'Ciao Italia' visits Fortuna's in Manchester

Sep 18, 2017 3347

BY: Greg Sukiennik

Patti Fortuna-Stannard was just a little bit nervous. She kept checking her phone as the hours ticked past 10 a.m. on Tuesday, wondering when public television Italian cooking icon Mary Ann Esposito would be arriving at her family's business, Fortuna's Sausage & Italian Market, to film an episode of PBS' "Ciao Italia," the longest-running cooking show in TV history and now filming it's 27th season. 

Esposito and her two-person TV crew were driving from New Hampshire to film at the store, and at the family's home in Sandgate.  "I'm nervous but not that nervous. I'm excited, very excited," Fortuna-Stannard said. "It's a great opportunity for us. Everybody knows her."

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SOURCE: http://www.manchesterjournal.com/

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