Lahaska, PA, June 21, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Bestselling author, Maria Liberati, leads the trio of celebrities at Peddler’s Village’s Italian Festa on July 21, 2007 as she celebrates the spirit of her Italian heritage with a book signing and cooking demonstration at Casa Casale – 3 Peddler’s Village Road, Solebury, PA - from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Not only will guests be privileged to meet this former supermodel turned top chef, but guests will also enjoy Maria’s homemade Italian bruschetta prepared on location from her bestselling recipe novel and cook book, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking. As she dishes on her life experiences driven by the energetic environment of Abruzzo, she also debuts her brand new line of 100% natural and filler-free Italian spices, Sapori D’Italia. Each four ounce gourmet spice will spark memories of a specific region in and is accompanied by six of Maria’s exclusive recipes. Guests will enjoy an opportunity to purchase Ms. Liberati’s book, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking and her Sapori D’Italia spices with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Gilda’s Club - a nonprofit organization that provides emotional and social support to those living with cancer. Italian enthusiasts can join in on this day of fun, prizes, and food including a bocci ball tournament, an “Italian Idol” contest, and an olive oil tasting, at no cost.
Maria’s debut book, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking, has been hailed as a “fine primer for budding Italian chefs” by specialty foods consultant Michael DeGeorgio and has received rave reviews from acclaimed chefs Jim Coleman and Tell Erhardt. Maria has showcased her cooking talents and lifestyle expertise on NBC TV and in publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, Healthy Cooking Magazine, and Tastes of Italia. Fans can look forward to the anticipated release of the second in The Basic Art of Italian Cooking series, Spaghetti At Midnight with limited-edition illustrations by architect and artist Mariano Moroni, Maria’s upcoming 10 day culinary tour through Italy, and two TV pilots.
For more information about the Italian Festa, contact Peddler’s Village at 215-794-1474 or visit peddlersvillage.com. For more information about Maria Liberati, to purchase her products, or view her virtual calendar, visit www.marialiberati.com or www.myspace.com/marialiberati.