her blog. Maria divides her time between her residence in the US and her country farm in Central Italy or her pied a terre in the center of Rome. Her culinary adventures/tours and cruises are legendary and have been held at some of Italy's most beautiful vineyards and castles." />
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Maria Liberati

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Maria Liberati
Celebrity chef and award-winning author Maria Liberati is considered one of the foremost experts on Italian cuisine and culture in the United States. Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for her best-selling recipe novel series The Basic Art of Italian Cooking and her blog. Maria divides her time between her residence in the US and her country farm in Central Italy or her pied a terre in the center of Rome. Her culinary adventures/tours and cruises are legendary and have been held at some of Italy's most beautiful vineyards and castles.

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Articles From Maria Liberati
Sunday Nov 13, 2011 40:00 PM ET
If you're looking for an easy, uncommon recipe for your Thanksgiving table that also brings to mind Italy's past, try a cake made of farro, a grain that has been around since ancient times.
Sunday Oct 16, 2011 05:00 AM ET
In addition to being a beverage that continues to grow in popularity, beer is wonderful to cook with. Here's a recipe to start you off.
Tuesday Oct 4, 2011 35:00 PM ET
A recipe for risotto with truffles brings the comfort of home to a road trip.
Thursday Sep 29, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Contrary to the writer's expectations, Milwaukee is a sophisticated city and a great place for foodies.
Friday Sep 23, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Some ingenuity in the kitchen yields an unusual twist on an old favorite; a pretty plate and some clear cellophane turn it into the perfect hostess gift.
Monday Sep 19, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Apple butter pairs well with a touch of mascarpone cheese on a slice of freshly baked crusty bread from the local forno (bakery) in the morning for a true country farm breakfast.
Friday Sep 16, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Fiumicino's old original town is quaint and close to the beach and port. Once stalls of fresh fish lined the streets.
Friday Sep 9, 2011 20:00 AM ET
The figs of September are here... and if you're anywhere near a fig tree, you'll want to pick one before it's too late.
Tuesday Sep 6, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Even gelato has a literary past. The first gelato is said to have been invented by Sicilian Francesco Procopio de Coltelli, who in 1685 went to Paris to open a coffee bar, known as Cafe le Procope, where his version...
Thursday Sep 1, 2011 00:00 AM ET
If home is where the heart is then it’s the details that count, the little things that make you feel comfortable and remind you who you are… a recipe, a sound, a fragrance - some of the things that...
Saturday Aug 27, 2011 35:00 PM ET
In Sicily, granita is really an art. Who can blame the Sicilians for coming up with a way to enjoy a coffee in a place where summer temperatures regularly reach the 100 degree mark?
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 55:00 AM ET
A month at my beach house, for me, means spending more time gathering local produce for fresh dishes since we are surrounded by farms and olive groves.
Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 40:00 PM ET
A quick dessert that takes advantage of pantry ingredients and conveys the essence of those last, lazy days of summer.
Monday Aug 15, 2011 35:00 AM ET
If you are in Italy or the south of France get to the nearest beach ASAP for the best display of summer as Italians celebrate Ferragosto.
Friday Aug 12, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Being a foodie, my memories are arranged by foods, and for me the best memory of a season is the fresh vegetables Mother Nature gives us. In winter, I am always wishing for the vibrant tastes and bold colors of...
Friday Aug 12, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Lemons have been used in many ways throughout history. During the Renaissance, the fashionable ladies used lemons as a way to make their lips red and pronounced. In the early 1900s, an elixir of warm water, fresh lemon juice, and...
Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Millions watched as Kate Middleton took her first steps out of the limo and into Westminster Abbey, transforming into a princess before our eyes. Her effervescent beauty illuminated from her ethereal veil - truly a vision of understated elegance. Many...
Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The time for powdered snow, dazzling lights, and sparkling presents nestled under a tree may seem a bit far away; however, for diehard Christmas lovers, the summer is the perfect time to celebrate.
Monday Aug 1, 2011 20:00 AM ET
It is no wonder that the beautiful scenery of Tuscany’s lush greenery and regal mountains inspired Italy’s rebirth. From the Renaissance birthplace of Florence, to the rolling meadows of Siena, the region of Tuscany is a bustling center of...
Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 25:00 PM ET
With temperatures soaring in the 100+ degree range in most of the US, children are eagerly staking out neighborhood corners with small booths, optimistically large glass jars, and handwritten signs as the height of lemonade stand season is upon...
Wednesday Jul 13, 2011 40:00 PM ET
A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor called the sudden interest in the theater of food and the culinary arts in America a sort of "Italian Renaissance in food … an intellectual elevation that is turned into something durable...
Thursday Jul 7, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Rome - the eternal city, and a city with never-ending trends that fascinate the world. Rome is famous for beautiful architecture that makes people gaze in awe at magnificent works like the Coliseum and the Vatican. Rome is also famous...
Friday Jul 1, 2011 50:00 AM ET
Looking for an unusual way to add flavor and fragrance to your summer cooking? Look to lavender!
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Try this coffee fit for a princess even if you aren't entertaining visiting royalty.
Monday Jun 27, 2011 30:00 AM ET
Coffee has provided inspiration for many literary and artistic geniuses. Keep your inspiration cool in the summer by making coffee shakes.
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 05:00 PM ET
For a yummy food/wine pairing, try a bubbly bottle of Braccheto D'Acqui with this fabulous chocolate dessert.
Thursday Jun 16, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Picnic season is here and no one does it better than the Tuscans. From the elegant but simple buffet table to the rustic style - who can refute that they have turned simplicity to an art and science?

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