About Maria

About Maria – Welcome to MariaTiramisu.com

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  • Thanks for stopping by. I’m Maria “Tiramisu” Perugini, a recipe developer, event & project manager, and world traveller based in beautiful Montreal and Toronto, Canada. This is where I share dessert recipes and Italian recipes for curious home cooks.

    Scroll down to learn more about me, and this site.


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 My Food Philosophy

  • Anyone can learn to cook, and bake amazing dishes. It’s truly satisfying to be able to create a delicious meal for yourself and your loved ones. But it’s also a lot of fun. It’s ok to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, and experiment with new ingredients and flavors…you’re only limited by your imagination!

    I usually eat simple, and balanced meals prepared with fresh and local produce, but I do like to use processed ingredients on occasion. I never deprive myself of any kinds of food, but I pay attention to my portion sizes. At least once a week, I will enjoy a very rich, and comforting meal…with absolutely no regrets! And I love, love, love dessert! In fact, I usually taste a couple of cakes on my birthday.

    Browse my recipe collection. If you’re looking for dessert recipes, and Italian recipes, you’ve come to the right place.

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  • I’ve explored the following countries

    and sovereign city states over the past 18 years:

    Brazil, Copenhagen, India, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, San Marino, England, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Vatican City, Monaco, the USA, and western and eastern Canada.

  • I’ve been known to fly…

    Maria Tiramisu in a helicopter - from MariaTiramisu.com

  • for the perfect croissant.

    Croissants in Paris - from MariaTiramisu.com

 What to Expect From Me and This Site

  • Every recipe is kitchen-tested and coupled with photos, or an instructional video.

    I write in an informal, and playful tone.

    I’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to comment on a post, or email me at info@mariatiramisu.com. I try to respond as quickly as possible.

    You’ll also find me on social media.

    Twitter – Instagram

    Facebook – LinkedIn

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 My Work Experience and Education

  • I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Major in Marketing), and 11 years of experience in event management, project management, and marketing. I started off my career in sales, followed by one season in the Marketing Department of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club.

  • Sunset with colleagues in office | @MariaTiramisuCA #sunset #colleagues #office #mariatiramisu

  • In the next chapter of my life, I planned and executed a wide variety of events, from big budget pharma conferences throughout North America and Europe, to networking cocktails, events for Fortune 500 companies, executive meetings, weddings, promotional events, and charity fundraisers. I’ve also catered numerous events.

    In 2013, I completed the Food Styling and Photography course at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. I plan to take more courses this year, and develop my video editing and web development skills, while I continue to work in event management, food media, and recipe development.

    Check out my LinkedIn profile, and the Hire Maria page for more details about the services I offer.

  • Baby Shower Desserts By @MariaTiramisuCA | #babyshower #cupcakes #macarons #candymushrooms #mariatiramisu


 Let’s head over to the HOME PAGE to see what’s cookin’…