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Atlantic City Food & Wine Show

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As promised here are photos from the Atlantic City Food and Wine Show.. held recently  at Bally’s Casino.. was a  paradise for foodies….great wines and foods..and many tastings going on all day ….and all weekend…

Also one of  my  recipes I put together onstage  at the show …that many of you have been emailing for the recipe …. was  Ricotta Cream with fresh Jersey peaches marinated in Franciacorta rose wine. Here’s the recipe, but be sure to use a great Franciacorta. (Thanks to Terranova wines for providing the Franciacorta)


marinated peaches


Ricotta Cream with Marinated Peaches

*1 lb fresh ricotta cheese

*1/2 cup sugar

*1/2 cup dark (70% cocoa or more) chocolate chips or shaved chocolate

*1 lb fresh peaches -peeled, pitted and sliced

*1/2 cup sugar

*1 fresh lemon

In bowl place fresh ricotta, place in sugar and chocolate chips stir. Set aside,place in refrigerator.

In  a separate bowl, place in sliced peeled fresh peaches, sprinkle on sugar, squeeze lemon on top, pour in Franciacorta rose wine. Marinate for 20 minutes in refrigerator.

Shave some dark chocolate on plate place dollop of ricotta cream on one side of plate and some peaches on the other.Serve chilled.

Well known chef Georges Perrier comes to Maria Liberati's book signing
Well known chef Georges Perrier came to visit Maria Liberati's book signing.
Also a special thanks to all that came to my booksigning and on stage appearances!
International Chef-Bary Sexton with Maria Liberati
Well known Chef Barry Sexton comes to Maria Liberati’s book signing
Fred & Omar -students from JNA Culinary Arts School  visit  Maria’s book signing and to assist with her onstage appearance.
Hope to see you in October at Philly Food & Wine at the Phila. Expo Center where you will be able to get a copy of my latest book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking-Holidays & Special Occasions. for more info.
For those of you that are attending my Cooking Ptogram in Italy..will be seeing you soon..
November 5-7,2009 (For those of you that can’t make it to Italy)  I will be doing a Christmas in Italy cooking program at Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster, Pa. We will be doing a similar mini program from the school in Italy. One day of cooking a large Christmas Italian meal, then  a wine pairing at night. And will be using all the fresh produce in Lancaster County with Italian wines…..  

The “Bella Luna Weekend” includes:

  • Breakfast each morning

  • A collection of Italian Recipes extracted from personal travels and well loved cookbooks

  • “Bella Luna” cooking demonstration

  • Meal prepared by Celebrity Chef Maria Liberati

  • Cheese and Wine Pairing

  • Antipasti Demonstration and Tasting

  • Tour of Lancaster’s Central Market (with extended stay)

  • A fine gift from your host at The Harvest Moon

 All for $225.00 per person (not including tax) 

In order to keep the weekend personalized, limited space is available. Lodging is additional to the package price. Call to inquire of room prices. Book now by calling 888-824-3763 or visit

Mangia Bene, Vivi Bene,



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