; potatoes with lamb chops; ricotta tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Handmade Pasta -- Pasta Fatta a Mano (Season 25 Episode 21)
    Season 25 Episode 21:

    Handmade Pasta -- Pasta Fatta a Mano

    Orecchiette with broccoli rabe; orecchiette with cauliflower.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With Red Wine -- Cucinando con Vino Rosso (Season 25 Episode 20)
    Season 25 Episode 20:

    Cooking With Red Wine -- Cucinando con Vino Rosso

    Penne with wine; chicken with olives; red wine cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Homemade Pizza -- Pizza Casalinga (Season 25 Episode 19)
    Season 25 Episode 19:

    Homemade Pizza -- Pizza Casalinga

    Pizza Margherita; escarole pizza; pizza napoletana; pizzas made with potatoes, broccoli and tuna in a wood-fired oven.

  • Ciao Italia - Sunday Dinner -- La Cena di Domenica (Season 25 Episode 18)
    Season 25 Episode 18:

    Sunday Dinner -- La Cena di Domenica

    Orecchiette coated with a Benevento-style ragu sauce; stuffed meat rolls; lamb; desserts.

  • Ciao Italia - Handmade Pastas -- Cicatelli e Fusilli (Season 25 Episode 17)
    Season 25 Episode 17:

    Handmade Pastas -- Cicatelli e Fusilli

    Two chefs prepare homemade, handmade pastas -- cicatelli and fusilli -- and two tomato sauces to go with them.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With Balsamic Vinegar -- Cucinando con Aceto Balsamico (Season 25 Episode 16)
    Season 25 Episode 16:

    Cooking With Balsamic Vinegar -- Cucinando con Aceto Balsamico

    Omelet with onions and a salad with 50-year-old balsamic vinegar.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With Wine -- Cucinando con il Vino (Season 25 Episode 15)
    Season 25 Episode 15:

    Cooking With Wine -- Cucinando con il Vino

    Tuscan pici, a hand-rolled thick spaghetti-style pasta; poor sauce made from toasted breadcrumbs, olive oil, tomatoes and garlic; venison stew.

  • Ciao Italia - Porchetta (Season 25 Episode 14)
    Season 25 Episode 14:

    Porchetta

    Tuscan rolled pork roast with pan-fried potatoes; sweet pork sausage with grapes.

  • Ciao Italia - Tuscan Supper -- La Cena Toscana (Season 25 Episode 13)
    Season 25 Episode 13:

    Tuscan Supper -- La Cena Toscana

    Steak Florentine-style; chicken under a brick; vegetable medley.

  • Ciao Italia - Homemade Pasta -- Cucinando con Graziella e Gaetana (Season 25 Episode 12)
    Season 25 Episode 12:

    Homemade Pasta -- Cucinando con Graziella e Gaetana

    Wild boar stew; tagliatelle with ragu sauce; pappardelle with mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Eat Beans! -- Mangare Fagioli! (Season 25 Episode 11)
    Season 25 Episode 11:

    Eat Beans! -- Mangare Fagioli!

    Pasta and beans; beans in a pot; crostini topping made with escarole; soup of the Lombards.

  • Ciao Italia - Festival of the Candles -- La Festa dei Ceri (Season 25 Episode 10)
    Season 25 Episode 10:

    Festival of the Candles -- La Festa dei Ceri

    The oldest festival in Italy, in the medieval town of Gubbio, features food and music; traditional cheese bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Sunday -- La Domenica (Season 25 Episode 9)
    Season 25 Episode 9:

    Sunday -- La Domenica

    A Sunday dinner features meat cappelletti.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciaramicola (Season 25 Episode 8)
    Season 25 Episode 8:

    Ciaramicola

    Ciaramicola, an Easter Sunday bread with Alchermes-laced meringue is covered with colored sprinkles.

  • Ciao Italia - Squash Gnocchi -- Gnocchi di Zucca Gialla (Season 25 Episode 7)
    Season 25 Episode 7:

    Squash Gnocchi -- Gnocchi di Zucca Gialla

    Gnocchi with prunes; squash gnocchi.

  • Ciao Italia - Beans and Lentils -- Fagioli e Lenticchie (Season 25 Episode 6)
    Season 25 Episode 6:

    Beans and Lentils -- Fagioli e Lenticchie

    Chickpea and farro salad; farro soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Mushrooms for Ravioli -- Funghi Freschi per Ravioli (Season 25 Episode 5)
    Season 25 Episode 5:

    Mushrooms for Ravioli -- Funghi Freschi per Ravioli

    An elegant first course ravioli dish with fresh mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Aristocratic Pasta -- Pasta Aristocratica (Season 25 Episode 4)
    Season 25 Episode 4:

    Aristocratic Pasta -- Pasta Aristocratica

    Two traditional molded pasta dishes featuring the same ingredients used hundreds of years ago.

  • Ciao Italia - Wedding Cake -- Torta Nunziale (Season 25 Episode 3)
    Season 25 Episode 3:

    Wedding Cake -- Torta Nunziale

    An Italian wedding "cookie cake" features biscotti piled high and topped with ribbons, and miniature cream-filled tarts.

  • Ciao Italia - A Sicilian Meal -- Un Pasto Siciliano (Season 25 Episode 2)
    Season 25 Episode 2:

    A Sicilian Meal -- Un Pasto Siciliano

    Sicilian pasta with sardines and other Sicilian specialties including swordfish.

  • Ciao Italia - Recipes of the Mind -- Le Ricette della Mente (Season 25 Episode 1)
    Season 25 Episode 1:

    Recipes of the Mind -- Le Ricette della Mente

    Two Old World recipes of the mind include pepper rolls and pumpkin bread.

  • Ciao Italia - The Best Cocktails and Snacks; Ottimi Cocktails e Stuzzichini (Season 24 Episode 26)
    Season 24 Episode 26:

    The Best Cocktails and Snacks; Ottimi Cocktails e Stuzzichini

    Modern day versions of Italian favorites include sambuca citron martini, frico and other antipasti.

  • Ciao Italia - Strawberries and Raspberries for Dessert; Fragole e Lamponi per Dessert (Season 24 Episode 25)
    Season 24 Episode 25:

    Strawberries and Raspberries for Dessert; Fragole e Lamponi per Dessert

    Italian custard; little raspberry thyme tarts.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking at the Barilla Academy; Cucinando all'Academia Barilla (Season 24 Episode 24)
    Season 24 Episode 24:

    Cooking at the Barilla Academy; Cucinando all'Academia Barilla

    Veal cutlets stuffed with artichokes; green lasagna Bolognese with ragu sauce; stuffed, oven-baked zucchini; almond snake cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Frittata Party; Una Festa della Frittata (Season 24 Episode 23)
    Season 24 Episode 23:

    Frittata Party; Una Festa della Frittata

    Neapolitan-style frittata; mini-baked frittata with greens and beans.

  • Ciao Italia - Piedmont Food: Easy, Elegant and Classic; Il Cibo Piemontese: Facile, Elegante, Classico (Season 24 Episode 22)
    Season 24 Episode 22:

    Piedmont Food: Easy, Elegant and Classic; Il Cibo Piemontese: Facile, Elegante, Classico

    Piedmont-style asparagus; croquettes; risotto with mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Piedmont Party; Festa Piemontese (Season 24 Episode 21)
    Season 24 Episode 21:

    Piedmont Party; Festa Piemontese

    Stradette, a cornmeal based pasta topped with a leek sauce; roasted capon; pears in Barolo wine.

  • Ciao Italia - All About Burrata; Tutto su Burrata (Season 24 Episode 20)
    Season 24 Episode 20:

    All About Burrata; Tutto su Burrata

    Mozzarella stuffed with stracciatella; Neapolitan stack with roasted eggplant, tomato and burrata; roasted asparagus with burrata.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Pellegrino Artusi-style; Cucinando come Pellegrino Artusi (Season 24 Episode 19)
    Season 24 Episode 19:

    Cooking Pellegrino Artusi-style; Cucinando come Pellegrino Artusi

    Cappelletti in capon broth; piadina; whipped mortadella; lenten spinach; English soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Little Bites; Stuzzichini (Season 24 Episode 18)
    Season 24 Episode 18:

    Little Bites; Stuzzichini

    Celery stuffed with cheese and hazelnuts; anchovy stuffed cherry tomatoes; zucchini meatballs.

  • Ciao Italia - Give Me Rice; Dammi il Riso (Season 24 Episode 17)
    Season 24 Episode 17:

    Give Me Rice; Dammi il Riso

    Porcini mushrooms and mozzarella cheese rolled into rice balls covered in bread crumbs and topped with spicy hot tomato sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Piedmont Cheese; Formaggi Piemontesi (Season 24 Episode 16)
    Season 24 Episode 16:

    Piedmont Cheese; Formaggi Piemontesi

    Meat- and cheese-filled cannelloni.

  • Ciao Italia - Would You Like a Bowl of Soup?; Vorebbe Una Ciotola della Minestra (Season 24 Episode 15)
    Season 24 Episode 15:

    Would You Like a Bowl of Soup?; Vorebbe Una Ciotola della Minestra

    Cream of carrot and potato soup; swordfish minestrone.

  • Ciao Italia - Candy Wrapper Pasta; La Pasta di Caramelle (Season 24 Episode 14)
    Season 24 Episode 14:

    Candy Wrapper Pasta; La Pasta di Caramelle

    Caramelle pasta, filled with ricotta cheese, prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Bigne! (Season 24 Episode 13)
    Season 24 Episode 13:

    Bigne!

    Cream puffs with chef Wilhelm Wanders.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic and New Salads; L'insalate Classiche e Nuove (Season 24 Episode 12)
    Season 24 Episode 12:

    Classic and New Salads; L'insalate Classiche e Nuove

    Poached salmon salad; roasted kale salad; Italian agretti salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Shrimp Two Ways; Due Modi di Gamberi (Season 24 Episode 11)
    Season 24 Episode 11:

    Shrimp Two Ways; Due Modi di Gamberi

    Shrimp fra diavolo; shrimp on sand with marinated vegetables.

  • Ciao Italia - Piedmont Veggies; Le Verdure alla Piemontese (Season 24 Episode 10)
    Season 24 Episode 10:

    Piedmont Veggies; Le Verdure alla Piemontese

    Creamy carrot and cauliflower soup; stuffed cabbage rolls; Piedmont savory custard.

  • Ciao Italia - A Day Without Pasta? Never!; Una Giornata Senza la Pasta? Mai! (Season 24 Episode 9)
    Season 24 Episode 9:

    A Day Without Pasta? Never!; Una Giornata Senza la Pasta? Mai!

    Gluten-free pasta with mushroom and prosciutto di Parma ragu; slow cook lasagna.

  • Ciao Italia - Who Wants Prosciutto di San Danielle?; Chi Vuole Prosciutto di San Daniele? (Season 24 Episode 8)
    Season 24 Episode 8:

    Who Wants Prosciutto di San Danielle?; Chi Vuole Prosciutto di San Daniele?

    Prosciutto San Daniele roll-ups; parmesan cheese pudding; prosciutto di San Daniele salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Gubana and Colomba; Gubana e Colomba (Season 24 Episode 7)
    Season 24 Episode 7:

    Gubana and Colomba; Gubana e Colomba

    Gubana, a cross between bread and cake, filled with chocolate, raisins and orange zest; dove-shaped colomba.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Piedmont Antipasti; Antipasti alla Piemontese (Season 24 Episode 6)
    Season 24 Episode 6:

    Classic Piedmont Antipasti; Antipasti alla Piemontese

    Little ricotta cheese balls; peppers Castellana style; bowl of vegetables for dipping in extra virgin olive oil.

  • Ciao Italia - Eat Legumes; Mangiate i Legumi (Season 24 Episode 5)
    Season 24 Episode 5:

    Eat Legumes; Mangiate i Legumi

    Straccetti with cannellini beans; chickpea salad with prosciutto di parma, olives and thyme.

  • Ciao Italia - The Art of the Artichoke; L'arte del Carciofo (Season 24 Episode 4)
    Season 24 Episode 4:

    The Art of the Artichoke; L'arte del Carciofo

    Puff pastry artichoke tart; risotto with artichokes.

  • Ciao Italia - And the Winner Is ... (Season 24 Episode 3)
    Season 24 Episode 3:

    And the Winner Is ...

    Seared tuna topped with fennel and arugula and caper lemon sauce; pappardelle with ragu.

  • Ciao Italia - Focaccia Recco-Style; Focaccia di Recco (Season 24 Episode 2)
    Season 24 Episode 2:

    Focaccia Recco-Style; Focaccia di Recco

    Focaccia di Recco, street foods with crispy outsides and creamy, cheese-filled insides.

  • Ciao Italia - Chicken Never Tasted So Good; Pollo Mai Assaggiato Cosi Buono (Season 24 Episode 1)
    Season 24 Episode 1:

    Chicken Never Tasted So Good; Pollo Mai Assaggiato Cosi Buono

    Chicken and cauliflower lasagna; Burano-style chicken.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking of Liguria; La Cucina Ligure (Season 23 Episode 26)
    Season 23 Episode 26:

    Cooking of Liguria; La Cucina Ligure

    Corzetti pasta; pesto-based minestrone; red wine-infused rabbit; jam-filled tarts from Rapallo, Italy, called gobelletti.

  • Ciao Italia - From the Sea; Del Mare (Season 23 Episode 25)
    Season 23 Episode 25:

    From the Sea; Del Mare

    Grilled swordfish skewers; Amalfi-style shrimp.

  • Ciao Italia - Snacks; Le Merende (Season 23 Episode 24)
    Season 23 Episode 24:

    Snacks; Le Merende

    Biscotti di Parmigiano-Reggiano; panini napoletani.

  • Ciao Italia - From Guy's Garden; Dell'Orto di Gaetano (Season 23 Episode 23)
    Season 23 Episode 23:

    From Guy's Garden; Dell'Orto di Gaetano

    Red pepper torte with pepper sauce; sweet peppers with garlic and mint; red pepper spread.

  • Ciao Italia - Real Neapolitan Pizza; La Verace Pizza Napoletana (Season 23 Episode 22)
    Season 23 Episode 22:

    Real Neapolitan Pizza; La Verace Pizza Napoletana

    Pizza Margherita classico; pizza Margherita moderna; pizza napoletana marinara; pizza allo genaro nasti.

  • Ciao Italia - Little Cheese Plates; Piattini del Formaggio (Season 23 Episode 21)
    Season 23 Episode 21:

    Little Cheese Plates; Piattini del Formaggio

    Little cheese plates; little cheese balls; tuna and eggs; spinach sfogliatelle; asiago quenelles.

  • Ciao Italia - Pears and Pistachios; Pere e Pistacchi (Season 23 Episode 20)
    Season 23 Episode 20:

    Pears and Pistachios; Pere e Pistacchi

    Pear and apple tart; pistachio tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Organic Pasta; Pasta Organico (Season 23 Episode 19)
    Season 23 Episode 19:

    Organic Pasta; Pasta Organico

    Lobster-filled ravioli; gluten free fettuccine with basil pesto.

