" Delicious...Page after page of charming stories, photos, and mouth watering recipes invite readers to come and explore this lovely region with their favorite cook as a guide. No one has done more to introduce us to the pleasures of Italian cooking than Mary Ann."
Michele Scicolone, author of Savoring Italy and Italian Holiday Cooking
" Mary Ann Esposito's love of Umbria and its rich culinary traditions shines through on every page. Vive Umbria! Viva Mary Ann!"
Nick Malgieri, author of Perfect Cakes and Great Italian Desserts
Praise for Mary Ann Esposito
"Real Italian food comes from the home, and Mary Ann Esposito invites us to accompany her on a journey through the authentic home cooking of her favorite regions of Italy. Her food will warm the heart as well as the belly of those who prepare it."
Jacques Pepin, author of Jacques Pepin Celebrates
"It is from great colleagues like Mary Ann Esposito that I can learn something new every time I step into my kitchen. She is an indefatigable culinary scout, an acute observer of foodways."
Arthur Schwartz, author of Naples at Table
"Mary Ann Esposito has been a pioneer in the world of cooking shows. Ciao Italia is authentic and entertaining, like a great Italian meal, prepared for and eaten with friends and family."
Mario Batali, author of The Babbo Cookbook