Former International Supermodel and Award Winning Author Maria Liberati is the winner of the prestigious International Gourmand World Awards for The Basic Art of Italian Cooking book series. Her blog, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati™, was voted Best Culinary Blog of the Year 2013 by the New York Travel Writers Society to coincide with 2013 being the year of Italian Culture in the USA. Her award winning blog and social media sites for The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati™ have grown to a combined 200,000 + worldwide subscribers. The book series and some of the blog are written from her country home in the mountains of Italy.
Today, Maria is considered one of the foremost experts on Italian cuisine and culture. She has hosted and delighted audiences from International Wine Festivals, cooking events for both consumers and trade and conventions all over the US, as well as in Rome, Abruzzo, and Florence, Italy. She is consistently endorsed by some of the world’s leading chefs for her savvy and simplistic, yet healthy approach to cooking and great food. A Professional Speaker, Maria also serves as a spokesperson for many well known food and kitchen related companies.
The world has taken notice from feature articles in national publications like Healthy Cooking, Tastes of Italia, Cooking Light, Woman’s World Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, as well as her feature articles in Italian publications including Taste and Tour Italia and RAI network. You can frequently catch Maria appearing on TV and radio as well as food conferences and conventions throughout the USA and Europe.
Maria Liberati has been called the “Italian Martha Stewart” by Celebrity Society Magazine (May 2006). A company unto herself, Maria Liberati is the creator of the trademark The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati™ and was recently granted a trademark by the US Patent and Trademark Office for that very title due to the uniqueness of her books.
Maria’s latest book is The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Da Vinci Style and follows Da Vinci’s travels throughout Italy and includes recipes famous in each particular place he visited. The book also includes little known information on Da Vinci’s foodie pursuits and poems from his notebook on food.
The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati™ will soon be a PBS TV series and is now in production in the hills of Italy. The pilot episode was just filmed in the Amalfi Coast and
includes segments in Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and is scheduled to be broadcast on PBS in late 2014/early 2015.