  • Ciao Italia - Seafood Feast; La Festa di Frutti di Mare (Season 23 Episode 18)
    Season 23 Episode 18:

    Seafood Feast; La Festa di Frutti di Mare

    Sicilian mussel soup; scallops in vinaigrette; Vasto-style clams.

  • Ciao Italia - All About Farro; Tutto del Farro (Season 23 Episode 17)
    Season 23 Episode 17:

    All About Farro; Tutto del Farro

    Farro crespelle; farro casserole; farro meatballs.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta Roman Style; Pasta alla Romana (Season 23 Episode 16)
    Season 23 Episode 16:

    Pasta Roman Style; Pasta alla Romana

    Pasta alla gricia; Roman-style pasta; pasta all'amatriciana.

  • Ciao Italia - Sandwiches for Little Easter; Panini per Pasquetta (Season 23 Episode 15)
    Season 23 Episode 15:

    Sandwiches for Little Easter; Panini per Pasquetta

    Panini; frittata sandwich; Little Easter sandwich.

  • Ciao Italia - Three(Creamy) Soups; Tre Zuppe Cremose (Season 23 Episode 14)
    Season 23 Episode 14:

    Three(Creamy) Soups; Tre Zuppe Cremose

    Cream of cauliflower soup; creamy mushroom soup; creamy leek, carrot and potato soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Let's Make Dinner; Facciamo la Cena (Season 23 Episode 13)
    Season 23 Episode 13:

    Let's Make Dinner; Facciamo la Cena

    Stuffed pork tenderloin; roasted squash with hazelnuts and sage sauce; raspberry mascarpone budino pudding.

  • Ciao Italia - Lombardy Cooking; La Cucina Lombarda (Season 23 Episode 12)
    Season 23 Episode 12:

    Lombardy Cooking; La Cucina Lombarda

    Osso buco with gremolata sauce; buckwheat pasta; baked radicchio and gorgonzola cheese; cornmeal cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta as You Like It; Pasta a Piacere (Season 23 Episode 11)
    Season 23 Episode 11:

    Pasta as You Like It; Pasta a Piacere

    Penne with cauliflower ragu; fettuccine with arugula pesto; pasta with fried zucchini.

  • Ciao Italia - Taste of Sicily; Sapore di Sicilia (Season 23 Episode 10)
    Season 23 Episode 10:

    Taste of Sicily; Sapore di Sicilia

    Sicilian-style baked pasta casserole with pork ragu, peas and tomato sauce blended together in a bechamel sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Polenta With Vegetables; Polenta con le Verdure (Season 23 Episode 9)
    Season 23 Episode 9:

    Polenta With Vegetables; Polenta con le Verdure

    Chicory tart with onions, Umbrian-style; eggplant stew with polenta squares.

  • Ciao Italia - What Figs!; Che Fichi! (Season 23 Episode 8)
    Season 23 Episode 8:

    What Figs!; Che Fichi!

    Fig and prosciutto pizza; figs with whipped cream; amaretti-stuffed figs.

  • Ciao Italia - Italian Cooking Lessons; Lezioni di Cucina Italiana (Season 23 Episode 7)
    Season 23 Episode 7:

    Italian Cooking Lessons; Lezioni di Cucina Italiana

    Sweet potato gnocchi; chicken cutlets in white wine; chiffon cake with lime curd.

  • Ciao Italia - Give Me Scallops!; Dammi Cappesante! (Season 23 Episode 6)
    Season 23 Episode 6:

    Give Me Scallops!; Dammi Cappesante!

    Jumbo sea scallops in shells; scallops with spinach.

  • Ciao Italia - Homemade Ricotta; Ricotta Fatta in Casa (Season 23 Episode 5)
    Season 23 Episode 5:

    Homemade Ricotta; Ricotta Fatta in Casa

    Roasted pineapple with ricotta cream filled with pistachios; ricotta-stuffed cherry tomatoes.

  • Ciao Italia - Tasty and Easy Chicken; Pollo Saporito e Facile (Season 23 Episode 4)
    Season 23 Episode 4:

    Tasty and Easy Chicken; Pollo Saporito e Facile

    Chicken thighs in beer; chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and gorgonzola.

  • Ciao Italia - Eat Salads!; Mangiate Insalate (Season 23 Episode 3)
    Season 23 Episode 3:

    Eat Salads!; Mangiate Insalate

    Bulgur salad; cauliflower and broccoli salad; radicchio salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Sweet Things; Cose Dolci (Season 23 Episode 2)
    Season 23 Episode 2:

    Sweet Things; Cose Dolci

    Torta margherita alla crema di caffe; chocolate mousse.

  • Ciao Italia - Fresh Fruit, So Good; La Frutta Fresca, Buonissima (Season 23 Episode 1)
    Season 23 Episode 1:

    Fresh Fruit, So Good; La Frutta Fresca, Buonissima

    Yogurt and apricots; pears in marsala sauce; watermelon and feta cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - More Umbrian Cooking; Piu Cucina Umbra (Season 22 Episode 26)
    Season 22 Episode 26:

    More Umbrian Cooking; Piu Cucina Umbra

    Cappelletti in brodo; lentils with leeks and sausage; spinach-filled torta al testo; rolled, stuffed pork; fruit tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Cheeses; Formaggi (Season 22 Episode 25)
    Season 22 Episode 25:

    Cheeses; Formaggi

    Four-cheese pizza; pan-fried frico; grana padano cheese basket with basil oil infusion.

  • Ciao Italia - Cauliflower; Broccolo (Season 22 Episode 24)
    Season 22 Episode 24:

    Cauliflower; Broccolo

    Creamy cauliflower baked in a mold; broccoli and pasta.

  • Ciao Italia - Company Dinner; La Cena per gli Ospiti (Season 22 Episode 23)
    Season 22 Episode 23:

    Company Dinner; La Cena per gli Ospiti

    Chickpea flatbread; marinated lamb shoulder chops with mint sauce; buttermilk panna cotta with a dessert wine.

  • Ciao Italia - Antipasto Favorites; Antipasti Favoriti (Season 22 Episode 22)
    Season 22 Episode 22:

    Antipasto Favorites; Antipasti Favoriti

    Chickpea meatballs; marinated shrimp and cannellini beans; pizza anitpasti.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking for Friends; Cucinando per gli Amici (Season 22 Episode 21)
    Season 22 Episode 21:

    Cooking for Friends; Cucinando per gli Amici

    Ricotta gnocchi with rape and pignola nut sauce; stuffed breast of veal with fontina cheese polenta and wild mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Chicken; Pollo (Season 22 Episode 20)
    Season 22 Episode 20:

    Chicken; Pollo

    Chicken with wine and grapes; chicken and fontina casserole; chicken cutlets stuffed with ham and herbs.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With Herbs; Cucinando con le Herbe (Season 22 Episode 19)
    Season 22 Episode 19:

    Cooking With Herbs; Cucinando con le Herbe

    Halibut in lemon sauce; baked fennel in white sauce with cream and herb-flavored crumbs; green focaccia.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking School for School! La Scuola di Cucina per Tutti (Season 22 Episode 18)
    Season 22 Episode 18:

    Cooking School for School! La Scuola di Cucina per Tutti

    Farfalle; cuccidati, a tart cookie with a lemony frosting.

  • Ciao Italia - Something Sweet; Qualcosa di Dolce (Season 22 Episode 17)
    Season 22 Episode 17:

    Something Sweet; Qualcosa di Dolce

    Lady fingers dipped in wine, with coffee and vanilla ice cream; ricotta pudding.

  • Ciao Italia - Bread and Little Bellies; Pane e Panzerotti (Season 22 Episode 16)
    Season 22 Episode 16:

    Bread and Little Bellies; Pane e Panzerotti

    Sicilian bread; deep-fried little bellies of dough stuffed with prosciutto di San Daniele, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Mom's Cookies; Biscotti della Mamma (Season 22 Episode 15)
    Season 22 Episode 15:

    Mom's Cookies; Biscotti della Mamma

    Dried cherry, cranberry and pistachio nut shortbread cookies; date nut bars; Ligurian tea cookies.

  • Ciao Italia - Pugliese Pasta; La Pasta Pugliese (Season 22 Episode 14)
    Season 22 Episode 14:

    Pugliese Pasta; La Pasta Pugliese

    Cavatelli with prosciutto di parma and fava bean sauce; stracnar with lamb ragu.

  • Ciao Italia - Clams; Le Vongole (Season 22 Episode 13)
    Season 22 Episode 13:

    Clams; Le Vongole

    Spaghetti with clams; clams minestrone.

  • Ciao Italia - Umbrian Cooking; La Cucina Umbra (Season 22 Episode 12)
    Season 22 Episode 12:

    Umbrian Cooking; La Cucina Umbra

    Strangozzi pasta spoleto-style; stuffed guinea fowl; farro with vegetables; crescionda.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With the Chef; Cucinando con lo Chef (Season 22 Episode 11)
    Season 22 Episode 11:

    Cooking With the Chef; Cucinando con lo Chef

    Ricotta and parmesan cheese eggplant rollatini; Neapolitan-style stuffed red peppers.

  • Ciao Italia - Special Pasta; Pasta Speciale (Season 22 Episode 10)
    Season 22 Episode 10:

    Special Pasta; Pasta Speciale

    Garganelli with a prosciutto di parma and cream sauce; passatelli in chicken broth.

  • Ciao Italia - Vegetable Casseroles; Casseruole Delle Verdure (Season 22 Episode 9)
    Season 22 Episode 9:

    Vegetable Casseroles; Casseruole Delle Verdure

    Chunky vegetarian vegetable stew; baked leeks in white sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Abruzzi Style; La Cucina Abruzzese (Season 22 Episode 8)
    Season 22 Episode 8:

    Cooking Abruzzi Style; La Cucina Abruzzese

    Spaghetti, saffron and asparagus; roast lamb with rosemary; gelato and espresso dessert called affogato.

  • Ciao Italia - Gourmet Vegetables; Le Verdure del Buongustaio (Season 22 Episode 7)
    Season 22 Episode 7:

    Gourmet Vegetables; Le Verdure del Buongustaio

    Stuffed Swiss chard, mushrooms, grilled ramps, prosciutto di San Daniele and gorgonzola; onions and peppers Molise-style.

  • Ciao Italia - Exquisite Cakes; Le Torte Squisite (Season 22 Episode 6)
    Season 22 Episode 6:

    Exquisite Cakes; Le Torte Squisite

    Upside-down peach tart; ricotta cheesecake in amaretti cookie crust.

  • Ciao Italia - Festival of the Seven Fishes; La Festa dei Sette Pesci (Season 22 Episode 5)
    Season 22 Episode 5:

    Festival of the Seven Fishes; La Festa dei Sette Pesci

    Baccala; skillet fried shrimp; tuna, smelt, swordfish, calamari and clams.

  • Ciao Italia - Delicious Sauces; Le Salse Deliziose (Season 22 Episode 4)
    Season 22 Episode 4:

    Delicious Sauces; Le Salse Deliziose

    Oven-baked beef shin tomato ragu over short cut pasta; ricotta cheese sauce; Sicilian lemon and olive oil sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Healthy Eating; Cibo per la Salute (Season 22 Episode 3)
    Season 22 Episode 3:

    Healthy Eating; Cibo per la Salute

    Chicken cacciatore; fennel, avocado and orange salad; low-fat yogurt sundae.

  • Ciao Italia - More Than Pizza; Piu' della Pizza (Season 22 Episode 2)
    Season 22 Episode 2:

    More Than Pizza; Piu' della Pizza

    Spinach and cheese tart in a pumpkin seed crust; pepperoni pizza pretzels.

  • Ciao Italia - Eggplant; Melanzane (Season 22 Episode 1)
    Season 22 Episode 1:

    Eggplant; Melanzane

    Couscous with eggplant; whole wheat pizza with grilled eggplant.

  • Ciao Italia - Pizza on the Grill; Pizza alla Griglia (Season 21 Episode 26)
    Season 21 Episode 26:

    Pizza on the Grill; Pizza alla Griglia

    Roasted vegetable pizza topped with zucchini, eggplant, squash and red onions; mini-dessert pizza topped with honey, mint and sliced apricots.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Like Pellegrino Artusi; Cucinando Come Pellegrino Artusi (Season 21 Episode 25)
    Season 21 Episode 25:

    Cooking Like Pellegrino Artusi; Cucinando Come Pellegrino Artusi

    A classic flatbread, piadina; stuffed veal rolls.

  • Ciao Italia - $20.00 Dinner; Venti Dollari Per La Cena (Season 21 Episode 24)
    Season 21 Episode 24:

    $20.00 Dinner; Venti Dollari Per La Cena

    Farfalle with gorgonzola sauce; oven-roasted pork loin with apples; mixed salad; orange-flavored granita.

  • Ciao Italia - Sicilian Pizza; Sfincione (Season 21 Episode 23)
    Season 21 Episode 23:

    Sicilian Pizza; Sfincione

    Flatbread with sardines, scamorza, tomato sauce and topped with bread crumbs; pizza with artichoke hearts and salted ricotta cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Tuscan Dishes; Piatti Classici Toscani (Season 21 Episode 22)
    Season 21 Episode 22:

    Classic Tuscan Dishes; Piatti Classici Toscani

    Pappardelle with rabbit, mushrooms and wine; bird-style beans; salted pizza bites; apple cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Bolognese Pasta; Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese (Season 21 Episode 21)
    Season 21 Episode 21:

    Classic Bolognese Pasta; Lasagne Verdi alla Bolognese

    Lasagna verdi alla Bolognese; lasagna spinach noodles; Bologna-style ragu; bechamel sauce; tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Handmade Fresh Cheese; Formaggio Fresco Fatto o Mano (Season 21 Episode 20)
    Season 21 Episode 20:

    Handmade Fresh Cheese; Formaggio Fresco Fatto o Mano

    Burrata with roasted asparagus; scamorza cheese casserole; telephone wires; whipped ricotta parfait with cherries.

  • Ciao Italia - Who Wants Pizza?; Chi Vuole Pizza? (Season 21 Episode 19)
    Season 21 Episode 19:

    Who Wants Pizza?; Chi Vuole Pizza?

    Gourmet pizza with sweet caramelized onions, dried fig paste and gorgonzola cheese; focaccine antipasto.

  • Ciao Italia - Fresh Ricotta; Ricotta Fresca (Season 21 Episode 18)
    Season 21 Episode 18:

    Fresh Ricotta; Ricotta Fresca

    Pizza carnevale features ricotta and mozzarella; orange-flavored ricotta cheesecake.

  • Ciao Italia - Five Ingredient Favorites; Cinque Ingredienti Favoriti (Season 21 Episode 17)
    Season 21 Episode 17:

    Five Ingredient Favorites; Cinque Ingredienti Favoriti

    Chicken with lemon and herbs; steak with caper sauce; stuffed portobello mushroom quiche.

  • Ciao Italia - Everyone Loves Italian Food; Tutti Amano i Cibi Italiani (Season 21 Episode 16)
    Season 21 Episode 16:

    Everyone Loves Italian Food; Tutti Amano i Cibi Italiani

    Farro with sausage and mushrooms; whole wheat spaghetti with roasted vegetables.

