Ciao, Italia!: Mary Ann Esposito is America’s ambassador for Italian cooking

Jan 30, 2014 1803

by Anthony Schillaci

Two years ago when we visited the Sun WineFest at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Conn., we were standing in front of the booth of a wonderful new food magazine, Northeast Flavor, and talking with its editor, Jean Kerr. Feeling a presence standing next to us, we turned and quickly recognized the famed PBS TV chef/host and writer, Mary Ann Esposito.

"Hi, Mary Ann," we said. "Hello there, guys!" was Mary Ann's immediate warm and enthusiastic reply. We blurted out "OMG, you're just like a real person!" To which, without missing a beat, Mary Ann exclaimed "But I AM a real person!"

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