Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Cast and Crew of "Ciao Italia: Cardoons"

Left to Right:
Colleen (Tomie's friend and helper for this shoot), Greg (owner of Spring Ledge Farm - grower of the cardoons), Mary Ann Esposito (host/star/talent), Tomie (star/talent), Donna (Mary Ann's helper), Patrick (director's helper for this shoot), Cindy (videographer), Paul (director)

The "Ciao Italia" episode on cooking with cardoons will air on some Public Television stations during the new season that begins in March of 2010.

When Mary Ann decided she wanted to cook with cardoons, she discovered that Spring Ledge Farm in New London was one of the few places that sold cardoons. It then became a perfect opportunity for Mary Ann to work with Spring Ledge Farm, and Tomie, who lives near Spring Ledge Farm. The photo (click to enlarge) was taken in Tomie's kitchen at the end of the filming.