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Category Archives: Web Series “A Queen In The Kitchen”

A Queen In The Kitchen : Light Tiramisù

Tiramisù, the king of Italian desserts, is undoubtedly one of the favorite desserts throughout the globe. In this episode of A Queen In The Kitchen. I’ll show you how to prepare a lighter but equally delicious version of  Tiramisù, so put your apron on and follow my step-by-step video recipe.

A Queen In The Kitchen Online Food Program is available on You Tube and Vimeo.

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Buon Appetito!

 

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS

Drain the fresh ricotta until all the water is gone, then place it in a bowl and cream with the help of a fork.

Add the sugar and mix until well blended.

Fill a small bowl with milk then add cocoa powder (according to your own taste) and mix thoroughly.

Assemble the tiramisù in 6 small glass dishes or ramekins by placing a layer of savoiardi (previously dipped briefly in the milk and cocoa powder mixture) on the bottom of each containers, cover the top of savoiardi  with ricotta cream, add some chocolate chips. Make a second layer of savoiardi, cover with ricotta mixture and dust with cocoa powder.

Chill in the fridge for one hour before serving.

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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A Queen In The Kitchen : Lasagne Della Nonna (Authentic Italian Lasagna)…Happy 4th Of July!!!

Who doesn’t love Lasagne? Yes Lasagne, because that’s how we Italians call this dish. When we say Lasagne, we commonly refer to the Lasagne alla Bolognese, made with wide hand rolled flat egg pasta and meat sauce. This heavenly primo piatto (first dish) originated in the city of Bologna (Emilia Romagna), is one of the staple of the Italian cuisine throughout the globe.

Let’s celebrate July 4th by preparing the authentic Italian lasagna, the one and only  made with just 4 ingredients : lasagne (rolled flat egg pasta), ragú (meat sauce), besciamella (Bechamél sauce) and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

I’m so in love with Lasagne that I’ve dedicated the cover of my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen to them.

Watch the new episode of A Queen In The Kitchen and learn how to make my Nonna Fernanda’s Lasagne alla Bolognese.

A Queen In The Kitchen Online Food Program is available on You Tube and Vimeo.

…don’t forget to 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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A Queen In The Kitchen Online Food Program

Get inspired by A Queen In The Kitchen online food program, and learn how to prepare authentic healthy Italian dishes (Ragu’, Meatballs, Bruschetta…). Step by step, easy to follow video recipes suitable for all levels home cooks, food enthusiasts and Italian food lovers.

A Queen In The Kitchen Online Food Program is available on You Tube and Vimeo.

…don’t forget to 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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A Queen In The Kitchen : Ragu’

Ragu’, the Italian meat sauce, is undoubtably one the most famous condiments of the Italian cuisine. Every family has its own recipe usually handed down for generations by grandmothers. In today’s episode of A Queen In the Kitchen I’ll show how to prepare my Nonna Fernanda’s ragu’.

Another recipe homemade, simple and delicious I have included in my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen.

Buon Appetito!

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Ragu'

INGREDIENTS

5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

onion, carrot and celery, finely chopped

30 oz tomato sauce (vine ripened tomatoes)

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork

salt and pepper, to taste

fresh basil (washed and dried)

DIRECTIONS

In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, put oil, butter, chopped vegetables and sauté until the onion became golden,

Reduce the heat then add the ground meats and cook briefly.

Add the tomato sauce, salt and pepper to taste and fresh basil.

Reduce the heat at low, cover the pan partially with the lid and allow to cook at least one hour. Remember to stir frequently. If the sauce becomes too thick add a a glass of warm water.

Toss over your favorite shape of pasta, homemade gnocchi or use it for preparing lasagne.

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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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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.

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