March 8th 2014, Save The Date!!! The New Episode Of A World Of Sweets Featuring Nonna Fernanda

March 8th 2014 Save The Date!!! A New Episode Of World Of Sweets Featuring Nonna Fernanda

I couldn’t be happier to announce that on March 8th “A World Of Sweets” featuring Nonna Fernanda will be online.
It will be a very special episode to celebrate my mentor, teacher, role model and above all my dear Grandmother.

A huge thanks to my amazing crew : Mirko Mirakle Urania & Raimondo D’ Egidio (video-makers), Maurizio “OttO”De Togni (Original Score), Shihomi Patane’ (open title)… you guys are the BEST 😉

Save the date and stay tuned!!!

The 5th Annual Taste Awards, Jan 16th 2014 – Hollywood

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This amazing journey started on November 2013 when my web series “A World Of Sweets”, traditional  sweet recipes from each and every county of the world, has been nominated on three categories at the prestigious Taste Awards. After two months I’m here to tell what happened on that spectacular night.
First of all THE LOCATION. Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony has been held at the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood. This Theatre is one of the world’s most famous movie theatre, venue for the first-ever Hollywood premiere (Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks on 1922). It also has been home of three Academy Awards ceremonies (Oscar).
As soon as I got there I felt like I was walking on a piece of history. The Red Carpet started at 6pm sharp. All the celebrities, winners and nominees (such as me) walked the Red Carpet for photos and interviews. As a former professional musician, I’m used to be under the light of the cameras or on video, but here everything was magic.
The ceremony started at 7pm. The winner of each categories has been awarded with the famous Taste Award Medallion and has made the acceptance speech. Only a few categories had the winner announced the same night (I was nominated in two of them). When the host opened the white envelope to announce the winner, my heart pounded like never before. I din’t win but I feel like this is just the beginning of a long and beautiful culinary journey.
Kuddo to “La Cuoca Girovaga” by Chef Rosanna Marziale, an Italian animation, who won the Outstanding Kids Award along with Masterchef Junior and Cool Kids Cook.
After the ceremony we all attended the elegant after party with wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and artisan chocolate served on the stylish open-air, palm tree lined courtyard of the Theatre.
Definitely a perfect night, with a sky full of stars above my head and my heart filled with joy.

Happy Anniversary Bread Love And Dreams!!!

Happy Anniversary Bread Love And Dreams!!!

On Jen 17th 2013 I joined for the first time ever That day I only chose the name , but I wasn’t sure what content to put on my brand new blog.
After only one year, Bread Love And Dreams has many loyal followers, lots of likes and appreciations, it has been featured on major cooking websites, 3 nominations at The 5th Annual Taste Awards… what can I ask for more?

Thank you – Grazie Mille!

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

Today is the BIG day. I wouldn’ t be here without the love and support of my amazing husband Maurizio “OttO” De Togni (who also scored the episodes of “A World Of Sweets”), my adorable sous-chef Angelica, the talented Italian director Mirko Mirakle Urania , the film-maker Claudio Falconi and the graphic designer Shihomi Patane’.
Who knows, maybe this will be my speech as a winner; whatever happens, it will be a success!

The Taste Awards, Jen 16th – Egyptian Theatre (Hollywood, CA)

The Taste Awards, Jen 16th - Egyptian Theatre (Hollywood, CA)

The Taste Awards is around the corner. Wish me luck with my web series ” A World Of Sweets”, nominated for the following categories :
– Best Food and Travel Web Series
– Best Home Chef in a Series

“The 5th Annual TASTE AWARDS, the premier awards show celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.
The January 16th Red Carpet awards event will feature a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities.
The awards are followed by an after-party reception for networking, photography, mingling, interviews and so…”

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