  • Ciao Italia - Gourmet Fish; Pesce di Bungustao (Season 21 Episode 15)
    Season 21 Episode 15:

    Gourmet Fish; Pesce di Bungustao

    Braised halibut with saffron, fennel, tomatoes and mussels; stuffed flounder with spinach, carrot and ginger.

  • Ciao Italia - Whole Wheat Pizza; Pizza Integrale (Season 21 Episode 14)
    Season 21 Episode 14:

    Whole Wheat Pizza; Pizza Integrale

    Calzones filled with ricotta cheese and provolone; whole wheat pizza with olives and cheese; greens salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Shrimp and Gamberoni; Scampi e Gamberoni (Season 21 Episode 13)
    Season 21 Episode 13:

    Shrimp and Gamberoni; Scampi e Gamberoni

    Pan-fried prawns antipasto served over breadcrumb-crusted tomato slices; quinoa and pan-cooked shrimp; roasted prawns oregenata.

  • Ciao Italia - Roast Pork, Tuscan Style; Arista! (Season 21 Episode 12)
    Season 21 Episode 12:

    Roast Pork, Tuscan Style; Arista!

    Tuscan black cabbage soup; roast pork, Tuscan-style; sauteed mushrooms; zucchini tart; biscotti di Prato.

  • Ciao Italia - Exquisite Plums; Susine Squisite (Season 21 Episode 11)
    Season 21 Episode 11:

    Exquisite Plums; Susine Squisite

    Fresh plum tart topped with sliced prunes; dried prune cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Pasta of Liguria; La Pasta Classica de Liguria (Season 21 Episode 10)
    Season 21 Episode 10:

    Classic Pasta of Liguria; La Pasta Classica de Liguria

    Pasta wafers in a garlic and olive oil sauce; almond-stuffed ravioli in a butter sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Mushroom Fantasy; Una Fantasia dei Funghi (Season 21 Episode 9)
    Season 21 Episode 9:

    Mushroom Fantasy; Una Fantasia dei Funghi

    Pasta with mushroom sauce; white polenta with mushrooms and peppers; baked mushroom frittata.

  • Ciao Italia - Have a Cookie; Avere un Biscotto (Season 21 Episode 8)
    Season 21 Episode 8:

    Have a Cookie; Avere un Biscotto

    Orange-scented madeleines; little hazelnut cookies.

  • Ciao Italia - Different Pizzas; Pizze Diversi (Season 21 Episode 7)
    Season 21 Episode 7:

    Different Pizzas; Pizze Diversi

    Country-style rustic pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - Macaroni; Maccheroni (Season 21 Episode 6)
    Season 21 Episode 6:

    Macaroni; Maccheroni

    Baked ziti; baked macaroni and cheese mini-macs.

  • Ciao Italia - St. Anthony's Feast; La Festa Di San Antonio (Season 21 Episode 5)
    Season 21 Episode 5:

    St. Anthony's Feast; La Festa Di San Antonio

    Italian festival food at Boston's St. Anthony's Feast; linguine with pistachio mint pesto and tuna.

  • Ciao Italia - Onions Make the Meal; Le Cipolle Fanno il Pasto (Season 21 Episode 4)
    Season 21 Episode 4:

    Onions Make the Meal; Le Cipolle Fanno il Pasto

    Onion tart; Neapolitan-style onions with whole cloves.

  • Ciao Italia - Pizza on Parade; Una Parata della Pizza (Season 21 Episode 3)
    Season 21 Episode 3:

    Pizza on Parade; Una Parata della Pizza

    Asparagus, sausage and peppers pizza; prosciutto and pine nut pizza; sun-dried tomato and cheese pizza; mixed mushroom pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - White Asparagus; Asparagi Bianchi (Season 21 Episode 2)
    Season 21 Episode 2:

    White Asparagus; Asparagi Bianchi

    Cream of asparagus soup; white asparagus salad; asparagus topped with a buttery egg sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Lamb Roman Style; Abbacchio alla Romana (Season 21 Episode 1)
    Season 21 Episode 1:

    Lamb Roman Style; Abbacchio alla Romana

    Marinated leg of lamb; Roman-style artichokes; potato casserole.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With Friends in Amalfi; Cucinando Con Gli Amici in Amalfi (Season 20 Episode 26)
    Season 20 Episode 26:

    Cooking With Friends in Amalfi; Cucinando Con Gli Amici in Amalfi

    Scallops in vinaigrette; sea bass with orange sauce; mushroom salad and hazelnut; chocolate and banana tartlets.

  • Ciao Italia - Cookie Favorites; Biscotti Favoriti (Season 20 Episode 25)
    Season 20 Episode 25:

    Cookie Favorites; Biscotti Favoriti

    Maddalena raspberry cookies; almond crisps.

  • Ciao Italia - Neapolitan Pasta; Scialatielli (Season 20 Episode 24)
    Season 20 Episode 24:

    Neapolitan Pasta; Scialatielli

    Scialatielli, a linguine-like pasta, with tomato and clam sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Want Chickpeas?; Chi Vuole Ceci? (Season 20 Episode 23)
    Season 20 Episode 23:

    Want Chickpeas?; Chi Vuole Ceci?

    Chickpea salad with black olives; chickpea and pasta soup; chickpea meatballs.

  • Ciao Italia - Earth and Sea; Terra e Mare (Season 20 Episode 22)
    Season 20 Episode 22:

    Earth and Sea; Terra e Mare

    Baked fish and potatoes; beefsteak with mushrooms and lemon.

  • Ciao Italia - Congratulations!; Congratulazione! (Season 20 Episode 21)
    Season 20 Episode 21:

    Congratulations!; Congratulazione!

    Black pepper fettuccine; beef stew with roasted vegetables; stuffed Swiss chard; fig and grape cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Nonna Galasso's Neapolitan Easter Bread; Casatiello alla Nonna Galasso (Season 20 Episode 20)
    Season 20 Episode 20:

    Nonna Galasso's Neapolitan Easter Bread; Casatiello alla Nonna Galasso

    Neapolitan Easter bread, stuffed with mortadella and provolone.

  • Ciao Italia - Perfect Paccheri; Paccheri Perfetti (Season 20 Episode 19)
    Season 20 Episode 19:

    Perfect Paccheri; Paccheri Perfetti

    Paccheri with shrimp; paccheri with mushroom sauce; paccheri with sun-dried tomatoes.

  • Ciao Italia - Eat Cardoons!; Mangiate Cardi! (Season 20 Episode 18)
    Season 20 Episode 18:

    Eat Cardoons!; Mangiate Cardi!

    Fried cardoons; twice-cooked cardoons.

  • Ciao Italia - In Campania With Students; In Campagna Studenti (Season 20 Episode 17)
    Season 20 Episode 17:

    In Campania With Students; In Campagna Studenti

    Cheese-filled ravioli; stuffed, rolled beef; seafood salad; chocolate almond cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Calzones!; Canzoni! (Season 20 Episode 16)
    Season 20 Episode 16:

    Calzones!; Canzoni!

    Wild mushroom whole wheat calzone; summer vegetable calzone; pork-filled calzone.

  • Ciao Italia - Festival!; La Festa (Season 20 Episode 15)
    Season 20 Episode 15:

    Festival!; La Festa

    Traditional Italian pastries at Tripoli Bakery; crispelli.

  • Ciao Italia - Meatballs? You Bet!; Polpettone? Ma Certo! (Season 20 Episode 14)
    Season 20 Episode 14:

    Meatballs? You Bet!; Polpettone? Ma Certo!

    Italian meatloaf; meatball soup with lemon.

  • Ciao Italia - Tuna!; Tonno! (Season 20 Episode 13)
    Season 20 Episode 13:

    Tuna!; Tonno!

    Chopped tuna tartar; tuna with herbs; sweet-and-sour tuna; tuna carpaccio Esposito.

  • Ciao Italia - Only Five Ingredients; Solo Cinque Ingredienti (Season 20 Episode 12)
    Season 20 Episode 12:

    Only Five Ingredients; Solo Cinque Ingredienti

    Lamb shoulder chops in white wine; pan-cooked fennel; escarole salad; orange and fennel salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Zucchini; La Zucca! (Season 20 Episode 11)
    Season 20 Episode 11:

    Zucchini; La Zucca!

    Ricotta cheese and zucchini gnocchi; potato, zucchini and cheese tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Before Anything, the Antipasti; Prima di Tutto gli Antipasti (Season 20 Episode 10)
    Season 20 Episode 10:

    Before Anything, the Antipasti; Prima di Tutto gli Antipasti

    Artichoke and cheese crostini; marinated salmon trout; fried mozzarella balls; melted scamorza.

  • Ciao Italia - Carrots! What a Surprise!; Carote! Che Sorpresa! (Season 20 Episode 9)
    Season 20 Episode 9:

    Carrots! What a Surprise!; Carote! Che Sorpresa!

    Carrot salad with sweet red peppers; pureed leek, potato and carrot soup; carrots in vermouth.

  • Ciao Italia - The Cooking of Campania; La Cucina di Campagna (Season 20 Episode 8)
    Season 20 Episode 8:

    The Cooking of Campania; La Cucina di Campagna

    Gnocchi Sorrentino; eggplant parmigiano; veal scallopine; Amalfi-style shrimp; Amalfi lemon cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Give Me Pasta; Dammi la Pasta (Season 20 Episode 7)
    Season 20 Episode 7:

    Give Me Pasta; Dammi la Pasta

    Spaghetti alla carbonara; farfalle with pistachios; penne in vodka sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Orzo! The Best of Everything!; Orzo! Il Meglio di Tutto! (Season 20 Episode 6)
    Season 20 Episode 6:

    Orzo! The Best of Everything!; Orzo! Il Meglio di Tutto!

    Beef and barley soup; risotto featuring barley and mushrooms; salad.

  • Ciao Italia - All About Basil; Tutto Basilico (Season 20 Episode 5)
    Season 20 Episode 5:

    All About Basil; Tutto Basilico

    Basil-infused fruit salad; Neapolitan bread salad; pesto, potato and chickpea salad; beet and basil salad.

  • Ciao Italia - A Winter Supper; Una Cena Invernale (Season 20 Episode 4)
    Season 20 Episode 4:

    A Winter Supper; Una Cena Invernale

    Pork loin in Barolo wine; broccoli rabe with olives; jam tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Chicken? Now!; Pollo? Subito! (Season 20 Episode 3)
    Season 20 Episode 3:

    Chicken? Now!; Pollo? Subito!

    Chicken marsala with mushrooms; chicken with lemon, orzo and spinach.

  • Ciao Italia - Bitter Greens; Friarielli (Season 20 Episode 2)
    Season 20 Episode 2:

    Bitter Greens; Friarielli

    Homemade Italian sausage combined with bitter greens.

  • Ciao Italia - Neapolitan Rice Pie -- Pastiera Napolitana (Season 20 Episode 1)
    Season 20 Episode 1:

    Neapolitan Rice Pie -- Pastiera Napolitana

    Pastiera, rice pie, is a classic Italian dessert.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciao Italia Cook Off! (Season 19 Episode 26)
    Season 19 Episode 26:

    Ciao Italia Cook Off!

    Two audience members compete to make the best recipe in the shortest amount of time, using the same list of authentic Italian ingredients.

  • Ciao Italia - Succulent Strawberries -- Fragole Succulente (Season 19 Episode 25)
    Season 19 Episode 25:

    Succulent Strawberries -- Fragole Succulente

    Strawberry tart; arugula, spinach and strawberry salad; strawberry risotto.

  • Ciao Italia - Dinner Val d'Aosta Style -- La Cena Val d'Aostana (Season 19 Episode 24)
    Season 19 Episode 24:

    Dinner Val d'Aosta Style -- La Cena Val d'Aostana

    Fonduta; veal cutlets with fontina; salad; mascarpone cheese-topped pears in red wine.

  • Ciao Italia - Chicken as You Like It -- Pollo a Piacere (Season 19 Episode 23)
    Season 19 Episode 23:

    Chicken as You Like It -- Pollo a Piacere

    Chicken marsala; oven-baked chicken with mozzarella.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With Five Ingredients -- Cucinando con Cinque Ingredienti (Season 19 Episode 22)
    Season 19 Episode 22:

    Cooking With Five Ingredients -- Cucinando con Cinque Ingredienti

    Potato gnocchi; stuffed flounder; chocolate hazelnut and banana tartlets.

  • Ciao Italia - Know Your Grains -- Sapere Vostri Grani (Season 19 Episode 21)
    Season 19 Episode 21:

    Know Your Grains -- Sapere Vostri Grani

    Fried farro cakes; barley salad; lentil soup.

  • Ciao Italia - More Piedmont Cooking -- Piu Cucina Piemontese (Season 19 Episode 20)
    Season 19 Episode 20:

    More Piedmont Cooking -- Piu Cucina Piemontese

    Agnolotti; beef in Barolo wine; stuffed onions; hazelnut cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Homemade Bread -- Pane Casereccio (Season 19 Episode 19)
    Season 19 Episode 19:

    Homemade Bread -- Pane Casereccio

    Whole wheat ciabatta; classic Sicilian bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Eggs in Purgatory and Heaven -- Uove in Purgatorio e Paradiso (Season 19 Episode 18)
    Season 19 Episode 18:

    Eggs in Purgatory and Heaven -- Uove in Purgatorio e Paradiso

    Eggs in purgatory; paradise soup; poached egg soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Garden Soups -- Zuppa dell'Orto (Season 19 Episode 17)
    Season 19 Episode 17:

    Garden Soups -- Zuppa dell'Orto

    Black cabbage soup; roasted onion soup.

  • Ciao Italia - The King of Cheese -- Il Re Del Formaggio (Season 19 Episode 16)
    Season 19 Episode 16:

    The King of Cheese -- Il Re Del Formaggio

    Prosciutto di Parma wrapped-fruit with Parmigiano-Reggiano, parmesan cheese and almond wafers; spicy fava bean spread.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Live With Rocco DiSpirito (Season 19 Episode 15)
    Season 19 Episode 15:

    Cooking Live With Rocco DiSpirito

    An Italian sandwich cook-off.

  • Ciao Italia - Little Vegetable Tarts -- Tortine di Verdure (Season 19 Episode 14)
    Season 19 Episode 14:

    Little Vegetable Tarts -- Tortine di Verdure

    Little artichoke and zucchini tarts; soppressata and tomato tarts; sweet red, yellow bell pepper tarts with olives.

  • Ciao Italia - Gourmet Pizza -- Pizza di Buongustaio (Season 19 Episode 13)
    Season 19 Episode 13:

    Gourmet Pizza -- Pizza di Buongustaio

    Whole wheat pizza with salad greens; mixed mushroom pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - Thanks, Mom -- Grazie, Mama (Season 19 Episode 12)
    Season 19 Episode 12:

    Thanks, Mom -- Grazie, Mama

    Mary Ann makes her mother's sponge cake to honor her deceased mother who inspired her to cook.

  • Ciao Italia - All Fruit -- Tutte le Frutta (Season 19 Episode 11)
    Season 19 Episode 11:

    All Fruit -- Tutte le Frutta

    Pears with vanilla and black pepper; peach Bellini cocktail becomes a modern day dessert; pear torta; fruit cocktail.

