Events and Appearances

To arrange for Maria Filice to speak to your organization or media outlet, please contact:
• David Nudo, Marketing Director: 917-690-6897
• Natalie Tedesco, Media Relations Director, Canada:

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned!

Past Events


Wednesday, March 20
CHCH TV 11 at 8:40 am
“Seasoning with Maria” Cooking Segment
Click here to watch!

Friday, June 21
CHCH TV 11 at 8:40 am
“Seasoning with Maria” Cooking Segment
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Thursday, January 26
Women TIES Greater Ithaca Luncheon
“Social Media Marketing and Passion Open Up Possibilities in the New Year”
Sponsored by the Women’s Business Center of New York State
Coutry Inn and Suites, Danby Road, Ithaca, NY
11:15 am to 2:00 pm

Friday, June 1
CHCH TV 11 at 8:10am
Cooking Segment with Maria Filice

Month of June
Italian Heritage Month in Ontario
Arts and culture will be showcased at the Italian Heritage Month, throughout the month of June 2012, in the Province of Ontario and in various cities of Canada. Attracting the youths is the main goal of this year celebrations.

Tuesday, December 4
Il Circolo Italiano
NYIT in Old Westbury, NY
12:45 to 2 pm


Wednesday, April 6
Rizzoli Bookstore
31 West 57th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY
Book signing
5:30pm to 7pm

From the New York Times, “Dining Calendar”:
“The recent earthquake in Japan may dominate the news, but many people have not forgotten the earthquake that hit L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy in 2009. Part of the price of a cookbook about the food of Abruzzo—Breaking Bread in L’Aquila by Maria Filice—is being donated to restoration efforts in the devastated area. There will be a book signing, with food and wine, on April 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Rizzoli bookstore, 31 West 57th Street. Signed copies are also available by calling (800) 522-6657.”

Tuesday, April 13
Interview with Shelli Sonstein
Q104.3 Radio
News director/co-host “Jim Kerr Rock ‘n Roll Morning Show”

Friday, April 22
Morning Show with Maria
What’s in your Easter Basket
CHCH TV, Hamilton
8:20 am

Thursday, June 9
Rocca di Mezzo, Abruzzo
Maria will be presenting a check to the mayor of Rocca di Mezzo. The monies will be donated to a children’s elementary school to build a playground.

Wednesday, June 15
Women Wellness Garden Party
Sharing the Breaking Bread in L’Aquila Book Journey
Broadway Farms Market
12506 Heartlake Road
Caledon, north of Mayfield Road
6pm to 9pm

Sunday, August 14
Semaine Italienne de Montreal
Book signing
Meet the Writers event
In The Writers Tent, corner St-Laurent & Mozart
12pm to 2pm

Wednesday, August 17
CHCH TV 11 Morning Show
Hamilton, Ontario

Thursday, October 27
Breaking Bread in L’Aquila Dinner Event
Merrill Lynch
Binghamton, NY
6pm to 11pm

Friday, December 30
“Hearty Soups for the New Year”
CHCH TV 11, Hamilton
8:10 am


Sunday, April 4
CHIN International TV, Toronto

Monday, April 5
CHCH Television, Hamilton
Morning Show

Tuesday, April 6
OMNI News Interview with Maria Filice

Book Launch Hosted by Villa Charities and the Italian Chamber of Commerce
Columbus Center, Carrier Gallery, Toronto
7pm to 9pm

Tuesday, April 13
Interview with Shelli Sonstein
Q104.3 Radio
News director/co-host “Jim Kerr Rock ‘n Roll Morning Show”

Wednesday, May 12
“Breaking bread, Italian style”
Interview with Judy Creighton
The Canadian Press

Saturday, May 15
L’Aquila Book Launch
TIME: 17:00
PLACE: Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo
Via Principe Umberto, 67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy
Read more about the event at the Life in Abruzzo website.

Sunday, May 23
Gisela Williams, “Saving Towns by Filling Rooms in Italy”
New York Times, Travel section

Monday, June 14
Marconi Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
A celebration of the Abruzzo Molise Region

Book signing
Interview with Giovanna Panico

Tuesday, June 15
Interview with Paolo Siraco
L’Ora di Ottawa
11:00am CHIN Radio

Thursday, June 17
CHCH Television, Hamilton
Morning Show interview with Lori de Angelis

Monday, June 28
ALA Conference
Washington, DC
11:30am to 12:30pm
View the ALA photostream on Flickr

Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Gilroy, California
Cooking on Friday with Bob Filice

Friday, July 30
Radio interview with Terry David Mulligan
The Tasting Room (Vancouver)
3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Monday, August 2
“Monthly Mondays With Maria”
Morning Show
CHCH TV, Hamilton
8:10 am

Friday, August 27
Book Signing
Gusto – Son’s of Italy
Endicott, NY
5pm to 9pm

Monday, September 6
“Monthly Mondays With Maria”
Morning Show
CHCH TV, Hamilton

Friday, September 17
Featured Food Artist and Chef
Book Signing
September Art Walk
Owego, NY

Sunday, September 19
Sonstein Sunday on Q104.3 (New York)
Interview with Shelli Sonstein
Listen here!

Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26
Three-Day Demo/Book Signing
Pusateri’s Fine Foods
1539 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario
Noon to 5pm

Interview with Poli Comunicazioni
Florence, Italy

Friday, October 1
Breaking Bread with the author at Front and Center
188 Front Street, Owego, New York
Join Maria Filice and learn to cook some recipes for a quick and simple meal!

Monday, November 1
“Monthly Mondays With Maria”
Morning Show
CHCH TV, Hamilton

Monday, November 1
Book Event at Grano
2035 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario
Abruzzese meal with wine, $100.00 all-inclusive.
Includes copy of book, with $75.00 to Villa Charity Ladies Auxiliary

Monday, November 1
Maria chosen as “Featured Chef of the Day” by
View her full profile here

Wednesday, November 3
Domenic Serio Fall Fashion Show
Villa Colombo, Toronto
Maria will speak about food styling.
Books will be available for purchase.

Saturday, November 6
Book Signing
Barnes & Noble
Ithaca, New York
2pm to 4pm

Wednesday, November 10
Speaking at UNICO
Binghamton, New York

Saturday, November 13
Bloor-Yorkville Toronto location (100 Bloor Street)
1pm to 4pm

Tuesday, November 16
Women TIES Greater Syracuse Luncheon
Presentation: “Passion Opens Up Possibilities”
Craftsman Inn
Fayetteville, NY
Noon to 2pm

Thursday, December 9
Book Signing
Main Street Spirits
84 Main Street
Candor, NY

Saturday, December 11
From the Kitchen to the Table
Orangeville, Ontario
Book Signing/Demo Talk
11am: Serving Cookies for the Holidays from Breaking Bread in L’Aquila
2pm: Bruschetta, Cu-chetta Appetizers

Monday, December 13
Monthly Mondays with Maria
Morning Show
CHCH TV 11, Hamilton

Tuesday, December 14
Italian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Book Signing