Coconut Sicilian Granita

Granita is a traditional semi-frozen Italian dessert from the ravishing Island of Sicily. The Sicilian granita is usually prepared with water, sugar, fruit juice ( lemon, orange, mandarin ) or other ingredients such as almonds, pistachios, coffee, cocoa, coconut or jasmine. It is traditionally served in a transparent glass and accompanied by the typical brioche […]

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A Queen In The Kitchen In-Home Cooking Classes

I’m flattered to announce my new in-home cooking classes!!! A Queen In The Kitchen in-home cooking classes will teach you how to cook like an Italian in the comfortable setting of your own kitchen. Enjoy an authentic Italian meal with your family and friends at home. Buon Appetito!!!   What to expect Authentic Italian food. […]

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Gnocchetti Della Valchiavenna (Valchiavenna Milk And Bread Dumplings)

Gnocchetti della Valchiavenna, also known as Pizzoccheri della Valchiavenna (Valchiavenna Pizzoccheri ), are delicious tiny dumplings made with stale bread, flour, milk and tossed with Valtellina Casera cheese, Grana padano cheese, browned butter and sage sauce. Traditionally they were shaped with the help of two teaspoons, I personally love to shape them with the spaetzle […]

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How To Make Risotto Giallo Alla Milanese (Milanese Risotto)

A Queen In The Kitchen Episode #2 : Risotto Giallo Alla Milanese (Milanese Risotto). Risotto giallo alla Milanese is a specialty dish of my hometown Milan (Italy), traditionally made with beef stock, raw bone marrow, onion, butter, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, flavored and colored with saffron. The best varieties of rice for making a superb risotto […]

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Spinach and Ricotta Malfatti

The Italian word Malfatti literally means “badly shaped”, but despite their name Malfatti are delicious dumplings made with fresh ricotta cheese and spinach. This is a traditional Lombard first course but it can be found in other regions under different names. In the city of Florence they are called GNUDI (naked) and in Trentino Alto Adige […]

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