  • Ciao Italia - Potato Casseroles -- Le Casseruole di Patate (Season 19 Episode 10)
    Season 19 Episode 10:

    Potato Casseroles -- Le Casseruole di Patate

    Cheese-filled Piedmont potato casserole; spinach-filled potato casserole; potato meatloaf.

  • Ciao Italia - Sicilian Cookies -- Biscotti Siciliani (Season 19 Episode 9)
    Season 19 Episode 9:

    Sicilian Cookies -- Biscotti Siciliani

    A vanilla and sesame seed biscotti cookie; fig-filled cookies.

  • Ciao Italia - Homemade Cannelloni -- Cannelloni Fatti in Casa (Season 19 Episode 8)
    Season 19 Episode 8:

    Homemade Cannelloni -- Cannelloni Fatti in Casa

    Pasta filled with spinach, prosciutto di Parma and veal.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Live With Robert Irvine (Season 19 Episode 7)
    Season 19 Episode 7:

    Cooking Live With Robert Irvine

    Minestrone; stuffed turkey breast with prosciutto di Parma; mozzarella and apple caramel bread pudding.

  • Ciao Italia - The Devil -- Il Diavolo (Season 19 Episode 6)
    Season 19 Episode 6:

    The Devil -- Il Diavolo

    Potatoes and onions with red pepper paste; farfalle and green beans with red pepper paste.

  • Ciao Italia - Piedmont Cooking -- Cucina Piemontese (Season 19 Episode 5)
    Season 19 Episode 5:

    Piedmont Cooking -- Cucina Piemontese

    Rabbit in sweet red pepper sauce; rice dish from Novara; mushrooms in green sauce; peach cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Fish in Salt -- Pesce in Sale (Season 19 Episode 4)
    Season 19 Episode 4:

    Fish in Salt -- Pesce in Sale

    Salted cod and potato salad with capers, cherry tomatoes and green beans.

  • Ciao Italia - Preserved Eggplant and Tomatoes -- Melanzane e Pomodori Sott'Olio (Season 19 Episode 3)
    Season 19 Episode 3:

    Preserved Eggplant and Tomatoes -- Melanzane e Pomodori Sott'Olio

    Bruschetta with dried tomatoes and eggplant; sun-dried tomato sauce tossed with farfelle.

  • Ciao Italia - Fantastic Pasta Casseroles -- Le Casseruole Favolose di Pasta (Season 19 Episode 2)
    Season 19 Episode 2:

    Fantastic Pasta Casseroles -- Le Casseruole Favolose di Pasta

    Whole wheat penne with meat sauce includes ground meat, cherry tomatoes and provolone; molded macaroni casserole.

  • Ciao Italia - How Do You Make Homemade Wine? -- Come Si Fa Vino Di Casa? (Season 19 Episode 1)
    Season 19 Episode 1:

    How Do You Make Homemade Wine? -- Come Si Fa Vino Di Casa?

    Choosing the right grapes and equipment to make homemade wine; Lombardy-style stewed beef; chicken in padella.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Live With Brandon Boudet (Season 18 Episode 26)
    Season 18 Episode 26:

    Cooking Live With Brandon Boudet

    Sicilian artichoke and cheese casserole; deep-fried shrimp and artichokes with mint, capers and lemon.

  • Ciao Italia - Peaches n' Cream -- Pesche e Panna (Season 18 Episode 25)
    Season 18 Episode 25:

    Peaches n' Cream -- Pesche e Panna

    Peaches and cream with white peaches and amaretti cookies; iced peaches; stuffed peaches with amaretti cookies.

  • Ciao Italia - Bread and Cheese Casseroles -- Timballi di Pane e Formaggio (Season 18 Episode 24)
    Season 18 Episode 24:

    Bread and Cheese Casseroles -- Timballi di Pane e Formaggio

    Bread and cheese casserole with Asiago, Swiss and fontina cheeses and tomatoes; scamorze casserole.

  • Ciao Italia - Trendy Tiramisu -- Tiramisu di Moda (Season 18 Episode 23)
    Season 18 Episode 23:

    Trendy Tiramisu -- Tiramisu di Moda

    Cherry tiramisu; preparing homemade savoiardi, or ladyfingers.

  • Ciao Italia - Quick Tarts -- Le Torte Rapide (Season 18 Episode 22)
    Season 18 Episode 22:

    Quick Tarts -- Le Torte Rapide

    Tomato herb tart; stained glass tomato tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Antipasti Party -- Festa di Antipasti (Season 18 Episode 21)
    Season 18 Episode 21:

    Antipasti Party -- Festa di Antipasti

    Stuffed pepper boats; prosciutto and arugula pizza; tuna and chickpea salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Linguine With Clams, Two Ways -- Linguine al Vongole, Due Maniere (Season 18 Episode 20)
    Season 18 Episode 20:

    Linguine With Clams, Two Ways -- Linguine al Vongole, Due Maniere

    Spaghetti and clams with whole wheat pasta in white sauce; clams in red sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Fresh Puddings -- Buddini Freschi (Season 18 Episode 19)
    Season 18 Episode 19:

    Fresh Puddings -- Buddini Freschi

    Banana pudding; ricotta pudding.

  • Ciao Italia - Healthy Salads -- Insalate Sane (Season 18 Episode 18)
    Season 18 Episode 18:

    Healthy Salads -- Insalate Sane

    Tri-color cauliflower salad; anise-flavored fennel, carrot, apple and parmesan cheese salad; mixed greens with citrus salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Live With Sal Scognamilla (Season 18 Episode 17)
    Season 18 Episode 17:

    Cooking Live With Sal Scognamilla

    Panettone bread pudding; ricotta cheese-filled zeppole.

  • Ciao Italia - Dinner Is Ready -- La Cena e Pronta (Season 18 Episode 16)
    Season 18 Episode 16:

    Dinner Is Ready -- La Cena e Pronta

    Scallops with oven-roasted vegetables is prepared in less than 20 minutes.

  • Ciao Italia - Delicious Kiwi -- Kiwi Delizioso (Season 18 Episode 15)
    Season 18 Episode 15:

    Delicious Kiwi -- Kiwi Delizioso

    Puffy meringues with kiwi filling; fresh fruit medley; kiwi sauce for ice cream.

  • Ciao Italia - Gourmet Meat Dishes -- Carne di Buongustaio (Season 18 Episode 14)
    Season 18 Episode 14:

    Gourmet Meat Dishes -- Carne di Buongustaio

    Pistachio-dusted pork chops; stuffed flank steak with olives and cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - A Gift of Risotto -- Un Regallodi Risotto (Season 18 Episode 13)
    Season 18 Episode 13:

    A Gift of Risotto -- Un Regallodi Risotto

    Asparagus risotto; tomato and wine risotto.

  • Ciao Italia - Sicilian Meatballs -- Purpetit Sicilianii (Season 18 Episode 12)
    Season 18 Episode 12:

    Sicilian Meatballs -- Purpetit Sicilianii

    Meatballs with fontina cheese; Sicilian meatballs topped with a tangy tomato sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Polenta Party -- Festa di Polenta (Season 18 Episode 11)
    Season 18 Episode 11:

    Polenta Party -- Festa di Polenta

    Layered cornmeal pie with mushrooms and sausage; polenta and vegetable casserole.

  • Ciao Italia - Escarole Rules! -- Scarola Governa! (Season 18 Episode 10)
    Season 18 Episode 10:

    Escarole Rules! -- Scarola Governa!

    Escarole and ricotta calzones; stuffed escarole; crunchy escarole salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Almond Cookies -- Biscotti di Mandorle (Season 18 Episode 9)
    Season 18 Episode 9:

    Almond Cookies -- Biscotti di Mandorle

    Crunchy, spicy Dutch almond thins; thin almond macaroons.

  • Ciao Italia - Happy Birthday -- Buon Compleanno (Season 18 Episode 8)
    Season 18 Episode 8:

    Happy Birthday -- Buon Compleanno

    Bitter chocolate cake flavored with amaretto cookies; sponge cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Glorious Shrimp -- Gamberi Gloriosi (Season 18 Episode 7)
    Season 18 Episode 7:

    Glorious Shrimp -- Gamberi Gloriosi

    Cooked shrimp served with seafood sauce spiked with horseradish; shrimp and tomato basil pasta.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking Live With Roberto Donna (Season 18 Episode 6)
    Season 18 Episode 6:

    Cooking Live With Roberto Donna

    Street food includes little oranges and ricotta-filled deep fried calzones.

  • Ciao Italia - Calamari -- Squid (Season 18 Episode 5)
    Season 18 Episode 5:

    Calamari -- Squid

    Deep-fried buttermilk calimari with hot pepper sauce; shrimp, calamari and crabmeat topped off wit a piquant seafood sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Organic Chicken -- Pollame Organico (Season 18 Episode 4)
    Season 18 Episode 4:

    Organic Chicken -- Pollame Organico

    Chicken Marengo; rice, cheese and pepper-filled chicken pot pie with vegetables.

  • Ciao Italia - Crab Cakes -- Tortine al Granchio (Season 18 Episode 3)
    Season 18 Episode 3:

    Crab Cakes -- Tortine al Granchio

    Baked crab cakes wrapped with zucchini strips; little crab cakes with panko crumbs.

  • Ciao Italia - Fantastic Green Beans: Fagiolini Fantastici (Season 18 Episode 2)
    Season 18 Episode 2:

    Fantastic Green Beans: Fagiolini Fantastici

    Green beans with walnut pesto; marinated green beans; leek-and-almond casserole; roasted green beans with sesame seeds.

  • Ciao Italia - Garlic for Health: Aglio per la Salute (Season 18 Episode 1)
    Season 18 Episode 1:

    Garlic for Health: Aglio per la Salute

    Garlic potato soup; garlic bread; pasta with garlic and olive oil.

  • Ciao Italia - Marzipane -- Marzipan (Season 17 Episode 26)
    Season 17 Episode 26:

    Marzipane -- Marzipan

    Apricot marzipan tart; almond cookies; almond paste; coconut macaroons.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciao Italia Cooking Live With Martin Yan (Season 17 Episode 25)
    Season 17 Episode 25:

    Ciao Italia Cooking Live With Martin Yan

    Italian and Chinese stir-fry recipes.

  • Ciao Italia - Maiale Saporita -- Tasty Pork (Season 17 Episode 24)
    Season 17 Episode 24:

    Maiale Saporita -- Tasty Pork

    Skillet breaded pork chops with rosemary; pork sausage with potatoes and zucchini.

  • Ciao Italia - Panini Assortiti alla Griglia -- Grilled Sandwiches (Season 17 Episode 23)
    Season 17 Episode 23:

    Panini Assortiti alla Griglia -- Grilled Sandwiches

    Whole grain bread with olive paste, provolone and sopressata; panettone raisin bread with Mascarpone and chocolate; brunch panini with peaches.

  • Ciao Italia - Cappesante a Piacere -- Scallops as You Like Them (Season 17 Episode 22)
    Season 17 Episode 22:

    Cappesante a Piacere -- Scallops as You Like Them

    Scallops with Swiss chard and polenta; crispy fried scallops with fennel slaw topped with roast pepper and garlic aioli.

  • Ciao Italia - Festigiamo a Buffalo -- Let's Party in Buffalo (Season 17 Episode 21)
    Season 17 Episode 21:

    Festigiamo a Buffalo -- Let's Party in Buffalo

    Grilled mozzarella sandwich; pecorino cheese and cherry tomato spiedini; summer squash roll-ups.

  • Ciao Italia - Lasagne Pigre -- Lazy Lasagna (Season 17 Episode 20)
    Season 17 Episode 20:

    Lasagne Pigre -- Lazy Lasagna

    Basil and tomato sauce; no-bake lasagna noodles; skillet lasagna with artichokes and cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Una Frutta Fantasia -- Fruit Fantasy (Season 17 Episode 19)
    Season 17 Episode 19:

    Una Frutta Fantasia -- Fruit Fantasy

    Skillet pears with Mascarpone cheese; baked apples with dried figs and honey; kiwi mint sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciao Italia Cooking Live With Daisy Martinez (Season 17 Episode 18)
    Season 17 Episode 18:

    Ciao Italia Cooking Live With Daisy Martinez

    Upside down stuffed peppers; spicy stuffed poblano pepper.

  • Ciao Italia - In Cucina con la Mamma -- In the Kitchen With Mom (Season 17 Episode 17)
    Season 17 Episode 17:

    In Cucina con la Mamma -- In the Kitchen With Mom

    Homemade pasta topped with walnut sauce; broccoli salad; nut roll.

  • Ciao Italia - Meringhe -- Meringues (Season 17 Episode 16)
    Season 17 Episode 16:

    Meringhe -- Meringues

    Lemon curd meringue cake features a tart lemon filling between two wafer-crisp meringue layers; puffy meringues.

  • Ciao Italia - Cavolini de Bruxelles -- Brussels Sprouts (Season 17 Episode 15)
    Season 17 Episode 15:

    Cavolini de Bruxelles -- Brussels Sprouts

    Penne with Brussels sprouts and green beans; roasted Brussels sprouts with cheese and almonds; lemon sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Dolce Celeste -- Heavenly Desserts (Season 17 Episode 14)
    Season 17 Episode 14:

    Dolce Celeste -- Heavenly Desserts

    Struffoli, deep-fried, honey-coated sweet dough balls; deep-fried, sugar-dusted Cenci.

  • Ciao Italia - Mangiare e Piselli -- Eat Peas (Season 17 Episode 13)
    Season 17 Episode 13:

    Mangiare e Piselli -- Eat Peas

    Cream of pea soup with potatoes and pancetta; pea soup with salted ricotta cheese; peas with mint.

  • Ciao Italia - Cena di Domenica: Sunday Dinner (Season 17 Episode 12)
    Season 17 Episode 12:

    Cena di Domenica: Sunday Dinner

    Beef short ribs with rigatoni; lamb casserole; rigatoni with broccoli rape.

  • Ciao Italia - Funghi: Mushrooms (Season 17 Episode 11)
    Season 17 Episode 11:

    Funghi: Mushrooms

    Mushroom soup; mushroom meatballs; mushroom sauce for pasta.

  • Ciao Italia - Insalate d'Estate: Summer Salads (Season 17 Episode 10)
    Season 17 Episode 10:

    Insalate d'Estate: Summer Salads

    Farro salad; broccoli and cauliflower salad; eggplant and sun-dried tomato salad; celery and tuna salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Due Casseruole Classiche: Two Classic Casseroles (Season 17 Episode 9)
    Season 17 Episode 9:

    Due Casseruole Classiche: Two Classic Casseroles

    Origins of chicken Tetrazzini; Valpelline soup; Trevi Fountain in Rome.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciao Italia Cooking Live With Sara Moulton (Season 17 Episode 8)
    Season 17 Episode 8:

    Ciao Italia Cooking Live With Sara Moulton

    Eggplant timballi with tomato sauce; French toasted mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich; grilled radicchio.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta alla Nonna: Grandmother's Pasta (Season 17 Episode 7)
    Season 17 Episode 7:

    Pasta alla Nonna: Grandmother's Pasta

    Making cheese-filled ravioli by hand; spicy sausage and tomato sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Gli Studenti in Cucina: Students in the Kitchen (Season 17 Episode 6)
    Season 17 Episode 6:

    Gli Studenti in Cucina: Students in the Kitchen

    Apple fig pie; dried cherry and mango open face pie; pasta frolla dough; little bears made from sweet dough.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta Ripiena: Stuffed Pasta (Season 17 Episode 5)
    Season 17 Episode 5:

    Pasta Ripiena: Stuffed Pasta

    Large stuffed shells; stuffed sleeves with cooked ham.

