Maria’s Italian Cucina Cookbook now available!

I’ve been following Maria on Instagram for the past few months. First attracted by the images of mouth-watering dishes of authentic Italian cooking. The now released cookbook Maria’s Italian Cucina contains 78 authentic Southern Italian Calabrian.

These mouth-watering recipes include: appetizers, salads and soups, vegetables and sides, pasta and risotto, meat and chicken, seafood, pizza, and desserts.

The cookbook is beautiful illustrated and includes so many inspiring images it is a feast for the eye and an easy to follow selection of treasured recipes from Maria’s childhood. You will want to make these your own family favourites.

A Little About The Author

Maria Fazzari Larosa, was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, her parents immigrated from Reggio Calabria. Growing up in an Italian household, where her mother prepared the simplest most delicious authentic southern Calabrian Italian meals. Cooking is Maria’s number one passion, and she loves bringing family and friends together through preparing cooking meals. Over the years cooking has turned into Maria’s passion project.

How to order Maria’s Italian Cucina cookbook:

$43.99 available online

Worldwide shipping available.


Join Maria in a live cooking class at Posh Pantry!

Savoury Italiano Luncheon! Recipes from Maria’s Italian Cucina Cookbook! With Author and Chef Maria Fazzari Larosa!

October 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
$33 – $89

Join author and fabulous chef Maria Fazzari Larosa for an afternoon of Italian cuisine! Her gorgeous hardcover cookbook contains the most wonderful and authentic Italian recipes! This menu is designed with recipes from the book… watch the author prepare the dishes from scratch! All guests will have the option to preorder and receive Marias book the day of the class for 25% off cover price.


Mushroom Crostini/Crostini ai Funghi – This mushroom crostini recipe that’s featured under Appetizers/Antipasti chapter I in “Maria’s Italian Cucina” is the perfect appetizer to serve up for any holiday event. This is a regular go to appetizer given its simple assembly and rave reviews!

“Il Sugo di Maria” – Maria’s Italian Tomato Sauce – is used throughout her cookbook “Maria’s Italian Cucina.” A good tomato sauce is the foundation for so many wonderful dishes; pizza, fish, and of course pasta. My recipe for a basic tomato sauce is different from many other tomato sauce recipes, and has been my mothers tomato sauce recipe. Served with penne pasta.

Fennel Salad- Fennel is a member of the carrot family. The base of its long stalks weave together to form thick, crisp bulbs that grow above ground. When ripe, it has a crisp texture similar to celery and a licorice flavour. Fennel salad is delicious and makes a great accompaniment to many dishes.

Ciambella alla Arancia/ Orange Cake – Ciambella is an Italian ring shaped cake that’s is flavoured with orange zest. Ciambella pairs well with warm milk, coffee, and dessert wines, and is typically served at breakfast time in Italy. So good!

For more detail and how to register please go to Posh Pantry

Information and image of Maria’s Italian Cucina cookbook cover courtesy of Maria Fazzari Larosa. I received a complimentary copy of the cookbook to facilitate this feature.

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