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A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle Edition Live On Amazon + Giveaway

Hooray!!! A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle Edition is finally live on Amazon.

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Title: A Queen In The Kitchen

Authored by Ale Gambini

Photos by Maurizio OTTO De Togni

L.A.-based Italian food writer Ale Gambini presents traditional Milanese and Northern Italian dishes, handed down from her beloved Nonna Fernanda. Nearly a century of authentic Italian recipes, accurately explained step-by-step, prepared using only the freshest, finest and healthiest ingredients that are native to the region of Lombardy and Northern Italy in general. This book includes the staples of the Milanese cuisine such as Milanese risotto, veal ossobuco and Panettone (Christmas sweet bread).

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Giveaway

Today is a very special day to me as a mom and woman, so I’ll be giving away a signed paperback copy of my cookbook to one of the purchasers of A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle Edition.

TO ENTER

Fill the form below and let me know that you have just got your copy of A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle Edition.

End date: March 16th, 2017.

The winner will be selected randomly and notified via email.

You must be 21 years old to qualify for this prize.

The giveaway is open worldwide!!!

 Good luck!!!

#aqueeninthekitchen #kindle #internationalwomensday

A Queen In the Kitchen Kindle Edition

Save the date!!! On March 8th 2017A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle edition will be available worldwide. Pre-order your copy of  A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle edition now on Amazon.

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KINDLE EDITION 
March 8th 2017

Title: A Queen In The Kitchen

Authored by Ale Gambini

Photos by Maurizio OTTO De Togni

L.A.-based Italian food writer Ale Gambini presents traditional Milanese and Northern Italian dishes, handed down from her beloved Nonna Fernanda. Nearly a century of authentic Italian recipes, accurately explained step-by-step, prepared using only the freshest, finest and healthiest ingredients that are native to the region of Lombardy and Northern Italy in general. This book includes the staples of the Milanese cuisine such as Milanese risotto, veal ossobuco and Panettone (Christmas sweet bread).

Available on:

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Chiacchiere (Italian Carnival Fried Dough)

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Today in Italy is celebrated Fat Thursday, the traditional Catholic feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and Carnevale. Carnevale is the most colorful and playful period of the year, when everyone wears a costume or a mask, and celebrates in the streets with festive parades, allegoric floats, coriandoli (paper confetti), stelle filanti (paper streamers) and delicious sweet treats such as Chiacchiere. Chiacchiere are sweet crisp pastries, deep-fried, sprinkled with powdered sugar and are known by different names depending on the regions in which they are prepared :

Lombardy : chiacchiere

Bologna : sfrappole

Tuscany : cenci

Rome : frappe

Tentino Alto Adige & Friuli Venezia Giulia : crostoli 

Liguria & Piedmont : bugie

Sardinia : meraviglias

No matter how we call them, Chiacchiere are simply delicious.

Buon Carnevale!!!

…another recipe homemade, simple and delicious included in my cookbook “A Queen In the Kitchen“.

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Amazon.com (US)CA, Amazon Europe: (ITFRESDE) and UK.

Recipe & Photo by Ale Gambini & Angelica- BreadLoveAndDreams.com

 

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 30 min. + 30 min. to rest

Cook Time : 2 min.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 pinch of salt

1 shot of Grappa

vegetable oil for frying

powdered sugar, to dust

 

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl place the flour, make a well then add sugar, butter, eggs, salt and Grappa.

Kneed by hand until the dough becomes soft and pliable. (You can also knead with a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook).

Cover with plastic paper an allow to rest for 30 minutes in a cool place.

Divide the dough in 4 equal parts.

With a rolling pin or pasta machine, roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick.

Cut the dough with a pastry wheel or serrated knife into rectangles 2×4 inch , make 1 or 2 incisions in the middle of each rectangle.

In a large skillet, heat the oil until hot then fry the chiacchiere in small batches until both sides are golden brown.

Drain with a slotted spoon and place the chiacchiere over a serving plate covered with paper towel.

Dust with abundant powdered sugar while warm.

Happy, Delicious And Sparkling 2017!

