Torta Della Nonna…Happy Thanksgiving!

Torta della Nonna (Grandma’s Tart), the typical tart from Tuscany filled with custard cream and topped with pine nuts, will be on our table tomorrow to celebrate family, friends and everything we should be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones from #aqueeninthekitchen 🙏

Merry Christmas With A Queen In The Kitchen


“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!


Thank you Angelica , my everything!


Thank you Barbara Lamperti – Buona Pappa

James Valentine and the book copy

Thank you James Valentine – Maroon 5


Thank you Chef Gino Campagna

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


Thank you Jason Okuma – Social Media Influencer

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 are Carnaroli and Arborio.

Learn how to make Risotto giallo alla Milanese simply following my step-by-step video recipe.

Another authentic Italian recipe included in my new cookbook “A Queen In The Kitchen”.


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Fun Facts 

In 1981 Gualtiero Marchesi, the Italian chef considered the founder of the Italian modern cuisine, added to this dish a gold foil over the risotto, as a sign of noble dish of the Italian cuisine.

Buon Appetito!!!

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Ale Gambini (Host, Chef, Author)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer & Music)
Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Video Maker, Editor, Photos)
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A Queen In The Kitchen…Coming Soon!!!

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A Queen In The Kitchen: Nonna Fernanda’s Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine With A Twist Of Me

Ale Gambini
SuperOtto Publishing

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 :

Milanese risotto
Veal Ossobuco
Milk cardoon
Veal Milanese

Buon Appetito!

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Baking Bread Plus: Episode #18 : Panzerotti 🇮🇹

I LOVE LOVE LOVE PANZEROTTI!!! Do you wanna learn how to prepare them? Simply watch the new episode of Baking Bread Plus, now on Vimeo and You Tube.

Panzerotti are savory deep-fried filled pocket of bread originally from Apulia region (Italy). They are similar to pizza and calzone and they taste just AMAZING! The most popular filling is made with fresh mozzarella and tomato (crushed or sauce). The name Panzerotto (literally potbellied) comes from the shape of this bread that resembles a swollen belly.

Enjoy every single bite!


Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
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Piedmont Hazelnut Cake On Expo 2015 Worldrecipes Homepage!

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In a couple of days Expo 2015, the Universal Exposition held in my hometowm Milan (Italy) will end. The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet.

It has been a long and delicious journey, and such a great honor to be a part of it with my authentic Italian recipes, video recipes and recipes from around the world.

Today I couldn’t be happier to have once again one of my recipes featured on Expo 2015 Worldrecipes homepage along with prestigious Chef Ambassadors such as the Michelin starred Antonino Cannavacciuolo, the Maître Chocolatier Ernst Knam and one of my culinary hero Gualtiero Marchesi, the father of the modern Italian cuisine.

A huge thank you to @Expo2015Milan for this amazing experience  #expoworldrecipes #Expo2015 #tastetheplanet .

To check my Piedmont Hazelnut Cake and other delicious recipes, please visit the Expo Worldrecipes homepage in the section Scent of Hazelnut

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Grazie and enjoy!!!