Hello, I’m Maria Fazzari Larosa, I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, my parents immigrated from Reggio Calabria. I grew up in an Italian household, where my mother prepared the simplest most delicious authentic southern Calabrian Italian meals. Cooking is my number one passion, and I love bringing my family and friends together through my cooking. Over the years cooking for my family has turned into my passion project. Over 6 years ago my nephew Luca suggested I start an Instagram Account @mariascucina where I show a daily look into my cooking.
My nephew Luca was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of two, living with Cystic Fibrosis means a lifetime of medications, treatments, and potential hospitalization, it means a fear of what the future holds.
I will be honouring Luca by donating partial proceeds of every cookbook sold to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Together we will help research, care, and providing hope that one day a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis will be found.