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2016 has been a year filled with joy, smiles, tears, achievements, personal growth and other emotions. I had the privilege to fulfill one of my biggest dreams : become a cookbook author. I feel honored and blessed for everyone and everything in my life!

Let’s wrap up the 2016 with an authentic 4-course Italian dinner menu, from starter to primo (first course), secondo e contorno (main course and side dish) and dolce (dessert). Follow the easy recipes included in my cooking web series and cookbook “A Queen In The Kitchen“, available on Amazon.com (US)CA, Amazon Europe: (ITFRESDE) and UK.

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Antipasto : Cocktail di Gamberetti (Shrimp Cocktail)

Primo : Risotto Giallo alla Milanese (Milanese Risotto)

Secondo : Polpette della Nonna (Grandma’s Meatballs)

Dolce : Crema di Mascarpone (Mascarpone Cream)

 

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

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Merry Christmas With A Queen In The Kitchen

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“Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.”
– Lenore Hershey

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Eat, drink and be merry!

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Thank you Angelica , my everything!

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Thank you Barbara Lamperti – Buona Pappa

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Thank you James Valentine – Maroon 5

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Thank you Chef Gino Campagna

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Thank you Paolo Rigiroli – Quatro Fromaggio And Other Disgraces On The Menu

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Thank you Jason Okuma – Social Media Influencer

A Queen In The Kitchen On Google Books

A Queen In The Kitchen is now on Google Books.

Check some of the five stars reviews about my very first cookbook, a unique book or gift for all the foodies, cooks and cooking enthusiasts.

“A MUST READ! Thank you  Ale Gambini for the wonderful book! Nonna Fernanda forever!!!” Chef Gino Campagna

5.0 out of 5 starsA true gem on Northern Italian cuisine

“As an Italian who grew up and lived near Milan for the first 30 years of my life, I can say that Ale’s cookbook captures the cooking of my region with incredible accuracy. Now that I live in North America, I appreciate this cookbook even more because it features a kind of Italian cuisine that hasn’t gone mainstream yet, therefore probably adding a number of new Italian dishes to people’s repertoires. Ale’s collection is a unique gem in the vast offering of cookbooks on Italian cooking – assolutamente raccomandato :)”

5.0 su 5 stelle THE queen in the kitchen 👏

“Italian recipes easy to make. A real celebration of taste. Ale Gambini reveals the secrets of the authentic Italian dishes, techniques and amazing tips. Grazie”

5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars

“Great recipes!”

#aqueeninthekitchen #alegambini #breadloveanddreams

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BOOK RELEASE

Publication date:
June 28th 2016, Los Angeles (CA)

Title: A Queen In The Kitchen

Authored by Ale Gambini

Photos by Maurizio OTTO De Togni

L.A.-based Italian food writer Ale Gambini presents traditional Milanese and Northern Italian dishes, handed down from her beloved Nonna Fernanda. Nearly a century of authentic Italian recipes, accurately explained step-by-step, prepared using only the freshest, finest and healthiest ingredients that are native to the region of Lombardy and Northern Italy in general. This book includes the staples of the Milanese cuisine such as Milanese risotto, veal ossobuco and Panettone (Christmas sweet bread).

A Queen In The Kitchen is published by SuperOttO publishing:
ISBN-13: 978-0692669099.

Available on:

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Amazon.com (US)CA, Amazon Europe: (ITFRESDE) and UK.

The Taste Awards…Finalist Again!!!

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I’m over the moon to announce that my cooking web series “A Queen In The Kitchen” (based on my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen ) has been selected as finalist at the prestigious The Taste Awards.

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Now I need a little help in order to fulfill my dream, please vote for “A Queen In The Kitchen” in the Viewers Choice Award Category http://www.thetasteawards.com/viewers-choice-voting-8th-annual-taste-awards/

 

A HUGE thank you to my crew :

Maurizio “OttO” De Togni (Production , Publishing, Music)

Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Film Maker and Editor)

…and a very special thanks to my muse Nonna Fernanda and my dear friend Fiona Josef.

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