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Pasta Sauces Cooking Class

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Calling all the pasta lovers in LA!!!

Join me for a fun and delicious cooking class at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and learn how to prepare the best Italian pasta sauces with the finest ingredients (Parmigiano Reggiano Bertozzi, Pasta Zara) :

CARBONARA

PESTO

RAGU’

ARRABBIATA

Saturday, JUNE 17, 2017
10:30 AM – 1 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue – LA 90024
Space is limited! RSVP required
please call 310-824-7408 or email to classes.iicla@esteri.it to register 

 

Eat well, be happy!

#aqueeninthekitchen #pasta #losangeles #bertozziamerica

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A Queen In The Kitchen : Besciamella

The new episode of A Queen In the Kitchen is now up!

Watch me preparing Besciamella (Béchamel Sauce), the white sauce made from a roux of butter, flour and milk. Even though it is considered a French sauce, it first appeared in Italian cookbooks. It is said that was invented by Marquis Louis de Bechamel (1603–1703), a 17th century financier who held the honorary post of chief steward of King Louis XIV’s (1643-1715) household.

Besciamella is the key ingredient of many Italian dishes : Lasagne, Cannelloni, Crespelle,  Vegetables au gratin, Paste Pasticciate…

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…and if you like it, please subscribe to A Queen In The Kitchen You Tube Channel (it’s free!).

Buon Appetito!

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host, Chef, Author)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Music, Photo)
Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Video Maker, Editor, Photo)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing
Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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Get Inspired By A Queen In The Kitchen And Win A Flight To Italy!!!

I’m flattered to be part of the #ExtraordinaryItalianTaste Photo Contest promoted by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles in celebration of the “Festa Nazionale” (Italian National Day – June 2nd 2017). Take inspiration from one the A Queen In The Kitchen video recipes for a chance to win a flight to Italy!

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On the occasion of this special event, I’m sharing two of my favorite desserts :

Crema al Mascarpone

Colombine Di Pasqua

Get inspired by me or by the other outstanding chefs : Amy Riolo, Drago Brothers and il Fornaio  Beverly Hills.

To Enter The Contest :

1. Prepare an Italian dish that you consider to be the most representative of the rich Italian Culinary heritage. (For ideas and suggestions countless videos of Italian chefs are freely available online. Some of them are linked on the left of this page).

2. Take a picture of the dish you prepared and post it on Twitter or Facebook including a brief description and the hashtag #June2LA2017.

3. Tag us @ItalyinLA (Twitter) or @conslosangeles (Facebook).

4. Have your friends and followers like/share/retweet your post as much as you can.

5. The posts that prove most popular will win one of the following prizes:

– 1 flight to Rome (Courtesy of Protravel Internationa)

– Italian Sport Cars Driving Experiences in Las Vegas (courtesy of Dream Racing)

– Subscriptions to “L’Italo Americano” online edition

or visit

Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles

BUONA FORTUNA!!!

 

A Queen In The Kitchen : Crema Al Mascarpone (Mascarpone Cream)

Did you know that Mascarpone cheese is rich in vitamin A, important for eye health and the skin growth processes?

Mascarpone cheese is a traditional sweet and creamy Italian cheese originated in the city of Lodi, southwest of Milan (Italy). The name derives from the word mascherpa, that in Milanese dialect refers to a low-fat ricotta.

In the new episode of A Queen In The Kitchen, watch me preparing a traditional dessert from my hometown Milan : CREMA DI MASCARPONE (Mascarpone Cream). This cream is the same used for preparing the Tiramisu’ and as a filling for the Panettone (Christmas Sweet Bread) during the Christmas celebrations.

For more authentic Italian recipes, please visit A Queen In The Kitchen You Tube channel!

Crema di Mascarpone is another delicious recipe included in my new cookbook “A Queen In The Kitchen”.

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Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host, Chef, Author)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer & Music)
Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Video Maker, Editor, Photographer)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing
Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

#aqueeninthekitchen #breadloveanddreams #alegambini

Cooking Series

Need a daily cooking inspiration? Check my cooking series on Vimeo and You Tube!

#aqueeninthekitchen #bakingbread #aworldofsweets

 

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A Queen In The Kitchen : Bruschetta

The new episode of A Queen In The Kitchen is live on A Queen In The Kitchen You Tube Channel .

Watch me preparing Bruschetta (pronounced bruˈsketta), the Italian antipasto (starter) consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and salt. It can also be topped with tomato, basil, cured meats and cheese.

…and if you like it, please subscribe to A Queen In The Kitchen You Tube Channel (it’s free!).

Buon Appetito!

#aqueeninthekitchen #cookbook #bruschetta

Bruschetta

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Photo by Mirko “Mirakle” Urania – A Queen In The Kitchen

Yield : 4 servings

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 10 min.

Cook Time : 4 min.

 

INGREDIENTS

4 slices country bread

1 garlic clove

3 small ripe tomatoes, diced

4 fresh basil leaves

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Grill the sliced bread in a cast iron skillet or outdoor grill until browned on both sides (2 minutes per side).

Rub each slice with the garlic clove.

Place some tomato mixture on top of each bread slice.

Serve right away.

 

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host, Chef, Author)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Music)
Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Video Maker, Editor, Photo)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing
Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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How to Pronounce Bruschetta

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The new episode of Queen In The Kitchen is coming up this Thursday on A Queen In The Kitchen You Tube channel. In this episode I’ll show you how to prepare BRUSCHETTA, the delicious Italian antipasto (starter).

In the meantime let’s learn how to pronounce Bruschetta : bruˈsketta

Buon Appetito!!!