Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites: Quick and Delicious Recipes from an Italian Kitchen

Mary Ann Esposito

St. Martin's Press,  September 2009

In Mary Ann Esposito's new book, Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites, she shows home cooks how to turn just five ingredients into an easy, delicious, and economical Italian dish for the family dinner table. Mary Ann Esposito knows that the genius behind great Italian cooking is the simple philosophy of using just a few quality ingredients to create something delicious. In Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites she shows home cooks how to make that philosophy work for them so that they can save time and money without sacrificing flavor. With seventy-five authentic Italian recipes -- from antipasti to pastas, main courses to desserts -- Esposito draws on the Italian culinary tradition of simplicity in the kitchen to create such effortless and tasty dishes as:

  • Prosciutto di Parma, Fontina, and Fig Wraps
  • Spicy Soppressata Tartlets
  • Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs
  • Pistachio-Dusted Pork Chops
  • Oven-Poached Halibut with Shallot and Fennel
  • Escarole Salad with Mustard Dressing
  • Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Banana Tartlets
  • Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Vanilla
With Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites, Mary Ann Esposito serves up a surefire way to please family and friends with easy recipes that are quick and delicious.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780312377694 | Publication Date: September 2009

"Immediately appealing, Esposito's warm tone echoes throughout the book, offering quick trips down memory lane. At a time when most families are tightening their belts, an array of effortless, five-ingredient recipes is most welcome, especially since most are to be served family style."
--Publisher's Weekly