Tales From A Hungry Life

About Maria Lagalante Schulz

  Maria Lagalante Schulz

 I learned my philosophy about food from my mother, who used to walk around our dining room table saying  “mangia tutti cosi,” which in English means “eat everything.”

That applied not just to food but to life—try it all and you’ll never miss a thing. I recently published a book called Tales from a Hungry Life–A Memoir with Recipes that features stories about food and fun with my very large family, friends, and our little dogs too.

I hope you enjoy it! Hint–it makes a great gift.


  1. Maria,
    We’re writing from the Tostitos Reunite America Campaign. We found your blog as a result of your posts about teachers in general and your favorite teacher in particular. We’re out looking for people who are interested in reuniting with someone, anywhere in the country, and teachers/students have been a big category.

    It can be a reunion with teachers/students, or childhood friends, or family, anyone that someone would love help reuniting with. We’re not sure whether you might be right related to your teacher but we really liked your posts and thought we’d reach out regardless. If there is anyone you’d like to connect with just come to our page:


    tell your story and if selected we’re going to help make it happen: hotel, flights etc. This phase of the campaign is ending next week so if you’re interested it would be great to hear from you this weekend.

    Thanks for all your time.


    Tostitos Reunite America Campaign

    Comment by Dan / Tostitos Reunite America — April 1, 2011 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

  2. Maria

    Love your work! Touching, poetic, funny and very honest. I coast with your every word and thoroughly enjoy the ride. Thank you for sharing your stories and memories with so many of us who grew up in a time when there were no computer distractions and getting a handwritten note in the mail was something to savor.

    Always my best,


    Comment by Neil Platt — August 11, 2011 @ 4:49 am | Reply

  3. Can’t wait to get the e-book this December!

    Comment by Lisa — August 13, 2011 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

  4. Hi Maria —

    Ryan & I just watched The Exorcist too! Good luck on your book & keep me posted when its published!!! I’m going to poke around on your blog some more — what I’ve seen so far is great — not that I’d expect anything less from you 🙂


    Comment by Kathie Cook — October 27, 2011 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  5. Love you, Maria,
    So wonderful, charming, humorous, sensitive, talented—
    Can’t wait for your book—

    Thank you for enriching the lives of so many; may you skyrocket to
    a little fame & fortune; we don’t want to lose you.


    Comment by cora — January 25, 2012 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

  6. There’s nothing better than the real book in your own hands… Cheers from Ireland

    Comment by Swav — July 22, 2014 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

  7. Hi Maria, I’m your fathers neighbor over on 214th st and he told me about your book to me and Miss. Murry I must say I’m excited to read your book because I get to picture what happens in our street.
    Jonathan L.

    Comment by Jonathan Lattanzio — September 9, 2016 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

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