Ciao Italia Family Classics

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

- Sicilian Rice Balls
- Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers, and Lemon
- Risotto with Dried Porcini Mushrooms
- Lasagna Verdi Bologna Stylegnese
- Homemade Italian Sweet Sausage
- Veal Cutlet Sorrento Style
- Roasted Sea Bass with Fennel, Oranges, and Olives
- Almond Cheesecake
- Orange-Scented Madeleines

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

Sample recipes from Ciao Italia Family Classics

Mom's Meatballs

Your Mother's Meatballs...PerfectedWho invented the meatball? That's like asking who invented pasta. We will never know. "Recipes" from l...

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Glaze

Make the dough for these light and delicate tasting cinnamon rolls and refrigerate it overnight to really develop the flavor.

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Mom's Dried Cherry, Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Shortbread Cookies

Start your holiday baking with this easy to make slice and bake shortbread cookie.

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Slow Cooker Italian Style Pot Roast

With work, school, and social activities on your calendar, you might think you don't have time to cook a delicious meal. That's why this recipe for Slow Cooker Italian Style Pot Roast will be just what you need! This easy pot roast recipe has more than 10 ingredients, but don't let the length of the ingredients list stop you. This slow cooker beef recipe is easy to make and can be ready to serve in about eight hours if cooked on the LOW heat setting.

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Fudgy Chocolate Tart with Walnut Cream Sauce

For me nothing says Valentines Day like something chocolate from your kitchen. Rich, different and decadent, this cake will become a favo...

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Bowties with Pistachio Nuts

This fun to put together pasta dish is ready in just a few minutes. And the bonus is it has a lot going on in the flavor department, texture, a little heat and comforting pasta. Whats not to like?

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Risotto con Fragole (Strawberry Risotto)

Fruit risotto IS made in some regions of Italy as an example of alta cucina (gourmet cooking). Strawberry season is here so why not try this creamy and dreamy strawberry risotto made with Arborio rice.

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Cubanelle Peppers Stuffed with Farro

Cubanelle peppers, sometimes referred to as Italian frying peppers, are a great choice as a side or main dish. Fill the cavities with everything from sausage and onions to rice and whole grains like farro, a variety of wheat berry enjoying renewed interest today for its teeming health properties.

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Basil Infused Grilled Fruit Salad

I went overboard with basil plants this year and now I am inundated with it and there is only so much pesto and caprese salads one can make. I freeze a lot of the leaves, whole to use in winter soups and stews and came up with a really nice refreshing use for grilled fruit. Right now nectarines, peaches, apricots and plums are at their peak and this lovely to look at and even better to eat grilled fruit salad is just right as the finale to a summer supper. What is unique about it, is the infusion of fresh basil syrup.

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