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

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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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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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.

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Buon Appetito!

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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!!!

 

A Queen In The Kitchen: Colombine Di Pasqua…Happy Easter!

A Queen In The Kitchen web series is finally back!!!

In today’s episode we’ll celebrate Easter by preparing a mouthwatering Italian dessert : Colombine di Pasqua (puff pastry Easter doves). These “colombine” are super cute, dove shaped pastries filled with Chantilly Cream, a sweet cream made of fresh whipped cream, sugar and vanilla extract.

Another recipe homemade, simple and delicious I have included in my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen, available paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon.

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Buona Pasqua…HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 20 min.

Cook Time : 10 min.

INGREDIENTS

1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten

For the Chantilly Cream
8 oz heavy whipping cream, cold
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract

powdered sugar, to dust

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven at 350 F degrees.
With a dove shaped cookie cutter, cut the thawed puff pastry into doves.
Move the doves onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and brush them with the beaten egg.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
Prepare the chantilly cream whipping the cold whipping cream with a hand or stand mixer.
When the cream is almost whipped, add the sugar and vanilla extract and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
Place the whipped cream on a pastry bag with a star tip or plain round tip.
Stuff half of the doves with chantilly cream, than cover the stuffed doves with the remaining half.
Dust with powdered sugar.

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

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…a special thanks to :

Nonna Fernanda

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A Queen In the Kitchen You Tube Channel

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Drum roll, please!!!
On the occasion of the upcoming new episodes of my cooking series A Queen In The Kitchen based on my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen: Nonna Fernanda’s Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine With a Twist of Me, I’ve just launched a new You Tube channel aqueeninthekitchen .

Please, take a moment to subscribe (it’s free). We really appreciate the support!

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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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