  • Ciao Italia - Le Torte Cioccolate: Chocolate Cakes (Season 17 Episode 4)
    Season 17 Episode 4:

    Le Torte Cioccolate: Chocolate Cakes

    Chocolate walnut cake is a dense cake with a pudding-like texture topped with cream and walnut sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Zuppe in Dieci Minuti: Ten-Minute Soups (Season 17 Episode 3)
    Season 17 Episode 3:

    Zuppe in Dieci Minuti: Ten-Minute Soups

    Chicken vegetable soup; carrot and lemon soup; pastina and egg soup; zucchini soup with cheese and eggs.

  • Ciao Italia - Formaggi e Vini Favoriti: Favorite Cheeses and Wines (Season 17 Episode 2)
    Season 17 Episode 2:

    Formaggi e Vini Favoriti: Favorite Cheeses and Wines

    Pairing wine with recipes featuring cheese; farfalle pasta with Asiago cheese; artichokes with parmigiano reggiano topped with provolone balls.

  • Ciao Italia - Pizza per Salute: Healthy Pizza (Season 17 Episode 1)
    Season 17 Episode 1:

    Pizza per Salute: Healthy Pizza

    Portsmouth Flatbread Company's signature pizza; pizza with escarole, olive and mozzarella cheese; "Four Seasons" pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - Pizza Pugliese: Pizza Pugliese-Style (Season 16 Episode 26)
    Season 16 Episode 26:

    Pizza Pugliese: Pizza Pugliese-Style

    Escarole pizza; radicchio pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - A Tavola con la Famiglia: At Table With the Family (Season 16 Episode 25)
    Season 16 Episode 25:

    A Tavola con la Famiglia: At Table With the Family

    Roast suckling pig; penne arrabbiata; broccoli rape; caprese salad; cannoli.

  • Ciao Italia - Altamura, la Citta del Pane: Altamura, the City of Bread (Season 16 Episode 24)
    Season 16 Episode 24:

    Altamura, la Citta del Pane: Altamura, the City of Bread

    A tour of the DiGesu family's bakery where they make the dome-shaped Altamura loaf and other breads in a 100-year-old wood-fired oven.

  • Ciao Italia - Parmigiano-Reggiano! (Season 16 Episode 23)
    Season 16 Episode 23:

    Parmigiano-Reggiano!

    Potato and sweet potato pie; parmigiano gelato served with antipasto; Caesar salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Cavatelli (Season 16 Episode 22)
    Season 16 Episode 22:

    Cavatelli

    Sauces for homemade cavatelli include shrimp and arugula sauce and grated zucchini sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Aiutami!: Help! (Season 16 Episode 21)
    Season 16 Episode 21:

    Aiutami!: Help!

    Crock pot round steak; scallop chowder; nectarines stuffed with mascarpone and walnuts.

  • Ciao Italia - Panini dall'Orto: Sandwiches From the Garden (Season 16 Episode 19)
    Season 16 Episode 19:

    Panini dall'Orto: Sandwiches From the Garden

    Basil and chicken wrap; radicchio wrap with tiny shrimp; zucchini club; grilled tomato and cheese sandwich.

  • Ciao Italia - Formaggi Pugliesi: Pugliese Cheeses (Season 16 Episode 18)
    Season 16 Episode 18:

    Formaggi Pugliesi: Pugliese Cheeses

    Eggplant molds with ricotta salata; involtini with Parmigiano Reggiano; homemade cavatelli; ricotta with honey and almonds.

  • Ciao Italia - La Cena Secondo Lina: Lina's Dinner (Season 16 Episode 17)
    Season 16 Episode 17:

    La Cena Secondo Lina: Lina's Dinner

    Two antipasti; crunchy, deep-fried onions; fried peppers; two kinds of pasta with sauce; leg of lamb; potatoes with lamb chops; ricotta tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Gardiniera: Pickled Vegetables (Season 16 Episode 16)
    Season 16 Episode 16:

    Gardiniera: Pickled Vegetables

    Mixed garden vegetables with peppers, cauliflower, carrots, pearl onions and green beans; chicken cutlet with pickled mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Fichi Freschi, Fichi Secchi: Fresh Figs, Dried Figs (Season 16 Episode 15)
    Season 16 Episode 15:

    Fichi Freschi, Fichi Secchi: Fresh Figs, Dried Figs

    Dried fig and pear tart; figs in wine with cooked cream.

  • Ciao Italia - Lungomare: By the Seaside (Season 16 Episode 14)
    Season 16 Episode 14:

    Lungomare: By the Seaside

    Salmon in paper with black ink spaghetti; octopus; potato salad; pan-roasted lobster.

  • Ciao Italia - Orecchiette: Little Ears (Season 16 Episode 13)
    Season 16 Episode 13:

    Orecchiette: Little Ears

    Orecchiette with broccoli rabe; orecchiette with cauliflower.

  • Ciao Italia - Infornando con Olio di Oliva: Baking With Olive Oil (Season 16 Episode 12)
    Season 16 Episode 12:

    Infornando con Olio di Oliva: Baking With Olive Oil

    Cornmeal and dried fruit cake; scented geranium cake; prune and cherry roll.

  • Ciao Italia - Mandorle!: Almonds! (Season 16 Episode 11)
    Season 16 Episode 11:

    Mandorle!: Almonds!

    Almond lemon torta with strawberries; almond paste cheesecake topped with apricots; how to cut the perfect slice.

  • Ciao Italia - Peperoni!: Peppers! (Season 16 Episode 10)
    Season 16 Episode 10:

    Peperoni!: Peppers!

    Bruschetta with fried peppers; roasted red pepper salad; pepper molds with ricotta cheese; pepper wedges baked in the oven.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinando in Puglia: Cooking in Puglia (Season 16 Episode 9)
    Season 16 Episode 9:

    Cucinando in Puglia: Cooking in Puglia

    Baby squid in spicy tomato broth; dried fava bean puree with rape; chickpeas with fettuccine; stuffed dried figs.

  • Ciao Italia - Parmigiane: Cheese Casseroles (Season 16 Episode 8)
    Season 16 Episode 8:

    Parmigiane: Cheese Casseroles

    Zucchini casserole with mozzarella; eggplant casserole layered with tomato sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Secondi Rapidi: Fast Main Courses (Season 16 Episode 7)
    Season 16 Episode 7:

    Secondi Rapidi: Fast Main Courses

    Beefsteak with tomato sauce and oven-roasted pork tenderloin with balsamic and blackberry reduction.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinando con Vino Rosso: Cooking With Red Wine (Season 16 Episode 6)
    Season 16 Episode 6:

    Cucinando con Vino Rosso: Cooking With Red Wine

    Penne with wine; chicken with olives; wine cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Sulla Griglia: On the Grill (Season 16 Episode 5)
    Season 16 Episode 5:

    Sulla Griglia: On the Grill

    Stuffed littleneck clams; fresh cod in tomato sauce; grilled potato planks; grilled peaches.

  • Ciao Italia - Pomodori e Pomodorini: Tomatoes and Little Tomatoes (Season 16 Episode 4)
    Season 16 Episode 4:

    Pomodori e Pomodorini: Tomatoes and Little Tomatoes

    Thick Pugliese focaccia; pan cooked chicken with dried tomatoes; roasted fennel and cherry tomato sauce over pasta.

  • Ciao Italia - Patate!: Potatoes! (Season 16 Episode 3)
    Season 16 Episode 3:

    Patate!: Potatoes!

    Harvest potatoes; Neapolitan potato pie; crisp and crunchy potato croquettes.

  • Ciao Italia - Come Fare Pesce Facile: How to Make Easy Fish (Season 16 Episode 2)
    Season 16 Episode 2:

    Come Fare Pesce Facile: How to Make Easy Fish

    Tuna steaks with tomato relish; stuffed fish with nuts and spinach; scallope seviche.

  • Ciao Italia - Piatti Classici Pugliesi: Classic Pugliese Dishes (Season 16 Episode 1)
    Season 16 Episode 1:

    Piatti Classici Pugliesi: Classic Pugliese Dishes

    Vegetable casserole; oven-baked macaroni; mussel casserole; stuffed peaches.

  • Ciao Italia - Dolci Freddi: Cold Desserts (Season 15 Episode 26)
    Season 15 Episode 26:

    Dolci Freddi: Cold Desserts

    Semifreddo di limone with blueberry sauce; gelato ice cream cake with a cookie-crumb crust.

  • Ciao Italia - Pomodori per Salute!: Tomatoes for Your Health! (Season 15 Episode 25)
    Season 15 Episode 25:

    Pomodori per Salute!: Tomatoes for Your Health!

    Skilled roasted plum tomatoes; cherry tomatoes with leeks, sugar and thyme; green beans in tomato sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucina Molisana: Authentic Molise Cooking (Season 15 Episode 24)
    Season 15 Episode 24:

    Cucina Molisana: Authentic Molise Cooking

    Antipasti dish with meat, cheese and olives; homemade pasta; slow-cooked pork ribs.

  • Ciao Italia - Antipasti Pronti: Quick Antipasti (Season 15 Episode 23)
    Season 15 Episode 23:

    Antipasti Pronti: Quick Antipasti

    Bruschetta with ricotta and sweet and hot soppresatta; mozzarella and prosciutto meatball kabob; smoked duck.

  • Ciao Italia - Luscious Leftovers (Season 15 Episode 22)
    Season 15 Episode 22:

    Luscious Leftovers

    Potato and prosciutto frittata; Neapolitan potato and tomato pie; chicken cutlet and rapini sandwiches.

  • Ciao Italia - Biscotti Napolitani; Neapolitan Cookies (Season 15 Episode 21)
    Season 15 Episode 21:

    Biscotti Napolitani; Neapolitan Cookies

    Chocolate-coated mostaccioli; almond biscotti; bagel-like shaped rings called roccoco.

  • Ciao Italia - Zuppe ed Insalate: Soup and Salads (Season 15 Episode 20)
    Season 15 Episode 20:

    Zuppe ed Insalate: Soup and Salads

    Zucchini soup with cheese and eggs; fennel, radicchio and mozzarella salad; pasta and egg soup with spinach.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinare per Fine Settimana: Cooking for the Weekend (Season 15 Episode 19)
    Season 15 Episode 19:

    Cucinare per Fine Settimana: Cooking for the Weekend

    Oven-roasted chicken and roasted potatoes; sliced oranges with minced garlic; bread pudding.

  • Ciao Italia - Festa di Frittata: Omelet Party (Season 15 Episode 18)
    Season 15 Episode 18:

    Festa di Frittata: Omelet Party

    Three frittatas featuring onion and sweet pepper, asparagus and potato; spaghetti omelet without eggs.

  • Ciao Italia - L'Orto di Gaetano: Guy's Garden (Season 15 Episode 17)
    Season 15 Episode 17:

    L'Orto di Gaetano: Guy's Garden

    Insalate caprese; grilled pepper salad with mozzarella and provolone; veggie medley salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinando Con il Vino: Cooking With Wine (Season 15 Episode 16)
    Season 15 Episode 16:

    Cucinando Con il Vino: Cooking With Wine

    Braised lamb with sweet peppers cooked in wine; potatoes and peppers; crisp salad with mozarella di bufala.

  • Ciao Italia - Salsa Napolitano: Neapolitan Sauces (Season 15 Episode 15)
    Season 15 Episode 15:

    Salsa Napolitano: Neapolitan Sauces

    A spicy arrabbiata sauce; uncooked sauce; tomato basil sauce; pasta and Neapolitan meat sauce; garlic and olive oil sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Le Verdure Primavera: Spring Vegetables (Season 15 Episode 14)
    Season 15 Episode 14:

    Le Verdure Primavera: Spring Vegetables

    A crunchy bruschetta topped with orange marmellatta and lardo; springtime soup of wild greens; torta filled with cocoa, ricotta, eggplant and lemon marmelata.

  • Ciao Italia - La Pasta Rapida per Pizza: Fast Pizzas (Season 15 Episode 13)
    Season 15 Episode 13:

    La Pasta Rapida per Pizza: Fast Pizzas

    Broccoli roll filled with mozzarella and provolone cheese; calzone stuffed with broccoli, prosciutto, olives and Asiago cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Antipasti di Pesce: Fish Antipasti (Season 15 Episode 12)
    Season 15 Episode 12:

    Antipasti di Pesce: Fish Antipasti

    Marinated fish salad; mixed marinated fish salad; tuna combined with artichokes and chickpeas.

  • Ciao Italia - Pizza Casalinga: Homemade Pizza (Season 15 Episode 11)
    Season 15 Episode 11:

    Pizza Casalinga: Homemade Pizza

    Pizza Margherita; escarole pizza; pizza Napoletana; pizza con patate, con broccol and con tonno.

  • Ciao Italia - La Cena Facile per Gli Ospiti: Easy Meals for Guests (Season 15 Episode 10)
    Season 15 Episode 10:

    La Cena Facile per Gli Ospiti: Easy Meals for Guests

    Quick chicken cacciatore; mascarpone cheesecake.

  • Ciao Italia - La Cena per Domenica: Sunday Dinner (Season 15 Episode 9)
    Season 15 Episode 9:

    La Cena per Domenica: Sunday Dinner

    Orrechiette coated with ragu Beneventano sauce; stuffed meat rolls.

  • Ciao Italia - Frutta Fantasia: Fruit Fantasy (Season 15 Episode 8)
    Season 15 Episode 8:

    Frutta Fantasia: Fruit Fantasy

    Baked apples with figs; figs with wine; compote of apricots; nectarines over gelato.

  • Ciao Italia - Zuppa e Panino: Soup and Sandwiches (Season 15 Episode 7)
    Season 15 Episode 7:

    Zuppa e Panino: Soup and Sandwiches

    Chicken soup; salami and cheese on ciabatta bread; peppers, artichoke and olive sandwich.

  • Ciao Italia - Una Passione per Pasta: A Passion for Pasta (Season 15 Episode 6)
    Season 15 Episode 6:

    Una Passione per Pasta: A Passion for Pasta

    Schiafoni with asparagus and cream; tomato-based sauce for fusillone.

  • Ciao Italia - Formaggi e Vini del Sud: Wines and Cheeses of the South (Season 15 Episode 5)
    Season 15 Episode 5:

    Formaggi e Vini del Sud: Wines and Cheeses of the South

    Sweet yellow peppers stuffed with Caciocavallo cheese and rice; antipasto; ricotta with marmalade.

