The higher you climb the hungrier you get. The mountains of Friuli Venezia Giulia region make you hungry for a plateful of deep-fried Cheese Fritters filled with crisp prosciutto di Parma and Montasio cheese. Thats for starters, then a piping hot bowl of Yota. Not named after the tiny Star Wars hero, but the name of a hearty bean soup from Trieste with the tart and terrific addition of sauerkraut.
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.