Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ciao Italia's Esposito cooks with Delcastle HS students

On April 23 Mary Ann Esposito of PBS's "Ciao Italia" hosted a sold-out demonstration at Delcastle Technical High School, Wilmington, Del., to help the culinary arts students prepare for a benefit for their upcoming cooking excursion to Italy. The students prepared the menu, inspired by Esposito's cookbook Five-Ingredient Favorites, to be sampled by the 200 attendees of the fundraiser. Esposito also shared stories and advice with the students.

Mary Ann Esposito (center) with culinary students from Delcastle Technical High School

The event benefits the students' July trip to the Marche region of Italy, where they will spend 12 days in an intense immersion program focusing on cooking classes with local chefs, language learning, winery tours and leadership development. The use of locally produced ingredients, marketability of sustainable goods and the appreciation for diversity is the focus of the cultural exchange. For more information, visit www.CooksAndBakers.com.