Arts & Culture Event Notices

Chef Mary Ann Esposito of PBS “Ciao Italia” to Appear at St. Anthony’s Feast


Featuring a day of culinary demonstration,
cooking competition and cookbook signing

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Caio Italia Celebrity Chef, Mary Ann Esposito Signs Books at St. Anthony’s Feast

North End, Boston – Join Special Guest Chef & Maestra Di Cucina Mary Ann Espostio for a day of cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing, cookbook signings, a North End Iron Chef competition, photo opportunities and live filming of her acclaimed television show at the 91st Anniversary Saint Anthony’s Feast in the North End of Boston.

Join Mary Ann on Saturday August 28th at 6:30 PM for a special cooking class at the Filippo Berio Culinary Stage. Maryann will share her cooking secrets and showcase the culinary expertise that has made her an authority on Italian Cooking.

Maryann is the creator and host of the PBS series, Ciao Italia, television’s longest running cooking show. Over the past 20 she years has been recognized by countless organizations for her efforts to preserve the traditions surrounding Italian food and culture, and has become the doyenne of PBS.

Mary Ann will also be available to sign her newest cookbook: Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites! – Mary Ann shows the genius behind great Italian food and the simple philosophy of using just a few quality ingredients. In its pages you will learn how to turn just five ingredients into an easy, delicious and economical dish for the family dinner table. Her award winning cookbooks are infused with personal anecdotes, historical background, patient instruction and a great deal of charm harvested from her many years of cooking and travel throughout Italy.

Later in the evening watch out for flying frying pans and quick whisks as Maryann hosts and judges the North Iron Chef Competition at 7:30 PM on the Filippo Berio Stage – come watch as Maryann unveils the secret ingredient and referees this year’s high pressure culinary showdown.

Maryann will be at the Feast throughout the day filming an episode of her acclaimed television series Ciao Italia – which is celebrating 20 wonderful and insightful years on the air. Special thanks to Frank Perillo Tours, King Arthur Flour and Viking Ranges for sponsoring this special attraction.

So come on down to the North end for the 91st Annual St. Anthony’s Feast and drop by the Filippo Berio Culinary Pavilion and say Ciao! to Maryann.

St. Anthony’s Feast is the largest Italian Religious festival in New England and is celebrating 91 years in America on August 27 – August 30 in the North End of Boston. For more exciting events and scheduling information please visit