This week’s legendary guest is no stranger to our show, and this week she’s here to celebrate the release of her latest book, “Ciao Italia: Plant, Harvest, Cook!”  and celebrate her 30th season as TV’s longest-running cooking show host! Chef, author, and Italian American icon Mary Ann Esposito is the creator and host of the nationally televised PBS...

Thursday February 3, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). I AM Books in partnership with NIAF presents “Our Voyage: Italian American Stories” — a 10-event series focusing on Italian American authors and literary themes. These one-hour conversations are free and open to the public, but registration for the Zoom event is required. After r...

Italian emigration to the United States came, of course, initially to the East Coast. Then the Italians spread throughout America, but many remained on the Atlantic coast. Not all of them, however, settled in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Some went north and stayed in Rhode Island, others further up Massachusetts, others even continued north...

New Hampshire-based author and TV anchor Mary Ann Esposito has devoted her 30-year career to championing Italian regional cuisines. In this interview, the host of America’s longest-running television cooking program, Ciao Italia, recalls the beginnings of her love for Italian food, explains the charitable work carried out by her foundation and hum...

“L’Ora Italiana” — “The Italian Hour” — is cooking up something special. The Italian American Cultural Club’s weekly Italian-American radio show will welcome as its March program guests “the queens of the Italian-American culinary scene” in Mary Ann Esposito and Lidia Bastianich. Co-hosts Frankie DiCarlantonio and Lucia Scaffidi plan to announce th...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

Tune in this Wednesday for the next episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE! Wednesday (6/17) at 1:30pm EST/10:30am PST on Facebook Live, our hosts Lisa Marie Falbo and Mary Kovach will be joined by award-winning chef, cookbook author and television host, Mary Ann Esposito! Don't forget to leave your questions for Mary Ann to be asked during the live show...

Long before my mother passed, I would visit her and Dad in their suburban New Jersey home, and we would watch Mary Ann Esposito’s show, Ciao Italia, on their local PBS station. While I learned Mary Ann’s dishes and techniques on TV, my mother passed on her own recipes and hands-on lessons in her humble New Jersey kitchen, in the same way her mother...

In just the last week the numbers of those afflicted by COVID-19 have increased dramatically both here and in Italy. The National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) goal at this unprecedented time in our country’s history is to connect and help our Italian American community here in the United States while we work with those who can help the peop...

For 30 years Mary Ann Esposito has been a part of our lives on “Ciao Italia”, American television’s longest running cooking show on PBS. Undeniably, this is the First Lady of the Italian American kitchen. Yet while we all know and love this consummate educator, the Italian American Podcast is bringing you a chance to see the lady behind the lens… a...