  • Ciao Italia - La Duchessa in Cucina: The Duchess in the Kitchen (Season 15 Episode 4)
    Season 15 Episode 4:

    La Duchessa in Cucina: The Duchess in the Kitchen

    Antipasto of tomato and prosciutto; farfalle pasta with pesto and tomato sauce; grilled chicken with balsamic sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Pesce Perfetto: Perfect Fish (Season 15 Episode 3)
    Season 15 Episode 3:

    Pesce Perfetto: Perfect Fish

    Conch salad; mussels and shrimp tart; breaded fish with cheese and almonds.

  • Ciao Italia - Taralli (Season 15 Episode 2)
    Season 15 Episode 2:

    Taralli

    A sweet and savory treat sometimes called Italian pretzels.

  • Ciao Italia - Cicatelli e Fusilli: Handmade Pastas (Season 15 Episode 1)
    Season 15 Episode 1:

    Cicatelli e Fusilli: Handmade Pastas

    Two chefs prepare unique homemade, handmade pastas and tomato sauces.

  • Ciao Italia - Le Rose per la Cuoca: Roses for the Cook (Season 14 Episode 26)
    Season 14 Episode 26:

    Le Rose per la Cuoca: Roses for the Cook

    The chef's reward for an elegant four-course dinner turns out to be iced sweet-dough roses baked as a bouquet.

  • Ciao Italia - Galeti, Zaleti, Gialetti (Season 14 Episode 25)
    Season 14 Episode 25:

    Galeti, Zaleti, Gialetti

    Emilia-Romagna's abundant fruits include peaches and kiwis; cooked peach and ice cream dessert; a specialty roll for breakfast or with wine.

  • Ciao Italia - Facciamo Tortine: Let's Make Little Tarts (Season 14 Episode 23)
    Season 14 Episode 23:

    Facciamo Tortine: Let's Make Little Tarts

    In Bologna, Italy, Mary Ann visits Atti's pastry shop; little egg-and-prosciutto quiches; custard, fruit and glazed tarts.

  • Ciao Italia - Un Viaggio all'Enoteca: Visiting a Wine Museum (Season 14 Episode 22)
    Season 14 Episode 22:

    Un Viaggio all'Enoteca: Visiting a Wine Museum

    Dozza, Italy, wine museum; Lambrusco-infused ziti dish; sumptuous pudding-filled dessert.

  • Ciao Italia - Il Pranzino: Little Meal (Season 14 Episode 21)
    Season 14 Episode 21:

    Il Pranzino: Little Meal

    Veal suitcases, baked zucchini and breadcrumbs, strawberries and fruits with ice cream and balsamic vinegar.

  • Ciao Italia - Il Segreto Dell'Aceto Balsamico: Secret of Balsamic Vinegar (Season 14 Episode 20)
    Season 14 Episode 20:

    Il Segreto Dell'Aceto Balsamico: Secret of Balsamic Vinegar

    Modena's balsamic vinegar; apple-filled crepes with tart droplets.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucina Rapida: Fast Food (Season 14 Episode 19)
    Season 14 Episode 19:

    Cucina Rapida: Fast Food

    Antonelli's Poultry in Providence, R.I.; Bolognese chicken and turkey breasts with different cheeses.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta Classica: Classic Pasta (Season 14 Episode 18)
    Season 14 Episode 18:

    Pasta Classica: Classic Pasta

    Filling and shaping cappelletti; making garganelli, a beautiful ridged pasta to hold asparagus with cream sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Vorreste Burro?: Would You Like Some Butter? (Season 14 Episode 17)
    Season 14 Episode 17:

    Vorreste Burro?: Would You Like Some Butter?

    Vermont Butter and Cheese Co.; moist apple/raisin cake; torta degli addobbi, rice dessert.

  • Ciao Italia - Come Si Fa Pasta: How Do You Make Pasta (Season 14 Episode 16)
    Season 14 Episode 16:

    Come Si Fa Pasta: How Do You Make Pasta

    Spinach lasagna, a two-colored pasta called Hay and Straw with a sausage sauce, fried taglierini noodles.

  • Ciao Italia - Due Torte Squisite: Two Sweet Tarts (Season 14 Episode 15)
    Season 14 Episode 15:

    Due Torte Squisite: Two Sweet Tarts

    Torta al taglierini, a pastry-noodle-topped chocolate cake; torta neri con le noci, chocolate cake with nuts.

  • Ciao Italia - Mangiamo Cappellacci: Let's Eat Cappellacci (Season 14 Episode 14)
    Season 14 Episode 14:

    Mangiamo Cappellacci: Let's Eat Cappellacci

    Mama's Pasta Co. in Providence, R.I., makes tortellini and ravioli.

  • Ciao Italia - Pampepato: Pepper Bread (Season 14 Episode 13)
    Season 14 Episode 13:

    Pampepato: Pepper Bread

    Ferrara, Italy, boasts an ultraspicy, dense and mouth-watering sweet-dough bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Borlenghi (Season 14 Episode 12)
    Season 14 Episode 12:

    Borlenghi

    Bologna's Tamburini market offers meats from prosciutto di Parma to speck.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinare con Aceto Balsamico: Cooking With Balsamic Vinegar (Season 14 Episode 11)
    Season 14 Episode 11:

    Cucinare con Aceto Balsamico: Cooking With Balsamic Vinegar

    In Modena, Italy, Maryann's friend Beatrice prepares an onion omelet and salad with Parmesan cheese, with balsamic vinegar.

  • Ciao Italia - Dall'Emilia Romagna al Boston: From Emilia Romagna to Boston (Season 14 Episode 10)
    Season 14 Episode 10:

    Dall'Emilia Romagna al Boston: From Emilia Romagna to Boston

    Antipasti with prosciutto and olives, spinach pasta with sausage, fish stuffed with herbs, cheese gelato.

  • Ciao Italia - Prosciutto di Parma (Season 14 Episode 9)
    Season 14 Episode 9:

    Prosciutto di Parma

    Mary Ann goes to Parma, Italy, to learn the secret of air-cured ham, prosciutto.

  • Ciao Italia - Brasato: Slow-Cooked Meat (Season 14 Episode 8)
    Season 14 Episode 8:

    Brasato: Slow-Cooked Meat

    Mary Ann prepares two great slow-cooked recipes, osso buco and brassato.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucina Ebraica di Ferrara: Jewish Cooking of Ferrara (Season 14 Episode 7)
    Season 14 Episode 7:

    Cucina Ebraica di Ferrara: Jewish Cooking of Ferrara

    During the Spanish Inquisition, the D'Este family creates a sanctuary for persecuted Jews in Ferrera, Italy.

  • Ciao Italia - La Cena Emiliana: Supper Emilia Style (Season 14 Episode 6)
    Season 14 Episode 6:

    La Cena Emiliana: Supper Emilia Style

    In Reggio Emilia, friends dine on risotto and maiale al latte, and cioccolato.

  • Ciao Italia - Lasagne Alla Bolognese (Season 14 Episode 5)
    Season 14 Episode 5:

    Lasagne Alla Bolognese

    The cooks at Bologna's specialty store Tamburini prepare lasagna every day.

  • Ciao Italia - L'Orto di Gaetano: Guy's Garden (Season 14 Episode 4)
    Season 14 Episode 4:

    L'Orto di Gaetano: Guy's Garden

    Insalata balsamico, fresh lettuce salad with balsamic vinegar.

  • Ciao Italia - Le Torte di Verdure: Vegetable Tarts (Season 14 Episode 3)
    Season 14 Episode 3:

    Le Torte di Verdure: Vegetable Tarts

    Eggplant casserole, baked yellow squash tartlets topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano and balsamic vinegar.

  • Ciao Italia - Parmigiano Reggiano! (Season 14 Episode 2)
    Season 14 Episode 2:

    Parmigiano Reggiano!

    Toasted cheese cannelloni shells filled with Mortadella filling; Parmigiano-Reggiano cheesecake topped with fruit.

  • Ciao Italia - Bologna la Grassa: Bologna the Fat (Season 14 Episode 1)
    Season 14 Episode 1:

    Bologna la Grassa: Bologna the Fat

    Asparagus and prosciutto sandwiches, Swiss chard pie, flat breads filled with Parmigiano and other cheeses.

  • Ciao Italia - Panforte di Sienna: Siena's Strong Bread (Season 13 Episode 26)
    Season 13 Episode 26:

    Panforte di Sienna: Siena's Strong Bread

    Panforte, which blends currants, nutmeg and other spices.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinando al fresco: Cooking al Fresco (Season 13 Episode 25)
    Season 13 Episode 25:

    Cucinando al fresco: Cooking al Fresco

    Penne and peas; grilled fish stuffed with fennel; grilled eggplant; green bean salad; pastry creme and fruit.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinare con il Vino: Cooking With Wine (Season 13 Episode 24)
    Season 13 Episode 24:

    Cucinare con il Vino: Cooking With Wine

    Hand-rolled pasta; venison stew.

  • Ciao Italia - Biscotti per Te: Cookies for You (Season 13 Episode 23)
    Season 13 Episode 23:

    Biscotti per Te: Cookies for You

    Almond cookies; nut-filled cookies called cavallucci di siena.

  • Ciao Italia - Tonno in Scatola: Tuna in a Can (Season 13 Episode 22)
    Season 13 Episode 22:

    Tonno in Scatola: Tuna in a Can

    Tomatoes stuffed with tuna; tuna, potato and caper salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Dolci Toscani: Tuscan Treats (Season 13 Episode 21)
    Season 13 Episode 21:

    Dolci Toscani: Tuscan Treats

    Rice cakes; powdered-sugar strips.

  • Ciao Italia - Vini e Formaggi Toscani: Tuscan Wines and Cheeses (Season 13 Episode 20)
    Season 13 Episode 20:

    Vini e Formaggi Toscani: Tuscan Wines and Cheeses

    Pecorino cheese in olive oil, pecorino and fava beans, pecorino cheese salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Pesce in Umido: Fish Stew (Season 13 Episode 19)
    Season 13 Episode 19:

    Pesce in Umido: Fish Stew

    Fish stew with swordfish, shrimp, scallops, monkfish and squid.

  • Ciao Italia - Gnocchi di Damiano: Damiano's Gnocchi (Season 13 Episode 18)
    Season 13 Episode 18:

    Gnocchi di Damiano: Damiano's Gnocchi

    Potato gnocchi; spinach and ricotta cheese gnocchi.

  • Ciao Italia - Mele per la Salute: Apples for Health (Season 13 Episode 17)
    Season 13 Episode 17:

    Mele per la Salute: Apples for Health

    Apples with raspberry sauce; fried apples; apple cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Porri: Leeks (Season 13 Episode 16)
    Season 13 Episode 16:

    Porri: Leeks

    Leek tart; cream of leek soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Ribollita! (Season 13 Episode 15)
    Season 13 Episode 15:

    Ribollita!

    Tuscan soups; onion soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Polpettine Della Nonna: Grandmother's Meatballs (Season 13 Episode 14)
    Season 13 Episode 14:

    Polpettine Della Nonna: Grandmother's Meatballs

    Tuscan meatballs made with meat, mushrooms and parsley; baked meatballs.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciao Italia (Season 13 Episode 13)
    Season 13 Episode 13:

    Ciao Italia

    Florence-style spinach; Florence-style peas; zucchini tart, Viareggio style.

  • Ciao Italia - L'Ora Della Merenda: Snack Time (Season 13 Episode 12)
    Season 13 Episode 12:

    L'Ora Della Merenda: Snack Time

    Horatio's flatbread, sweet rosemary-currant rolls and fried dough bites.

  • Ciao Italia - Carne di Maiale: Pork (Season 13 Episode 11)
    Season 13 Episode 11:

    Carne di Maiale: Pork

    Rolled pork roast, complete with pan-fried potatoes and a sprig of fennel; sweet pork sausage with grapes.

  • Ciao Italia - Insalate dell'Orto: Salads From the Garden (Season 13 Episode 10)
    Season 13 Episode 10:

    Insalate dell'Orto: Salads From the Garden

    Bread-filled salad with tomatoes, onions and sweet peppers; mixed green salad; green tomato salad; party-size bowl of vegetables.

  • Ciao Italia - Erbe Toscane: Tuscan Herbs (Season 13 Episode 9)
    Season 13 Episode 9:

    Erbe Toscane: Tuscan Herbs

    An herb rub comprised of rosemary and sage for a chicken stuffed with lemon; risotto with asparagus.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinare in Fattoria: Farm Cooking (Season 13 Episode 8)
    Season 13 Episode 8:

    Cucinare in Fattoria: Farm Cooking

    Traditional Italian farming methods; farro salad; chicken breasts with white wine; chocolate cookies.

  • Ciao Italia - Pane Toscano: Tuscan Bread (Season 13 Episode 7)
    Season 13 Episode 7:

    Pane Toscano: Tuscan Bread

    Tuscan bread; frying crostini for three toppings -- tomato-basil-garlic, chicken liver and sage and olive tunafish.

  • Ciao Italia - Zuppe Classiche Toscane: Classic Tuscan Soups (Season 13 Episode 6)
    Season 13 Episode 6:

    Zuppe Classiche Toscane: Classic Tuscan Soups

    Two Tuscan soups - tomato pap and Cibreo's yellow pepper soup.

  • Ciao Italia - La Cena Toscana: Tuscan Supper (Season 13 Episode 5)
    Season 13 Episode 5:

    La Cena Toscana: Tuscan Supper

    Bistecca alla fiorentina, a hot-and-spicy chicken dish, pollo al mattone, vegetable medley.

  • Ciao Italia - Buccellato di Lucca: Buccellato Cake (Season 13 Episode 4)
    Season 13 Episode 4:

    Buccellato di Lucca: Buccellato Cake

    A Rhode Island baker creates everything from crusty rolls to flatbreads and slipper breads; a sweet dough buccellato.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta Casalingo: Homemade Pasta (Season 13 Episode 3)
    Season 13 Episode 3:

    Pasta Casalingo: Homemade Pasta

    Wild boar stew, tagliatelle with ragu sauce, pappardelle with mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Schiacciata: Flat Bread (Season 13 Episode 2)
    Season 13 Episode 2:

    Schiacciata: Flat Bread

    Double-crusted flatbread filled with grapes; orange-accented Florentine flat cake.

  • Ciao Italia - Mangiafagioli!: Eat Beans! (Season 13 Episode 1)
    Season 13 Episode 1:

    Mangiafagioli!: Eat Beans!

    Florence, Italy; pasta and beans; topping made with escarole.

  • Ciao Italia - Antipasti Umbri (Season 12 Episode 26)
    Season 12 Episode 26:

    Antipasti Umbri

    An antipasti feast which includes meats, cheeses and vegetables.

  • Ciao Italia - Torcolo de San Costanzo (Season 12 Episode 25)
    Season 12 Episode 25:

    Torcolo de San Costanzo

    Sweet bread; bread with citron, raisin and anise.

  • Ciao Italia - Torta di Frutta Fresca (Season 12 Episode 24)
    Season 12 Episode 24:

    Torta di Frutta Fresca

    Fresh fruit tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Facciamo le Spese (Season 12 Episode 23)
    Season 12 Episode 23:

    Facciamo le Spese

    Alimentari; dried kidney beans; lentils; creme contadina; minestra di lenticchie e riso.

