Meet Mary Ann Esposito, chef, cookbook author and host of the longest running cooking show on television, Ciao Italia.   Andover Bookstore invites you to join us at Palmers Restaurant on Thursday, April 4th from 6-8pm for “Aperitivo with the Author”

During the Aperitivo, enjoy a glass of Prosecco and a sample tasting of two appetizers prepared by Palmers Head Chef/Owner, John Ingalls using recipes from Esposito’s latest book, My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy!  Mary Ann will give a brief talk on food, culture and her signature cooking style followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Mary Ann Esposito is an American chef, cookbook writer, and the television host of Ciao Italia which first started in 1989 and is the longest-running television cooking program in America. Her signature cooking style has made her one of America’s most loved television chefs.  Esposito has published over a dozen cookbooks.

Date: Thursday, April 4th 6-8pm
Location: Palmers Restaurant, 18 Elm Street, Andover, MA
Free Parking available in rear of building.
Please note this event will be held on the second floor with only stair access, there is no elevator.

Event Ticket with Cookbook:  $65.00 includes Esposito's latest cookbook, My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy, a welcome glass of Prosecco and a tasting of two appetizer recipes prepared from Esposito's cookbook.
Event Ticket: $25.00 includes a welcome glass of Prosecco and a tasting of two appetizer recipes prepared from Esposito's cookbook.

(Note: Alcohol cannot be served to anyone under the age of 21.  A soft drink will be substituted)

For more information, call Andover Bookstore at 978-475-0143

A limited amount of tickets are available for this event, please purchase early.

Can't make the event but would like a cookbook signed by Mary Ann.  Click here to order.

SKU: 3112019

Coming Events

Upcoming Events

Steven Rowley 

The Editor

Thursday April 11th at 7PM

Spirit of '76 in Marblehead

Join us as we welcome Steven Rowley, esteemed author of the breakout sensation Lily and the Octopus, discussing his newest book, The Editor. The Editor is set in 1992. It's the story of a struggling young writer, who finally gets his big break. He is called into the offices at Doubleday to discuss his book with a real editor, only to discover the editor that is interested in his book is one of the most famous women alive; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. This incredible novel tells the story of that relationship, and the verbal sparring that ensued between the young fledgling writer and Mrs. Onassis.


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ISBN: 9780525537960
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 2nd, 2019

From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a novel about a struggling writer who gets his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman in America.




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