The Amalfi Coast with Mary Ann Esposito
19-29 September 2009
In the glow of twilight, steep rocky mountains sparkle like jewels, with white buildings clinging to their slopes and cascading down to the sea. At their feet, the azure blue water of the Mediterranean laps softly against the shoreline. It is unmistakably the Amalfi Coast, a fabled playground of enchanting storybook villages, majestic sea views and an intoxicating local cuisine.
What better way to discover the extraordinary cooking of the Amalfi Coast than with Mary Ann Esposito, host of the longest running Italian cooking show on public television, Ciao Italia, now entering its nineteenth season. Mary Ann will travel with the group through the entire tour and conduct two hands-on cooking lessons in which she'll help you to prepare her favorite recipes from the Campania region. In addition to visiting all of the famous places on the Amalfi Coast, including Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Capri, we'll also take you to local producers for demonstrations of the region's finest food products.
About Your Host
Mary Ann Esposito is public television's most-watched Italian-American chef with over 1.3 million viewers each week. Her series, Ciao Italia, has aired on more than 230 public television stations nationwide since its debut in 1989. She is the author of ten best-selling cookbooks, most recently Ciao Italia Slow and Easy in 2007, published by St. Martin's Press.Mary Ann has appeared nationally on The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, Discovery Channel's Home Matters, Lifetime's Our Home, the Food Network, and numerous commercial and public television stations across the country. She has been featured in USA Today, Family Circle, TV Guide, Quarterly Review of Wine and many metropolitan newspapers.
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