An Ascolana olive is just an olive, until Mary Ann gives it the Marche regional touch by stuffing it with a savory combination of ground beef and pork, combined with chopped walnuts, thyme and lemon zest. Deep fried to a crunchy finish, its a triumph of an appetizer. Whats a great companion treat to Ascolana Olives Marche Style? What about Olive Pesto to spread on your favorite crostini?
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.