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Ciao Italia

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Mary Ann's got cream puffs on her mind, light as a cloud, crunchy and delicious, and filled with wondrous delights. And who better to make them with than master pastry chef and chocolatier Wilhelm Wanders at the Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont.

The secret to great Sicilian Bread? Start it one day, finish the next, which is what Mary Ann does to create lovely loaves of Pane Siciliano. Then she makes deep fried "Little Bellies" of dough stuffed with Prosciutto di San Daniele, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

Mary Ann makes magic with a fresh pasta creation that looks like candy and tastes like heaven, called Caramelle. Each bite-sized, tiny pillow shaped masterpiece, twisted at each end, filled with ricotta cheese, prosciutto di parma, parmigiano reggiano cheese, then goes for a happy swim in a butter sauce, on its way to your waiting fork.

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Thu Apr 2nd, 9:00am
Thu Apr 2nd, 12:00pm
Thu Apr 2nd, 4:00pm
Fri Apr 3rd, 3:00am
Sun Apr 5th, 12:00am

Sicilian-born, Rose Faro knows a thing or two about her native, Catania cooking, and invites Mary Ann to her home kitchen where they prepare a family feast, starting with Asparagus Fritters, then a hearty Sicilian Eggplant Parmesan, and finish things off with creating the main course of Oven-Roasted Lamb Stew. You don't have to be Sicilian to love Sicilian cooking.

Founder of "Tuscan Brands" and entrepreneur par excellence Joe Faro shows Mary Ann the ins and outs of one of his Italy-themed "Tuscan Markets" An accomplished cook in his own right, and Mary Ann joining in the adventure, Joe uses succulent chunks of fresh-caught and steamed Maine lobster to create one of his Tuscan Restaurant's signature dish, Lobster Ravioli in Butter Sauce.

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Thu Apr 23rd, 9:00am
Thu Apr 23rd, 12:00pm
Thu Apr 23rd, 4:00pm
Fri Apr 24th, 3:00am
Sun Apr 26th, 12:00am

Mary Ann reels in the perfect recipe for Neapolitan Fish Soup, chock full of clams, squid, scallops, shrimp, tomatoes and much, much more. Then it's time for Swordfish Sicilian Style sizzling on the \grill, and topped with a tart and delicious sauce of cherry tomatoes, green olives, tangy capers and pine nuts.

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