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Thanks Amalfi, Positano, Ravello….

Posted in Caro Diario.(dear diary..), celebrity interviews, cucina, cucina povere, Culinary Art, Travel & customs, Uncategorized, Upcoming Appearances, and wine

Thanks to the Costiera Amalfitana  for all their help in organizing  filming for the first episode of my new  PBS TV Series… here are some photos from the filming….DSCN5900

Grazie to Mama Agata and her daughter Chiara for the day of cooking and delicious food and splendid views from their lemon terrace at their world famous cooking school..also a taste of what was Humphrey Bogart’s favorite lemon cake made right there at Mama Agata’s Cooking School..


Thanks to Daniele from the Amalfi tourism office for all his help in organizing filming in Amalfi..


Thanks to all the guys of il Galeone di Amalfi –the historical regatta rowing team of Amalfi- for a scenic tour of Amalfi from the sea and my boat ride..the best way to see all the lemon terraces of Amalfi!


Filming at the beautiful  Duomo of Amalfi


a Stop at the  Villa Palazzo Santa Croce in Positano  to learn  pizza making secrets, hear traditional Neapolitan music  and’ chiacchiare’  (gossip) about all the celebrities that have visited..

Thanks to Mariella and staff at Palazzo Avino in Ravello.. truly a paradise on other way to describe it..but the hotel staff along with Mariella made our stay truly out of this world!


**Stay tuned for dates and times of airings or call your local PBS station and ask when they will be airing The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm series


For more info on the PBS TV series, sponsorship information, underwriting info, product placement opportunities, email us at

We will be filming more episodes in other ‘splendiferous’ parts of Italy shortly as well as some in kitchen  episodes at the new PBS studios in Bethlehem PA


* Join Me on May 10th- at the  Culinary Institute at Montgomery County Community College- Cooking Authentic Tuscan Style- Cooking Class, with 5 course Tuscan meal and wine sampling! You will receive a copy of my latest book on Tuscan cooking The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Da Vinci Style, sample my Tuscan spice blend and more. registration is limited, reservations are required. Call the Institute at 215-641-6486215-641-6486 or go to or  email us at


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