Mary Ann visits good friend and great cook, Maria Pia in the land of the leaning tower - Pisa, Italy. Once in her kitchen, red mullet are sent swimming into a spicy tomato sauce. Hooked on seafood, Mary Ann goes nella cucina to create Caccuccio alla Livornese a fish stew filled with so much swordfish, shrimp, scallops, monkish and squid, there's hardly room for the herb-filled, tomato sauce. Anchors - and appetites - away!
Mary Ann Esposito, host of the longest-running cooking show on public television, celebrates her 23nd season by traveling throughout Liguria and Lombardia, Italy, and also the United States in search of authentic regional Italian recipes that are easy to prepare and delicious to eat.