  • Ciao Italia - Frittatina di Verdure (Season 12 Episode 22)
    Season 12 Episode 22:

    Frittatina di Verdure

    Vegetable garden; vegetable frittata.

  • Ciao Italia - Tartufi Neri (Season 12 Episode 21)
    Season 12 Episode 21:

    Tartufi Neri

    Spaghetti with black truffles, veal with black truffles and strawberries.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciambella all'Anice (Season 12 Episode 20)
    Season 12 Episode 20:

    Ciambella all'Anice

    Ciambella, a ring-shaped bread, baked in honor of St. Joseph.

  • Ciao Italia - Pesce di Lago Trasimeno (Season 12 Episode 19)
    Season 12 Episode 19:

    Pesce di Lago Trasimeno

    Fisherman; eels; carp in fennel sauce; fish stew.

  • Ciao Italia - Festa dei Ceri (Season 12 Episode 18)
    Season 12 Episode 18:

    Festa dei Ceri

    Cheese bread; oldest festival in Italy;

  • Ciao Italia - Vini di Montefalco (Season 12 Episode 17)
    Season 12 Episode 17:

    Vini di Montefalco

    Winery; veal scallops; Umbrian ragout; ziti.

  • Ciao Italia - Torta al Testo (Season 12 Episode 16)
    Season 12 Episode 16:

    Torta al Testo

    A sandwich with prosciutto, pecorino romano cheese and spinach layered between pieces of flatbread; prosciutto pie.

  • Ciao Italia - Spiedo Misto (Season 12 Episode 15)
    Season 12 Episode 15:

    Spiedo Misto

    A mixed grill of meat, poultry and pork that can be grilled or baked.

  • Ciao Italia - La Domenica in Italia (Season 12 Episode 14)
    Season 12 Episode 14:

    La Domenica in Italia

    Sunday dinner which includes meat cappelletti.

  • Ciao Italia - Terrina di Verza (Season 12 Episode 13)
    Season 12 Episode 13:

    Terrina di Verza

    Cabbage leaves stuffed with a meat mixture and topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Cioccolato! (Season 12 Episode 12)
    Season 12 Episode 12:

    Cioccolato!

    Chocolate spumone, cinnamon-laced stewed pears topped with melted chocolate and raspberry sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Biscotti Umbri (Season 12 Episode 11)
    Season 12 Episode 11:

    Biscotti Umbri

    Almond crescent cookies; anise ring biscuits.

  • Ciao Italia - Le Verdure Fresche (Season 12 Episode 10)
    Season 12 Episode 10:

    Le Verdure Fresche

    Spaghetti with asparagus tips; grilled eggplant; green sauce; scafatta.

  • Ciao Italia - Ciaramicola (Season 12 Episode 9)
    Season 12 Episode 9:

    Ciaramicola

    A fantasy-like Easter Sunday bread with meringue and covered with sprinkles.

  • Ciao Italia - Spiedini Umbri (Season 12 Episode 8)
    Season 12 Episode 8:

    Spiedini Umbri

    Two Umbrian meat dishes -- meat rolls and veal scallops with capers.

  • Ciao Italia - Gnochi di Zucca Gialla (Season 12 Episode 7)
    Season 12 Episode 7:

    Gnochi di Zucca Gialla

    Gnocchi with prunes; squash gnocchi.

  • Ciao Italia - Parmigiano di Cipolla (Season 12 Episode 6)
    Season 12 Episode 6:

    Parmigiano di Cipolla

    Casserole made of slow-cooked onions, ragu and cream sauce, and Mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinando all'Eugubina (Season 12 Episode 5)
    Season 12 Episode 5:

    Cucinando all'Eugubina

    Chef Walter Potenza's slow-cooked rabbit dish; fried chicken Gubbian style.

  • Ciao Italia - Serpentone (Season 12 Episode 4)
    Season 12 Episode 4:

    Serpentone

    The serpentone, filled with raisins, walnuts, figs, prunes and apples, wrapped up in a sweet bread dough.

  • Ciao Italia - Fagioli e Lenticchie (Season 12 Episode 3)
    Season 12 Episode 3:

    Fagioli e Lenticchie

    Chickpea and farro salad; farro soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Maiale dell'Umbria (Season 12 Episode 2)
    Season 12 Episode 2:

    Maiale dell'Umbria

    Pork chops; pork scaloppine in green sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Tortine al Cioccolato (Season 12 Episode 1)
    Season 12 Episode 1:

    Tortine al Cioccolato

    Olive oil producer Fabio Ciri; chocolate cupcakes.

  • Ciao Italia - La Festa dell' Antipasti (Season 11 Episode 26)
    Season 11 Episode 26:

    La Festa dell' Antipasti

    Deep-fried sage leaves, liver pate, stuffed bell pepper wedges, endive with tuna dip.

  • Ciao Italia - Focaccia Rustica (Season 11 Episode 25)
    Season 11 Episode 25:

    Focaccia Rustica

    A light-tasting yeast dough with pumpkin seeds and topped with sauteed potatoes and glazed onions.

  • Ciao Italia - Pastiera Napoletana (Season 11 Episode 24)
    Season 11 Episode 24:

    Pastiera Napoletana

    Dough filled with rice, ricotta cheese and vanilla bean.

  • Ciao Italia - Biscotti Perfetti (Season 11 Episode 23)
    Season 11 Episode 23:

    Biscotti Perfetti

    Meringue and almond cookies; Tuscan cookie.

  • Ciao Italia - Pizze? Si! (Season 11 Episode 22)
    Season 11 Episode 22:

    Pizze? Si!

    A country-style pizza with scallions and olives, pizza with anchovies and black olives.

  • Ciao Italia - Zuppe per l'Inverno (Season 11 Episode 21)
    Season 11 Episode 21:

    Zuppe per l'Inverno

    A beef and vegetable soup ladled over polenta, cherry tomato, leek and rice soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Vorrebbe un Biscotto? (Season 11 Episode 20)
    Season 11 Episode 20:

    Vorrebbe un Biscotto?

    Italian-style cookies including pizzelle, pine nut cookies and nocciolate.

  • Ciao Italia - Gelato e Sorbetto (Season 11 Episode 19)
    Season 11 Episode 19:

    Gelato e Sorbetto

    Sorbets made with peaches, lavender sprigs and chamomile tea.

  • Ciao Italia - Insalate per Tutti (Season 11 Episode 18)
    Season 11 Episode 18:

    Insalate per Tutti

    Radicchio salad with sauteed pancetta and balsamic vinegar, marinated zucchini salad, Romaine lettuce salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Pollo Saporito (Season 11 Episode 17)
    Season 11 Episode 17:

    Pollo Saporito

    Chicken cooked in wine with juniper berries and balsamic vinegar, lemon-marinade chicken.

  • Ciao Italia - Semifreddo (Season 11 Episode 16)
    Season 11 Episode 16:

    Semifreddo

    Desserts; almonds.

  • Ciao Italia - Insalate con le Frutte (Season 11 Episode 15)
    Season 11 Episode 15:

    Insalate con le Frutte

    Walnut-coated goat cheese salad with cantaloupe, endive salad with oranges, olives and pomegranate seeds.

  • Ciao Italia - Gorgonzola! (Season 11 Episode 14)
    Season 11 Episode 14:

    Gorgonzola!

    Pizza with sun-dried tomatoes and Gorgonzola cheese, toasted bread rounds topped with fresh figs.

  • Ciao Italia - Pinza e Bussol (Season 11 Episode 13)
    Season 11 Episode 13:

    Pinza e Bussol

    A dense Venetian cake called pinza; bussole, Venetian ring cookies.

  • Ciao Italia - Erbazzone di Mara (Season 11 Episode 12)
    Season 11 Episode 12:

    Erbazzone di Mara

    Swiss chard, ricotta cheese, nutmeg and raisins wrapped in a pasta frolla dough.

  • Ciao Italia - Mangia Pasta (Season 11 Episode 11)
    Season 11 Episode 11:

    Mangia Pasta

    Leeks served with pasta, baked sausage and penne pasta, fettuccine with cannellini beans, onion and sauteed pancetta.

  • Ciao Italia - Carcofi, Carcofi (Season 11 Episode 10)
    Season 11 Episode 10:

    Carcofi, Carcofi

    Baked artichokes stuffed with a savory pork filling, sliced artichoke casserole.

  • Ciao Italia - Pandolce di Ezzelino (Season 11 Episode 9)
    Season 11 Episode 9:

    Pandolce di Ezzelino

    A hazelnut and walnut-filled sweet bread that, according to Italian tradition, has inexplicable healing powers.

  • Ciao Italia - Cucinare con le Frutte (Season 11 Episode 8)
    Season 11 Episode 8:

    Cucinare con le Frutte

    Guest chef Todd English helps prepare grilled pork loin served on a Gorgonzola cheese-filled waffle and topped with fruit.

  • Ciao Italia - Sartu (Season 11 Episode 7)
    Season 11 Episode 7:

    Sartu

    Neapolitan cuisine, including rice casserole with mushrooms, peas, pork and pecorino cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Panini, Panini e Piu (Season 11 Episode 6)
    Season 11 Episode 6:

    Panini, Panini e Piu

    The right breads and cold cuts to create authentic Italian sandwiches.

  • Ciao Italia - Peposo (Season 11 Episode 5)
    Season 11 Episode 5:

    Peposo

    Vin Santo-flavored Tuscan tilemakers' stew.

  • Ciao Italia - Dolci alle Frutte (Season 11 Episode 4)
    Season 11 Episode 4:

    Dolci alle Frutte

    Apricots simmered in a vanilla bean-laced white wine, Amarena-cherry tarts.

  • Ciao Italia - Mangiare Come un Napoleatano (Season 11 Episode 3)
    Season 11 Episode 3:

    Mangiare Come un Napoleatano

    Guest Arthur Schwartz helps prepare Neapolitan foods, including zucchini pyramids, cod fish-and-potato casserole and baba.

  • Ciao Italia - Pane di Fichi Secchi (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    Pane di Fichi Secchi

    Bread filled with dried figs.

  • Ciao Italia - Zupp di Succa Alla Venezianna (Season 11 Episode 1)
    Season 11 Episode 1:

    Zupp di Succa Alla Venezianna

    Nutmeg-laced butternut-squash soup topped with radicchio, baked trout.

  • Ciao Italia - Tough Meat, Tender Meat (Season 10 Episode 13)
    Season 10 Episode 13:

    Tough Meat, Tender Meat

    Marinating tough meat to make it tender; saving money while shopping for lamb and veal.

  • Ciao Italia - All Kinds of Gnocchi (Season 10 Episode 12)
    Season 10 Episode 12:

    All Kinds of Gnocchi

    Potato gnocchi served with tomato sauce; gnocchi made from bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Tasty Tomatoes (Season 10 Episode 11)
    Season 10 Episode 11:

    Tasty Tomatoes

    Tomato and bread salad; different varieties of tomatoes.

  • Ciao Italia - Cooking With Cooked Ham (Season 10 Episode 10)
    Season 10 Episode 10:

    Cooking With Cooked Ham

    Baked ham; ham-pea soup; lentils.

  • Ciao Italia - Onions and Baby Onions (Season 10 Episode 9)
    Season 10 Episode 9:

    Onions and Baby Onions

    Stuffed onions; sweet-and-sour onions; caramelized onions; planting onions.

  • Ciao Italia - Amarena Cherry Roll (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    Amarena Cherry Roll

    Sicilian cassata cake decorated with green pistachio paste and candied fruits, molded jellyroll cake filled with amarena cherry jam.

  • Ciao Italia - Salted Cod (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    Salted Cod

    Dried cod with farro, cold cod and cauliflower salad.

  • Ciao Italia - Green Vegetables (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    Green Vegetables

    Fava bean spread for crusty bread, saute for mustard green and black olives, broccolini.

  • Ciao Italia - Spinach Mold (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    Spinach Mold

    Souffle; dandelions; spinach; heavy cream; Parmesan cheese; yellow tomato sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Mara's Rice Bomb (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    Mara's Rice Bomb

    Toronto; molded rice; ham; culinary folklore.

  • Ciao Italia - Beautiful Eggplant (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    Beautiful Eggplant

    Baked eggplant, spaghetti with eggplant meatballs.

  • Ciao Italia - Stuffed Bread (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Stuffed Bread

    A Calabrian cold-cut sandwich, double-crusted focaccia stuffed with red and yellow peppers.

  • Ciao Italia - Mom's Whiskey Cake (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Mom's Whiskey Cake

    Mary Ann Esposito's mother; chicken cacciatore; stuffed peppers; dessert.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta With Fresh Cheese (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    Pasta With Fresh Cheese

    Timballo, rigatoni with mozzarella and ricotta.

  • Ciao Italia - Fantastic Frittatas (Season 9 Episode 12)
    Season 9 Episode 12:

    Fantastic Frittatas

    Making dishes from leftover pasta; frittate coated in breadcrumbs; fried frittate using flavored pastas.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta From Puglia (Season 9 Episode 11)
    Season 9 Episode 11:

    Pasta From Puglia

    Orecchiette with a lamb ragu, orecchiette with dandelion greens.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta From Sicily (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    Pasta From Sicily

    Spaghetti; whiting; rigatoni; cauliflower; casserole.

  • Ciao Italia - Trenette (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Trenette

    Trenette dressed with pesto sauce, tortelli filled with potato and cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Sweet Pasta (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Sweet Pasta

    Pasta dessert; pasta cake; sweet ravioli.

  • Ciao Italia - Macaroni From Campania (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Macaroni From Campania

    A quick macaroni meal, spaghetti and clam sauce, pasta pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta From the Garden (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Pasta From the Garden

    Pasta with yellow beets, red beets, roasted vegetables and served in a creamy white sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Cannelloni With Herbs (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Cannelloni With Herbs

    Cannelloni with whole herbs and filled with low-fat lemon-ricotta filling.

  • Ciao Italia - Special Pasta (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Special Pasta

    Pici with mint and walnut sauce, pettole with lamb and champagne ragu.

  • Ciao Italia - Tiny Pasta for Big Soups (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Tiny Pasta for Big Soups

    How to use tiny pastas; three-squash soup with orzo.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta From Calabria (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Pasta From Calabria

    Making homemade fusilli and a sauce to serve with it.

  • Ciao Italia - Pasta From Sardinia (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Pasta From Sardinia

    Fregola with clams, malloreddus served with sausage sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Would You Like Pie or Cake (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:

    Would You Like Pie or Cake

    Dessert recipes including a fresh fruit tart and a crumbly cake from Mantua, Italy.

  • Ciao Italia - Dried Beans and More! (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    Dried Beans and More!

    A hearty three-bean and mussel soup, a ring pasta and dried fava bean soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Cookies Without Egg Yolks (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Cookies Without Egg Yolks

    Two traditional Italian cookie recipes made without egg yolks.

  • Ciao Italia - Fresh and Tasty Salads (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    Fresh and Tasty Salads

    Fresh salads, including fruit, herb and carrot, and green beans with chickpeas.

