A Queen In The Kitchen – Estate Italiana: FICO Eataly World (Bologna)

FICO, acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Italian Peasant Factory) and literally fig or cool! (Italian expression), is THE WORLD’S LARGEST AGRI-FOOD PARK in beautiful Bologna (Emilia-Romagna) 100.000 square meters of authentic Italian agri-food related stuff including : shops and marketplace 40 eating points 40 farming factories 6 multimedia carousels 6 classrooms theater and cinema 2 hectares […]

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A Queen In The Kitchen: How To Make Watermelon Caprese

  Everyone knows Caprese, the simple Italian salad, made of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, that features the Italian flag colors : white, red and green. Follow the new episode of A Queen In The Kitchen and learn how to prepare this surprising version of the traditional caprese because I won’t use tomatoes, but watermelon instead. You’ll […]

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Spaghetti With Asparagus Pesto

The Italian word PESTO (literally “to trample”) usually refers to the sauce originating in the city of Genoa (Liguria), made with basil, garlic, EVOO , Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, pecorino cheese, pine nuts and coarse salt. Pesto is traditionally prepared in a marble mortar with a wooden pestle and could be prepared with various ingredients such […]

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Potato & Zucchini Lasagna

Summer is almost over which means that the majority of my favorite fresh green vegetables won’t be available until next Spring, so let’s prepare a delicious, healthy lasagna made with zucchine (Italian zucchini) and potatoes. This lasagna is a lighter and yummy alternative to the traditional meat lasagna, perfectly suitable for vegetarians and people with […]

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