Maria's Italian Cucina contains 78 authentic Southern Italian Calabrian recipes including: appetizers, salads and soups, vegetables and sides, pasta and risotto, meat and chicken, seafood, pizza, and desserts with over 45 pictures with easy-to-follow recipes. I have featured my most treasured recipes in this book, many of which I have enjoyed since I was a young girl that were prepared by my mother. I truly hope that they inspire you to create special memories and traditions of your own. Most of all, I hope that they bring you as much joy as they have brought me and my loved ones. Enjoy and remember to keep cooking! Maria