  • Ciao Italia - One Potato, Two Potatoes (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    One Potato, Two Potatoes

    Three potato recipes, including baked croquettes and a pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - Country Picnic (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    Country Picnic

    Cauliflower frittata; asparagus; red pepper salad; carrot cakes.

  • Ciao Italia - Breads With Dried Fruit (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Breads With Dried Fruit

    Regional sweet breads from northern Italy and Sicily.

  • Ciao Italia - Long Live Olive Oil! (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Long Live Olive Oil!

    Extra-virgin olive oil is used to make bruschetta and marinated sole.

  • Ciao Italia - Smooth & Cold Desserts (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Smooth & Cold Desserts

    Pomegranate and orange gelatin, citrus granita and ice cream.

  • Ciao Italia - White Wine, Red Wine (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    White Wine, Red Wine

    Braised beef in red wine, and chicken stuffed with spinach and Fontina cheese in a white wine sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Let's Eat Pasta and Fish! (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Let's Eat Pasta and Fish!

    A classic Southern Italian clam and pasta dish; Sicilian-style preserved tuna is tossed with spaghetti.

  • Ciao Italia - Ravioli With Fresh Mushrooms (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Ravioli With Fresh Mushrooms

    Ravioli with fresh mushrooms, suitable for serving as an elegant first course.

  • Ciao Italia - Dinner on the Grill (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Dinner on the Grill

    Mary Ann Esposito makes pizza, marinated pork tenderloin and dessert on the grill.

  • Ciao Italia - Traditional Filled Cookies (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Traditional Filled Cookies

    Mary Ann Esposito prepares two favorite filled cookie recipes.

  • Ciao Italia - Aristocratic Pasta (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Aristocratic Pasta

    Rare Italian cookbooks; molded pasta dishes.

  • Ciao Italia - Thanksgiving Dinner (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    Italian-style Thanksgiving; butterflied turkey breast; cranberry sauce; vegetables; fig/pear tart.

  • Ciao Italia - Rustic Summer Menu (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Rustic Summer Menu

    Tuscan-style chicken; stuffed eggplant; amaretti/chocolate cake.

  • Ciao Italia - From the Garden (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    From the Garden

    Tomatoes stuffed with rice, zucchini and mint soup, baked fennel.

  • Ciao Italia - Quick Cooking (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Quick Cooking

    An elegant, quickly prepared menu suitable for company.

  • Ciao Italia - Bridal Luncheon (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Bridal Luncheon

    Cheese-filled beet pasta; potato-filled Swiss chard molds; herb-scented salmon.

  • Ciao Italia - Italian Snacks (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Italian Snacks

    Flavored bread sticks; potato fritters; olive pizzas.

  • Ciao Italia - Half Bread, Half Cake (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Half Bread, Half Cake

    The proper baking equipment for making pandorato and panforto holiday breads.

  • Ciao Italia - Vegetarian Buffet (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Vegetarian Buffet

    A vegetable lasagna and basil-scented pizza dough topped with tomatoes and zucchini.

  • Ciao Italia - Gifts From the Kitchen (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Gifts From the Kitchen

    Italian food gifts; almond crunch candy; raspberry/mint vinegar; thyme/peppercorn oil.

  • Ciao Italia - Happy Anniversary (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Happy Anniversary

    A celebratory meal featuring stuffed pork chops and a zuppa inglese dessert.

  • Ciao Italia - New Year's & Epiphany Menu (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    New Year's & Epiphany Menu

    Mary Ann Esposito celebrates Italian food with a menu suitable for welcoming the new year that includes a holiday bread recipe.

  • Ciao Italia - Fresh, Quick Sauces (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Fresh, Quick Sauces

    A trio of quick pasta sauces: an uncooked tomato sauce, a sun-dried tomato sauce and a black olive sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - A Vegetarian Meal (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    A Vegetarian Meal

    A vegetarian meal featuring portobello mushrooms, stuffed red peppers and fried zucchini.

  • Ciao Italia - All Rice (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    All Rice

    Rice dishes including a rice ball, an eggplant and rice casserole and rice cakes.

  • Ciao Italia - Cherries as You Like Them (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Cherries as You Like Them

    Mary Ann Esposito makes cherry rolls and her mother's dried cherry cookies.

  • Ciao Italia - A Winter Meal (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    A Winter Meal

    Recipes for a winter meal, including sage polenta and a rabbit dish.

  • Ciao Italia - Favorite Antipasti (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Favorite Antipasti

    Making sausage antipasto, a shrimp cocktail and a rotolo di prosciutto.

  • Ciao Italia - Summer Desserts (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Summer Desserts

    Roasting coffee beans for espresso; chocolate cake; amaretto cream pudding.

  • Ciao Italia - Cannelloni (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Cannelloni

    Cannelloni stuffed with porcini mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Special Pizzas (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Special Pizzas

    Stuffed pizza; potato pizza.

  • Ciao Italia - A Visit to the Fish Market (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    A Visit to the Fish Market

    Shrimp with linguine; baked squid and scallops; Venetian marinated sole.

  • Ciao Italia - Holiday Breads (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Holiday Breads

    Making a dove-shaped bread called colomba and several variations.

  • Ciao Italia - Let's Make Soup! (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Let's Make Soup!

    Classic onion soup, zucchini soup with ditalini pasta.

  • Ciao Italia - A Pugliese Meal (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    A Pugliese Meal

    A meal typical of the Puglia region: orecchiette pasta, fava beans with chicory and dried figs.

  • Ciao Italia - Everything From Almonds (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Everything From Almonds

    Almond orchard; almond cookies; sweet-dough bread with almond paste.

  • Ciao Italia - Harvest Time (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Harvest Time

    A summer tomato tart; marinated butternut squash.

  • Ciao Italia - Fried Foods (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Fried Foods

    Making the Sicilian street food panelle, a fried potato fritter and a salad.

  • Ciao Italia - How Do You Make Cheese? (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    How Do You Make Cheese?

    Ricotta cheese is fried, baked and prepared as a frittata filling.

  • Ciao Italia - Homemade Soups (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Homemade Soups

    A trio of soup recipes: lettuce, asparagus, tomato and Swiss chard.

  • Ciao Italia - Artichokes, Artichokes, Artichokes (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Artichokes, Artichokes, Artichokes

    Stewed artichokes; stuffed artichokes; deep-fried artichokes.

  • Ciao Italia - Two Exquisite Desserts (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Two Exquisite Desserts

    Chocolate mascarpone cake; frozen dessert with Italian nougat.

  • Ciao Italia - Wide Pasta (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Wide Pasta

    Making fresh pasta noodles without egg yolks; veal ragu; making stock.

  • Ciao Italia - Marchigiani Food (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Marchigiani Food

    A traditional seafood stew from Italy's Marche region and crescia bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Sicilian Bread (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Sicilian Bread

    Baker Carmelo Di Martino makes old-fashioned Sicilian bread; Mary Ann Esposito makes a spinach and pine nut pie, pizza and braided olive bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Tasty Escarole (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Tasty Escarole

    An escarole, potato and chickpea torte, stuffed escarole, escarole soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Mom's Cookies (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Mom's Cookies

    Mary Ann Esposito makes a wedding cookie tree featuring many kinds of biscotti, including miniature cream-filled tarts.

  • Ciao Italia - A Sicilian Meal (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    A Sicilian Meal

    Mary Ann Esposito celebrates Sicily as she prepares swordfish; Maria Iapichino makes pasta with sardines.

  • Ciao Italia - Home-Style Pizza (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Home-Style Pizza

    Ideas for a variety of pizzas that can be made at home.

  • Ciao Italia - Mom's Food (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Mom's Food

    Mary Ann Esposito prepares some of her mother's favorite foods, including a macaroni and beef casserole.

  • Ciao Italia - Bolognese Tart (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Bolognese Tart

    A Bolognese dessert tart topped with fresh figs.

  • Ciao Italia - Beans and Lentils (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Beans and Lentils

    A pasta and bean stew; a sausage and lentil dish from a crock pot.

  • Ciao Italia - Musical Macaroni (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Musical Macaroni

    A Lowell, Mass., pasta museum; homemade pasta is topped with a tomato and lamb ragu.

  • Ciao Italia - Mixed Grill (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Mixed Grill

    A cookout featuring three grilled meats, a chilled rice salad and a molded cream dessert.

  • Ciao Italia - The Great Pie (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Great Pie

    An Italian torte is prepared using pork sausage, leeks and fresh herbs encased in dough.

  • Ciao Italia - Nothing for Supper (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Nothing for Supper

    Dinner from leftovers.

  • Ciao Italia - Flat Breads (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Flat Breads

    Various regional Italian toppings for flat bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Grandmother's Eggs (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Grandmother's Eggs

    Eggs wrapped in dough, deep fried and topped with tomato sauce; a rich vegetable soup.

  • Ciao Italia - Dumplings (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Dumplings

    Potato and pumpkin gnocchi; dumplings.

  • Ciao Italia - Two Caponatas (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Two Caponatas

    Onions, eggplant and cocoa are combined in a sweet-and-sour Sicilian antipasto dish.

  • Ciao Italia - Fried Pennette (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Fried Pennette

    Skillet-cooked pasta served with a porcini mushroom sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Bones of the Dead (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Bones of the Dead

    A traditional cookie of egg whites and almonds that is coated with semisweet chocolate.

  • Ciao Italia - Two Desserts With Honey (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Two Desserts With Honey

    Two honey pastries: deep-fried sweet dough balls and taralli.

  • Ciao Italia - A Rolled, Stuffed Pasta (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    A Rolled, Stuffed Pasta

    A rolled spinach pasta dish that is topped with a Gorgonzola cheese sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Patricia's Tirami Su (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Patricia's Tirami Su

    Lady fingers, brandy, espresso, mascarpone cheese and dark cocoa are made into a dessert.

  • Ciao Italia - Bread on a Stone (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Bread on a Stone

    After making a rustic bread without an oven, Mary Ann prepares a spinach, cheese and prosciutto sandwich.

  • Ciao Italia - Fresh Vegetables (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Fresh Vegetables

    Zucchini, sweet peppers, fennel and yellow squash are prepared in four simple dishes.

  • Ciao Italia - Eels of Trasimeno (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Eels of Trasimeno

    An almond and egg white confection called the Eels of Trasimeno.

  • Ciao Italia - An Umbrian Dinner (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    An Umbrian Dinner

    An Umbrian-style dinner is spiced up with a marinade of balsamic vinegar, rosemary and red peppercorns.

  • Ciao Italia - Recipes of the Mind (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Recipes of the Mind

    Mary Ann re-creates two Old World recipes: pepper rolls and pumpkin bread.

  • Ciao Italia - Little Bears (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Little Bears

    A sweet bread dough is formed into bear shapes with raisin eyes.

  • Ciao Italia - Mary Ann's Lasagna (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Mary Ann's Lasagna

    A 14th-century Italian recipe for lasagna; Mary Ann prepares an eggplant and fresh noodle lasagna.

  • Ciao Italia - Polenta Party (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Polenta Party

    Polenta is prepared as a side dish, sandwich, lasagna and a stew.

  • Ciao Italia - Genoa-Style Minestrone (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Genoa-Style Minestrone

    Mary Ann Esposito begins this cooking series' third season with minestrone alla Genovese.

  • Ciao Italia - Fruit Desserts (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Fruit Desserts

    Making a pear-and-wine dessert and a fresh fruit torte with mascarpone cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Rustic Tuscan Bread (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Rustic Tuscan Bread

    Mary Ann makes Tuscan bread and then uses it to prepare panzanella.

  • Ciao Italia - Homemade Soups (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Homemade Soups

    Two hearty chicken broth soups using cappelleti and grated pasta.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Timballo (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Classic Timballo

    An eggplant "cake" stuffed with pasta, cheese, tomato sauce and meatballs.

  • Ciao Italia - Milanese Panettone (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Milanese Panettone

    Preparing the holiday bread panettone; a visit with author Tomie de Paola.

  • Ciao Italia - Dishes With Wine (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Dishes With Wine

    Marinated roast beef; a chicken and rabbit dish made with white wine.

  • Ciao Italia - Salads Italian Style (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Salads Italian Style

    Italian salads using raddichio and arugula; spinach with parmesan chips.

  • Ciao Italia - Fruit of the Sea (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Fruit of the Sea

    Seafood recipes including frutta di mare salad and baked stuffed squid.

  • Ciao Italia - Fresh Vegetable Dishes (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Fresh Vegetable Dishes

    Mary Ann Esposito makes stuffed tomatoes and her grandmother's filled potatoes.

  • Ciao Italia - Quick Dishes (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Quick Dishes

    Mary Ann prepares a fritatta using eggs, cheese, seasonings and spaghetti.

  • Ciao Italia - Wedding Cookies (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Wedding Cookies

    Biscotti with almonds and anise; pizzelle.

  • Ciao Italia - Crepes With Four Cheeses (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Crepes With Four Cheeses

    Crespelli are made using four cheeses including provolone.

  • Ciao Italia - Flavored Pasta (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Flavored Pasta

    Coloring and flavoring pasta; tomato-cream sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - Italian Picnic (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Italian Picnic

    Stuffing a loaf of bread with Italian meats, cheeses and spices; rigatoni.

  • Ciao Italia - Gnocchi North & South (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Gnocchi North & South

    Preparing two kinds of dumplings: semolina and potato gnocchi.

  • Ciao Italia - From Guy's Garden (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    From Guy's Garden

    Preserving the just-harvested flavor of tomatoes, eggplant and fennel.

  • Ciao Italia - Sausage, Peppers & Porcini (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Sausage, Peppers & Porcini

    Homemade sausage and a side dish of sweet peppers and porcini mushrooms.

  • Ciao Italia - Dishes With Garlic (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Dishes With Garlic

    Garlic recipes including beef braciole and stuffed artichokes.

  • Ciao Italia - Milanese Veal (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Milanese Veal

    Preparing Milanese-style veal marsala and risotto.

  • Ciao Italia - I Dolci (Sweet Italian Pastries) (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    I Dolci (Sweet Italian Pastries)

    Preparing Italian pastries, including cannoli and sfogliatelle.

  • Ciao Italia - Nonna's Chicken (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Nonna's Chicken

    Mary Ann shares her grandmother's chicken recipe; stuffed zucchini blossoms.

  • Ciao Italia - Classic Bean Dishes (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Classic Bean Dishes

    Bean recipes including "Marriage Soup" and Tuscan beans.

  • Ciao Italia - Ravioli With Lobster (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Ravioli With Lobster

    Lobster-stuffed ravioli with red pepper sauce.

  • Ciao Italia - One Dough, Many Uses (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    One Dough, Many Uses

    Turning bread dough into pizza, broccoli and pepperoni rolls, bread sticks.

  • Ciao Italia - Elegant Antipasto (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Elegant Antipasto

    Antipasto recipes including bruschetta and eggplant with melted cheese.

  • Ciao Italia - Quick, Fresh Sauces (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Quick, Fresh Sauces

    Mary Ann Esposito prepares tomato sauce, basil pesto, a cheese and cream sauce.

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