Mary Ann Esposito Shares a Date Nut Bar Recipe | PBS Food
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Holiday Traditions: Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann Esposito

PBS is celebrating the holidays by sharing some of the favorite traditions, memories and recipes that make all of our holidays so very important and special. Each day we will highlight a new story from some of your favorite personalities.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, shares her favorite recipe that her mother made.

No holiday visit to Mom’s house was ever complete without her sending me home with a box of her famous date nut bars. Of all her confections, this was the one that everyone craved.

Mary Ann Esposito's family
La famiglia: Mary Ann Esposito (back row, third from the left) and her family in their Depew, NY, home with grandmother Nonna Galasso.

Mary Ann Esposito is the host of Ciao Italia, which can be seen on stations across the country on Create TV. Mary Ann share the above recipe in her latest cookbook, Ciao Italia Family Classics, which is full of Mary Ann’s favorite dishes.

Date Nut Bars

Enjoy this date nut bars recipe - a treasured Italian dessert from Mary Ann Esposito's mother. Recipe Courtesy of "Ciao Italia Family Classics" - St. Martin's Press.




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